Tanasee Creek, North Carolina, US
||III-IV(V+) (for normal flows)
Below the first drop
Below the first dropPhoto by Rob Hurst taken 12/11/08 @ High
Sweet Class III-IV+ Wilderness Run In Pisgah!
Date: Feb 09 2004, 17:05 GMT
Wanted to share a trip report with you guys about a real special III-IV wilderness run in Western
NC. The run is called Tanasee Creek and is located over the hill and west from the North Fork French Broad.
If you look at the gazetteer and find Wolf Res (I think) you will see Tanasee and
We took out at the second bridge from the lake and used the somewhat 4 wheel drive road on river
right to access the putin. We put in at the bridge on the paved road 1 mile from the end of the
dirt road (make right turn).
The putin flow looked about like the Gragg Prong (180 cfs) with a
nice trib joining just downstream. The run is about 3-4 miles and in an isolated gorge (hard to
hike out). We portaged several class V- drops due to poorly placed wood, but after that it was
all read and run to the takeout.
This creek will provide a great training ground for up and coming river runners wanting to get
that wilderness experience without many difficult rapids.
The trip involves scouting, portaging and tree-ducking skill, all in a beautiful isolated
Can be combined with Courthouse Creek, Coondog Falls, Upper NF, NF
or West Fork for an
exciting multi-run day.
If you are looking for a great trainer trip this is it.
Lat / longitude coordinates are a rough estimate from the above.
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