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Difficulty V+
Length 24.9 Miles
Gauge No. Mokelumne Salt Springs Inflow
Flow Range 600 - 800 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 7 months ago 245 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/23/2008 1:19 pm

River Description


Fantasy Falls begins with several miles of ass-jamming, rock-dodging, piton-riddled action that eventually gives way to one of California's most treasured gems. Somewhere around the sixth mile the muckle subsides and leads into 18-19 more miles of narrow, multi-rapid canyons, open domes and fast-paced high sierra action.

See also: A GUIDE TO THE BEST WHITEWATER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HOLBEK & STANLEY, 1988

Rapid Descriptions

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Darin McQuoid
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12 years ago

The whole run is superb when run at good flows. Too little and the first mile or two get bad...

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Jeremy Laucks
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14 years ago

Bring your walking shoes and your "A Game"-- you'll need both. Expect to do lots of scouting and portaging, especially if you don't have someone along who has done the run before. We ended up portaging several of the gorges in thier entirety. Just when the portaging has worn you down mentally and physically and you don't think you can take any more of it, the river because continuous class 3-4, and progressively gets steeper until it falls off Fantasy Falls (~35-40ft high angle and a 22ft vertical) From here, it's about a half days paddle out. Expect the trip to take 3 comfortable days, if you get an early start on Day 1 - Keep in mind the shuttle is really long (85 mi one way)

Gage Descriptions

Look for a dreamflows Inflow to Salt Springs reading between 600 and 1100 cfs. Or visual at the putin between 150 and 250 cfs.

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Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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New Mokelumne Website/Flow Phone

4/18/2002
Risa Shimoda

AW and PG&E have created a new flow information website and flow phone for four different sections of the Mokelumne River. Realtime updates, daily updates, weekend forecasts, and a long-range forecast of never before published gauges give you all the beta you need.
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Matt Muir

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