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Difficulty I-III(V)
Length 7.6 Miles
Gauge INDIAN C NR HAPPY CAMP CA
Flow Range 300 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 43 minutes ago 654 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/29/2011 5:45 am

River Description


At a flow of 1,000 cfs, the top four miles consist of non discript cobble bars with a surf wave now and then.  Bedrock appears just before the portage/class 5.  Then there are a couple of fun and very pretty class 3 gorges before things mellow to class 2 as you enter Happy Camp.   (Nick Sinderson, 2011)

Other Information Sources:
CaCreeks guide: Indian Creek
Holbeck & Stanley
SCHWIND GUIDEBOOK

Rapid Descriptions

Big Rapid

Class - V Mile - 3.2
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This rapid is reported to be class 5 or a portage.  A bridge signals the approach to this rapid.  

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Nick Sinderson
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7 years ago

Looking for something new to do a buddy and I were drawn to this run by the glowing account on Ca. Creeks ( allow me to paraphrase. 'continuous 3+ with a 4- or two and a class 5 in the middle') at a flow just shy of 1,000 cfs we only saw the class 5 and what we presumed to be the 4- in the lower gorge. The rest to our mind was pretty easy class 3 at most. The top four miles consisted of non discript cobble bars with a surf wave now and then. Just before the portage/class 5 bedrock appears. with a couple of fun and very pretty class 3 gorges before things mellow to class 2 as you enter Happy Camp. we came away thinking the rating was more 2/3 instead of 3/4. And if your in Happy Camp looking for a class 2/3 run my buddy said get yourself over to the lower Clear Ck. run, as it's as good as it gets (Clear Ck. is just 7 miles from Happy Camp heading west on highway 96)

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