Whitechuck, Washington, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||103 fpm|
This can be paddled as a run by itself, but more typically the last few hundred yards are paddled as an alternate put-in for the Sauk River run that starts at Whitechuck.
For the full run, the take-out is in Whitechuck Campground at the launch site for the Sauk. The put-in can be reached by taking FR 23 up along the river to a bridge which serves as a put-in. The first mile and the last couple hundred yards at the Sauk confluence are the most challenging although logs can form significant hazards anywhere along the run.
Letter to Mount Baker - National Forest regarding impacts of October 2003 floods.