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Printer Friendly West Prong of the Little Pigeon River (Upper)

West Prong of the Little Pigeon River (Upper)


Stretch: Chimneys Trail Head to Chimney’s Picnic Area
Difficulty: Class V
Distance: 1.8 miles
Flows: ~0.9 to 1.8 or so (0.9 was definitely low… ). The gauge is on the downstream side of the take-out bridge. Doesn't take a whole lot of rain(1-2 inches), but drops out quickly, especially in the summer.
Gradient: 390 fpm (there is a quarter mile section of 523 fpm)
Put-in: Chimneys Trail Head off of Highway 411
Take-out: Chimney’s Picnic Area / Bridge on Highway 411
Shuttle: 2.0 miles (5 minutes one-way)
Season: Winter/Spring from rain… Occasionally off of Summer thunderstorms
Written: © 2015

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