Carbon - 2 - 177th St. East to Puyallup River

Carbon, Washington, US


2 - 177th St. East to Puyallup River

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 9 Miles

carbon river putin

carbon river putin
Photo of 177TH STREET PUTIN by ROBERT BRENNEMAN taken 07/09/02

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-12094000 700 - 1000 cfs II 01h08m 318 cfs (too low)

River Description

<p>Lat/Longitude data are <I>very</I> approximate.</p>
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-08-05 20:58:32

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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February 9 2015 (1256 days ago)
donaldcheyette (156240)
A group of 5 paddlers- 2 cat boats, 1 kayak and 2 canoes paddled this yesterday. With beta from the
day before of no wood, we headed downstream. We encountered 1 riverwide sweeper (beaver caused) in
the midst of the steeper, more continuous section of the river. It is approximately 1/2 mile
upstream of the first bridge. Approximate coordinates are: 47.098169, -122.144889. This log can be
seen from the road. We got out at the gravel bar on river left, as river right is a man-made riprap
wall. At flows ~1,000, there were no good eddies immediately above the log, and we just ran up the
bank to portage. I do not believe it could be boated over in the current state. Other than this,
this was an interesting run that had potential for wood. The first half is steeper and more
continuous, and the second half has more distinct rapids and flat water. Many of the rapids are
long enough that you cannot see the bottom from the top, and with the gravel bar nature of the
river bed that can accumulate wood, it is worth finding eddies to boat scout your way down. The
continuous nature of the run and potential for wood pushes this river towards a III.
June 27 2004 (5135 days ago)
David ElliottDetails
The first couple of miles of this run have some really nice continuous class II+ whitewater that
borders on class III overall. It might be possible to take out at the first highway bridge and do
this section multiple times.

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