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Teanaway - N. Fork Teanaway to E. Masterson Road (near Musser Creek)


Teanaway, Washington, US

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N. Fork Teanaway to E. Masterson Road (near Musser Creek)

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 14 fpm

Teanaway


Teanaway
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe @ 1100 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Teanaway Below Forks
dream-552 800 - 1400 cfs II+ 10h01m 11 cfs (too low)


River Description

The season for this run is generally April and May. It sometimes runs into June but generally tapers off by the end of the month. Because it's class II, this river is often overlooked with so many options in the spring but its a great run for instruction with some fun playspots to keep everyone happy. For most of the run the river left bank is agricultural land and river right is the state-managed Teanaway Community Forest. Over the course of the run there are a number of sandstone ledges that form great surfing waves that are the perfect size to learn on. Stay alert for wood hazards which shift from year to year.

Logistics: Take Highway 970 which heads east out of Cle Elum and at mile 6.9 turn north onto Teanaway Road. Follow Teanaway Road to mile 0.5 and turn left onto Red Bridge Road. Follow this road 0.5 down to the bridge across the Teanaway River and the take-out. The state manages a formal public access on the downstream river right side of the bridge.

To reach the put-in, head back out to Teanaway Road and continue upstream to mile 7.1 where the road cross the river. The put-in is on the upstream river right side of the bridge.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2014-07-18 17:16:15

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 5 2016 (79 days ago)
shanna (150424)
4/24/16, 1100 cfs. One down tree with a step around portage on river left shortly after the main
lunch spot.
May 20 2013 (1191 days ago)
David ElliottDetails
5/12/2013 @ 1250cfs. About 75 yards below the bridge below the put-in, there was a tree spanning
the entire river. At the first island below that, we chose the right channel and the left channel
was blocked at the end. Below that, there were a half dozen places where trees partially or fully
blocked a channel. We had no problems avoiding these, but at lower flows they will be tougher to
deal with. There are also lots of places where trees are pretty close to falling into the channel,
but as we all know this kind of thing can take years to finally happen.
May 28 2007 (3375 days ago)
Thomas O'KeefeDetails
As of spring 2007 the run was clean of wood aside from a few hazards along the side that were
possible to avoid.
November 30 2002 (5016 days ago)
David ElliottDetails
It's also possible to put in on the Middle Fork or West Fork. The Middle Fork tends to get a lot of
deadfall. The West Fork is entertaining, as most of the channel is through smoothly-eroded rock -
it's like a big waterslide. The main problem with the West Fork is access, as it goes through
private land. If you put in above the campground, be aware that there will probably be a tree
across the river right after you put in.

In early summer 2002, there were a couple of big trees down on the main Teanaway, but there was
plenty of time to get to the side, even at moderately high flows. None of the logjams we
encountered in the farm areas were a problem. The obvious braids were all runnable.


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