Mark West Creek - Mark West Lodge to Mark West Road


Mark West Creek, California, US

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Mark West Lodge to Mark West Road

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Length 4 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Mark West Creek-Mark West Lodge to Mark West Road
river-242 2.00 - 5.00 ft III-V ft
Mark West Creek-Mark West Lodge to Mark West Road
river-242 2000 - 6000 cfs III-V ~ cfs


River Description

 

Other Information Sources:

A GUIDE TO THE BEST WHITEWATER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HOLBEK & STANLEY, 1988
See description at CaCreeks.com.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-01-19 04:42:43

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
1.8StartIII+Photo
2.0Tennis BallIII+Photo
2.0Tennis Ball III+Photo
2.3HecksIVPhoto
2.8End of HecksIVPhoto

Rapid Descriptions

Start (Class III+, Mile 1.8)

Photo#887329

Photo taken 01/21/17

beginning of class III-IV



Tennis Ball (Class III+, Mile 2.0)

Photo#887331

Photo taken 01/21/17

in tennis ball



Tennis Ball (Class III+, Mile 2.0)

TENNISBALL

TENNISBALL
Photo taken 01/19/17

Easiest route is right to left or you could drop the center. right to left is only route at low flow



Hecks (Class IV, Mile 2.3)

Photo#887330

Photo taken 01/21/17


End of Hecks (Class IV, Mile 2.8)

end of Hecks Corner

end of Hecks Corner
Photo taken 01/21/17



User Comments

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January 13 2018 (310 days ago)
Gbezard (158831)
I run it on 1.9.2018. Lots of trees have fallen in the river, but we were able to portage around.
The massive fires that have devastated the surrounding area have not cleared the brushes. Expect a
strainer fest. Still fun if you don't mind portaging and bring the right skills.
March 5 2017 (624 days ago)
g_avanche (158692)
brushy technical, 2 river wide trees in this section about midway. only USGS marker i could find is
at the mouth which is well below this sectionand it seems runnable when that reads 1500+ cfs at
mirabel heights. class 5 at higher flows. A few small steps. very fun and beautiful if you can
catch it on a sunny day


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