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Printer Friendly South Fork of the American (Golden Gate)

South Fork of the American (Golden Gate)

Stretch: Peavine Road to Forebay Road
Difficulty: Class V to V+
Distance: 9.5 miles
Flows: 500 - 2000 cfs. Current Dreamflows upriver gauge (In Spring, multiply by 1.5 to 2)
Gradient: 117 fpm average (The goods are 185 +/- 15 fpm for 4 miles)
Put-in: Peavine Road
Take-out: Forebay Road
Shuttle: 13 miles (30-40 minutes 1 way)
Season: Spring and early Summer from snow melt
Written: © 2009
Featured in Noceti's video and John Moore's rapid-by-rapid video