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
Montana National Forest Proposes New River Protections
July 31, 2017