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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March 5 2017 (144 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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