Bacon Creek - Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence

Bacon Creek, Washington, US


Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence

Usual Difficulty II+(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 38 fpm

Bacon Creek

Bacon Creek
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe В© taken 09/07/07 @ 108 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12179900 400 - 700 cfs II+(IV) 01h05m 125 cfs (too low)

River Description

Updated: 04/11/2004. Due to the flood this winter, the first rapids on this run are Class V to unrunnable. There are logs, undercuts and boulders blocking exit routes. The portage was long over a ton of logs, so we chose to abort the trip and run Granite/Ruby about 30 miles east of here. If you do run this and make the portage, the run below looked cleaner, but you'd only have one Class IV rapid followed by 5 miles of Class II with a bunch of log portages we saw from the road. I would not recommend this run at this time.

Logistics: At Highway 20 mile 110.7 (less than 5 miles east of Marblemount) you will cross Bacon Creek just before it joins the Skagit. This is the take-out. To reach the put-in go to Highway 20 mile 110.9 where FR 1060 heads upstream along river left. Follow the road 4.9 miles to the junction with FR 1064 which heads 0.1 mile down to the river.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-04-13 15:25:20


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 3 2008 (3669 days ago)
Joe SauveDetails
I did a foot scout 08/2008 of the first rapids (not sure if that is no two alike or baconator).
Anyway, the rapid has cleaned out a bit (I was with Nick in 04 when he posted earlier to the run
description). There is still some wood in play and some very tight spots. The rapid is class 5, but
runnable. Just make sure to scout. There are some dead end routes you would NOT want to go into.
You could portage this first rapid too. The stuff downstream looked clean and fun.

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