Takeout Latitude: 37,45,50N
Takeout Longitude: 81,02,37W
Good intro to creeking. Some cool boulder drops. Mostly bedrock rapids. One ten foot waterfall about 2/3s of the way down. A nice 4 stage waterfall right above the takeout. There is an old logging road down the river right side, making for easy portages.
The takeout is at the parking area where the pinch creek enters Glade Creek or continue on for another 7 miles of similiar whitewater.
If you're planning on running Glade Creek in Raleigh make sure you leave enough time and daylight for scouting and portaging. There is some wood in nearly every rapid. We had 4 mandatory portages, one mandatory monkey crawl, and two pins on logs. What normally takes us 1:45-2 hours took 3. When you go take a saw, a rope and your "A" game.
I'd call it Class 4-5. There are two big falls, one next to the road, that are a bit stiff with a lot of water. The long, smooth bedrock slides are fun, but a little intimidating if you don't know what's ahead.
Paddle Recovered, A big thanks to Matt McMillion!!!!
Hey there, I lost a paddle on this run. Its a Pothole Slasher, and has my name on it. Lost it on Sunday april 28 about a mile above the take out. There is a reward for it. Email me at Badswim@hotmail.com
9 years ago
0.8 has been described as a minimum. I believe the gauge is on the put-in bridge.
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Mike @ Tripple Drop
Glade Creek (Dead Snake Falls)
I PRAY TO THE RIVER GOD'S
Fire it UP
Steve running 10ft (Dead Snake)
10ft falls on Upper Glade aka dead snake, big drop
Move that rock Bernie
Drop#2 at Tripple Drop
second drop in Triple
first drop in Triple
Last falls on Upper Glade Creek
Upper Glade Creek
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