Huntington Creek, Utah, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV+(V) (for normal flows)|
The Main Huntington has a great deal of wood issues, and it appears to have not been run much
until it was "rediscovered" during the high water spring of 2011. The upper 1.5 miles
has a couple of fun fast "slides", and a strange "haystack" wave, which made
this section popular with boaters headed down for Joes Valley high water runs.
This run is "almost roadside", but in 2011 it was necessary to hike down to the river in spots to fully scout the upper mile. Micro eddies on river right can serve as takeouts before passing under the road. Make sure the drop under the road is free of wood. Spot your takeout eddy well, as there are few eddies in this stretch. A lot of this run looks like it could be good creeking, but there is so much wood its rarely done.
Apparently the river enters a difficult gorge lower down on the run. That has not had many descents.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
Immediately after passing under the road bridge you encounter the first slide.
Second slide and haystack wave at high flows. Wild!
Since there was a logjam where the river went under the road, this was a common takeout in 2011. That logjam blew out at higher water.