From the 2nd Footbridge down, named rapids include:
Lunatic Fringe (Real Mann's Confluence)
Ten Foot Pole
Pick a Slot
You Ain't Gonna Like This One
Gradient, mile by mile, in ft/mi. (from Topozone map): 180, 240, 240, 60/.6
Unguided first-timers should allow at least 10 hours for the run. The first descent took ten hours. Maybe super-hot boaters can do it faster, but if you don't know the rapids, prepare for a very long day down to the New River.
12 years ago
Gauge info is the same as for Glade into Manns: If the Meadow is running over 1500 cfs, then Manns is probably running. There is a gauge at the putin on the left bank above the bridge above the Grist Mill. It is painted by a concrete structure about 50 yards upstream of the bridge.
About January 2004 heavy rains made some significant riverbed changes to Manns Creek. First off, the gauge is different (actually that changed a while back when the park people modified the gauge area). Zero is now more of a true "zero," with 6 inches getting pushy and 12 inches being really high.
Some of the locals run it at ungodly high water!
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Webcam gauge 2"
webcam gauge 5"
P-Love entering Double Play
You Aint Gonna Like This - from bottom left
Double Play - from top right entrance
Manns Creek 2
Goliath, Manns Creek
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