The road the the upper clear creek still had a lot of snow on it last week, Want to run elk creek?
Anyone know about access into Clear Creek, near Happy Camp? Snow, trees on the road, etc...? Thanks.
Thanks guys. Not sure if I'll make it in there this weekend, just exploring options for now. I heard Elk Creek has some fun if you hike up a bit, but I haven't done even the guide book run.
Nicks full of shit... I talked him into turning around because the drifts just past the bridge were still deep. He wanted to keep going and get stuck. I was pushing snow with my cellica (new tiers) Any way elk creek has some nice looking gorges and I heard it was a lot of fun. But ya by now the road up clear creek is probably clear.
Any way if you desided to run elk creek let me know.
Hey Nick wanta run shuttle for upper stuarts fork?
Either of you, or anyone else, have any word on access up to the gate at Kidder Creek? Also, anyone know if the access is still as described on Darin's website? Still working on class IVish creek options for the weekend...
THE UPPER EAST FORK IS THE SHIT!
I don't know about access on kidder creek but most fs gates don't open untill may, a marble mt wilderness map would be a good idea. A few of us ran the upper east fork for our first time today and found some sweet 3-4 creeken! I think this was one of the best days of creeken I've had! The upper section toped off with canyon creek would be a great day! I am also very curious about nf cottonwood creek for my next step up, A supper clean waterfall : )
The Kidder gate was open in November, should still be to the best of my knowledge.
Upper east fork of...? trinity? and combine with canyon creek... do you mean upper east branch of the north fork? just curious...
Ya thats the one nothing as hard as the last rapid on canyon creek but more good class 4, most of the 4s are smilier to the ones on clear creek below wiskytown. A few drops seemed as tall as my boat. But the best part is the continues nature, most of the pools are only 15-100 feet long. There is wood and I think we portage 2 or 3 times and went under or over or around a few others. But any way there's lots of good stuff from the end of east fork road to the bridge. After our run we talked to a local east fork boater who suggested putting in off of hobo gulch road to add another 3 miles of even better class 4. The lower is a nice 2-3 great for a beginners first creek.
I do wonder about mumbo creek into the actual east fork trinity. As any one ever ran it, it seems like you'd need a snow cat to get there while there was still enough water.
Mumbo goes when the East Fork does. We got on it a couple years ago and found it to be a really awesome section of whitewater. The east fork was at a medium level, if I knew the exact number I would say, but there was plenty of water going down Mumbo at that time Not super challenging but pretty and fun. If you are going to do the East fork Trinity the easiest way is to paddle Mumbo into the EF. Best of luck figuring out the shuttle on this one though, it took us several miles of hiking / driving in the wrong direction to get on it. There was snow on one of the main roads which lead to the hiking however the actual road we wanted that took us to Mumbo was clear, the road was pretty good considering however a rockfall since then could easily block the road.
Here's some footage from the East Fork (thanks for the help Dan):
The bit at the end about Upper Mumbo being too small may or may not be completely true, guess you'll have to do the work and figure it out for yourselves if this is the case or not...
ask Wartburg about that one, I'm not talking.
Last edited by Paul; 03-14-2008 at 01:35 PM.