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Kings River (Garlic Falls)

Stretch: Yucca Point to Garnet Dike Campground
Difficulty: Class V- to V
Distance: 9.7 miles
Flows: 600-3,000 cfs (Class V at 1,200, V+ at 3,000). Current Dreamflows Roger's Crossing gauge
Gradient: 101 fpm (154 fpm from Mile 2.75 to 5.2)
Put-in: Yucca Point Trail, confluence of Middle and South Forks
Take-out: End of the road, Garnet Dike campground
Shuttle: 89 miles (~3 hours one-way). There is a short cut of a rough dirt road that cuts off 40 miles and saves ~30 minutes. But it was closed early in 2014 due to a landslide.
Season: Spring and Summer, at the beginning and end of the snowmelt. Usually too high in between.
Written: © 2014
Featured in A Wet State #93 and Gareth Tate's video

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