Other related or nearby streams:Lower Yough (Class III)Bear Creek (Class IV)Deep Creek (Class IV-V)Top Yough (Class IV-V)Upper Yough (Class IV-V)Middle Yough (Class II)
The best part of this run is just below the falls. Some nice little slide action into the Top Yough. Cool thing to do if you are stoppin by on a higher Top Yough run. Not really worth much above the top of Muddy Creek Falls. Pretty benine class II maybe III creekin bougy. The lower slides are a little class five action though; because of a few nasty undercuts and seives with all its good gradient down to the Yough. Drops about 50 feet from the base of the falls to the Yough in about 60 yards.
Runnable when there's been a lot of rain.
I ran it when the Bear Creek gauge was running 100 cfs. 150 cfs or higher would be better.
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Tonight American Whitewater presented the Town of Friendsville, Maryland with a $5000 check towards the extension of the Upper Yough Access Parking Area. This, combined with a $1000 donation from Keelhaulers Canoe Club, made a strong statement of how much paddlers value the river and the town! Under the leadership of Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle and long time paddler and Friendsville resident Jess Whittemore the town raised $7 in additional funding for every dollar paddlers donated - just like they did on the initial construction! This makes these gifts a great value for the whitewater community. A big shout out and thank you to ALL who donated!
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