Kern, S. Fork - 2) Kennedy Meadows to Long Valley

Kern, S. Fork, California, US


2) Kennedy Meadows to Long Valley

Usual Difficulty III-V+ (for normal flows)
Length 22 Miles
Avg. Gradient 65 fpm
Max Gradient 200 fpm

Slot on the Kern

Slot on the Kern
Photo by © Rocky Contos taken 5/4-5/96

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-11189500 75 - 500 cfs III-V+ 00h17m 20.8 cfs (too low)
Range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow paddlers by providing a comment or report.

River Description

This is described by Rocky Contos in Preston's Kayak Page.

A 22-mile run with three characters: Some easy stuff, then a three-mile III-IV gorge, then five miles of easy-floatin' through Rockhouse Basin, then a couple of miles of warmup before six miles of the Steep Stuff.

Lat/long coords at the putin and takeout are approximate, from TopoZone.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-10-29 19:18:57

Rapid Descriptions

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