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Upper Run Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Little White Salmon River

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Upper Run Info
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Put In:  Lava Creek
Take Out:  Fish Hatchery
Difficulty:  Class V
Gradient:  180 ft/mi
Run Length:  2 miles
Good Level:  250 to 700 cfs
Character/Similar To:  Steep, technical creek plunging through a short gorge.
Hazards:  Difficult, continuous rapids
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 211 miles South of Seattle
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From Hwy 14 some 12 miles east of Stevenson, WA turn north onto Cook-Underwood Road and follow the signs to the Little White Salmon Recreation Area and fish hatchery. Turn north onto Willard Road and drive a mile and a half and put-in at the bridge.

Take-out: Continue on the Cook-Underwood Road crossing the Little White Salmon at the fish hatchery. Take-out upstream of the bridge on river left.

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