Glade Creek (Meadow River tributary) - County 60/12 bridge to Meadow River confluence


Glade Creek (Meadow River tributary), West Virginia, US

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County 60/12 bridge to Meadow River confluence

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
MEADOW RIVER NEAR MT. LOOKOUT, WV
usgs-03190400 7.50 - 9.50 ft III-V 4y209d11h08m 4.7 ft (too low)


River Description

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-10-27 20:18:31

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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December 13 2004 (4938 days ago)
Karl WhippDetails
I've been eyeballing this one from the Meadow for years now. In trying to find information on it in
preparation for when the opportunity arises, I finally found a very reputable source. What I can
tell you from my conversation with this person is that the run starts with a 20' waterfall with a
small margin for error. After that, the creek chokes down to "micro" in size and averages
class IV+ to V- with a few solid Vs thrown about. I also know that there is one rapid in there that
is not a "mandatory" portage, but for all intents & purposes for most mortals, it is
a portage in the upper class V+ range (5.2 or 5.3). Is a tiny slot with undercuts on both sides and
a horrible recirculating eddy / whirlpool / hole thing. My understanding is that it is UGLY and if
you dont make the slot, the only hope for rescue is a well timed rope. <br />
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Along the run, portaging is not easy according to my source. It's rhododendron hell in there. Plan
a lot of time for this run and be ready to do a lot of scouting. And as always keep an eye out for
lumber!


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