I ran Whites Creek this weekend, 03/25/12 with a fairly high flow. It is basically class II with one class three rapid. There are half a dozen logs in the creek to portage! Most of these come around blind turns, so catch your eddies. The only class three rapid is the slide, which is about 80 feet long. Just before the confluence with the Casselman there is a long rapid with a lot of ledges. The entire run is continuous with the only pool coming after the slide.
10 months ago
by John Nicholson
The Casselman should be rising pretty quickly for Whites to be running, it takes quite a bit of rain for it to rise.
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