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Printer Friendly Middle Fork of the Stanislaus (Donnels)

Middle Fork of the Stanislaus (Donnels)

Stretch: Clarks Fork Bridge to Donnels Dam
Difficulty: Class IV-V
Distance: 3.7 miles (plus 2 on the lake)
Flows: 400-1,000 cfs inflow to Donnels. Current Dreamflows gauge
Gradient: 137 fpm (the goods are closer to 165 fpm)
Put-in: Clarks Fork Road Bridge
Take-out: Donnels Dam
Shuttle: 23 miles, 10 on crappy dirt road, bring an SUV or Outback (1 hour, one way)
Season: Spring and Summer from snowmelt
Written: © 2009, 2013, 2015

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