French Creek, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV+ (for normal flows)|
|BREITENBUSH R ABV FRENCH CR NR DETROIT, OR.|
|usgs-14179000||5.00 - 7.00 ft||IV+||01h44m||3.45 ft (too low)|
This run is near the Breitenbush and can be run when the Breitenbush has a healthy flow. Locals report that the lower section is usually worth doing and the upper is dependent on the current wood situation.
The gauge correlates with about 1500-3000 cfs on the Breitenbush gage. The lower section could be run with a little less water, with 1,000 cfs in the Breitenbush being too low.
Trip Report from oregonkayaking.net
The lower gorge has been run by seal launching in below the entrance falls.