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Account The Caney Fork gage isn't the easiest gage to find, or read for that matter. The gage can be seen from the upstream river left side of Clifty bridge. Look upstream for an old stone bridge support. The gage is bolted to the downstream side of the support. Scotts Gulf Road is as tough as any rapid you will find on the Caney Fork. 4wd with good clearance is recommended, however you can get down it with a 2wd as long as you have good clearance and know how to drive on seriously unmaintained roads. Nevertheless, 2wds WILL have problems in two or three very rutted/muddy spots that will become impassible from time to time. If you don’t have any problems, the drive down Scotts Gulf Road will take about 20 minutes one way. Good luck!! There is plenty of parking and empty beer bottles at the Upper Caney Fork put-in. From time-to-time cars are broken into, so be careful. The paddler's gage is on an old bridge pilon located on river left upstream of Clifty brige. The gage can be seen from Clifty bridge. And finally, look at all the boats, one of them doesn't make it to the take-out! There's plenty of parking and beer bottles at the put-in. Look closely, one of the boats doesn't make it to the take-out. You can run the put-in rapid almost anywhere. If you screw it up, it might be a good idea to be the shuttle bunny instead of running the river. Devil's Kitchen throws everything but the kitchen sink at you. After a long lead in, a technical entrance, there's the nasty hole and undercuts waiting at the bottom. Good times, yes, good times......... Here's Marshall Fox making the final drops in Devil's Kitchen. Devil's Kitchen throws everything but the kitchen sink at you. After a long lead in, a technical entrance, there's the nasty hole and undercuts waiting at the bottom. Good times, yes, good times......... Mike McGee cooking in Devil's Kitchen. Devil's Kitchen throws everything but the kitchen sink at you. After a long lead in, a technical entrance, there's the nasty hole and undercuts waiting at the bottom. Good times, yes, good times......... Tim Madson going a has the right ingredients in Devil's Kitchen. (corny huh?) Devil's Kitchen throws everything but the kitchen sink at you. After a long lead in, a technical entrance, there's the nasty hole and undercuts waiting at the bottom. Check out the hole and undercuts on river right!! Good times, yes, good times..... Dan Guthrie running on of many many drops on Caney Fork Mike McGee running one of many many fun drops on the Caney Fork The land around the Caney Fork has more in common with swiss cheese then anything else. Immediately after a rain, it is not uncommon to find water flowing from the most unexpected places. Deveil's Kitchen has a fairly long entrace filled with chutes and zig-zagging from river right to left to right to...... well, you get the idea. You can shorten the portage of DK by hopping your way down to the last eddies before the main drop.
River Reported Caney Fork
Reported Level 1.4 Low
(RM) Devil's Kitchen from above - Tim
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(RM) Caney Fork Gage
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(RM) Scotts Gulf Road
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(RM) Caney Fork Put-In
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(RM) Devil's Kitchen
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(RM) Mike somewhere on Caney Fork
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(RM) Water from rocks
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(RM) Devil's Kitchen - Marshall
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(RM) Devils Kitchen entrance
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(RM) Devil's Kitchen - Mike
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(RM) Clifty Bridge Rapid
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(RM) Upper Caney Fork Put-In
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(RM) Dan Somewhere on Caney Fork
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author of album Robert Maxwell Details

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