Big Timber Creek, Montana, US
|Usual Difficulty||V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||720 fpm|
|Max Gradient||680 fpm|
Lat/longitude coords are a good guess, bracketing the gnarliest section. More exact coords will be posted as we get them.
Info from StreamKeeper Cody Howard:
Drive up to Half
Moon Campground, and then hike the trail up along the creek. You will see a sign and a side
trail to go look at the Falls, worth checking out so you know what's coming up at the end of the
run. Continue to hike up and you'll cross a bridge; hike up the hill almost to the top, and then
head down to the creek.
-You should come to an 80-ft slide that constricts at the bottom; this is the Pinch. Put in and run it, or below it, but be careful because there is no warm up, and it's a tricky slide.
- There will be a bunch of clean slides, including Gambler, a right banking slide into a gnarly hole.
- From there you will go underneath the bridge and it will turn into a boulder drop. GET out as soon as the canyon constricts because you've got to portage the upper half of the falls.
- Run the lower half of the falls (shown in Twitch) and then you'll come to Shakedown (last slide) and then get out at Half Moon.
---> Definitely pick up a copy of Montana Surf, the guidebook, for a more detailed description
of the creek and surrounding runs. Beautiful guidebook, which you shouldn't be without.
Check out Mike Albrecht's photos of Big Timber Creek