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Bear Creek

Stretch: Highway 129 to Canyon Park Dr
Difficulty: Class V
Distance: 3.45 miles
Flows: 8" Low, 16-18" Optimal, >20" High, >26" Very High, but there is no online gauge. We had 22" and 3,100 cfs and dropping at Lookout Creek. Check out American Whitewater's current flow gauge.
Gradient: 228 fpm average (3/4 of a mile at Stairway is 407 fpm, the "hard section" is 311 fpm average)
Put-in: Pull off at the North and South Fork confluence on Highway 129
Take-out: State Park Access Parking off of Canyon View Rd
Shuttle: 7.8 miles (15 minutes one way)
Season: Winter and Spring, rain
Written: © 2015
Featured in Video A Wet State #97 and in A Wet State's contribution to World Kayak's Video Guide

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