Hiked up 7-12-17 from Jack Creek and camped near first trail ford. Ran from Red Creek (a little above Venus) to Pitchfork Bridge below Picket Creek. We did 4 short portages (1 above camp, 3 below - all easily scout-able). Gauge at Meetsee was fluctuating between 1000 and 1500 or so. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=06276500 Ranch hand at takeout told us we should have asked permission to leave car near bridge. Some more info on the roadside run here: http://wyomingnaturalist.com/html/river/river_greybull.html
Scott McGee and I attempted to run this stretch in Alpacka rafts after hiking over from Wiggins Fork in late May 2004 at about 200cfs.
Unfortunately, I was not aware of the stream gauge at that time and was just counting on a good spring runoff. The weather however was colder than I expected, and we received about a foot of snow during our ski traverse to reach the put-in.
We did not have enough water for an enjoyable float, and had to walk a good portion of the stretch.
The stretch begins at Venus Creek with wonderful class 1-2 braided channels/pools. After a mile or two, it enters a gorge and becomes steeper, more bouldery, and sustained. The boulders are round and smooth. Many of the boulders are refrigerator size or larger, with fun slots between them.
There was not too much wood on the stretch, except for one or two major log jams about a mile down the gorge requiring portages.
The stretch from Venus Creek to the Jack Creek trailhead is at least 11 miles.
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