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Snowbird Creek (Upper)


Stretch: Hooper Bald Trailhead to end of Big Snowbird Rd
Difficulty: Class IV to V-
Distance: 8.2 miles
Flows: Visual only. Look for 3” in prior 6 hrs. Needs A LOT!
Gradient: 135 fpm average for 4.35 miles and then 179 fpm to the end.
Put-in: Just above the confluence of Snowbird Creek and Bearpen Branch
Take-out: End of Big Snowbird Rd, at the trailhead
Shuttle: 21.2 miles, (45 minutes one-way, some good dirt). Plus ~3 mile hike that took 1.5 hrs knowing where we were going. The hike regularly turns people’s days into epics.
Season: Fall, Winter, and Spring from rain
Written: © 2019
Featured in A Wet State #150

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