Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
Check out the scary story about this run, with a scary picture, in Jason Rackley's Oregon Kayaking site. Here's a less scary story, also from Jason's site. Jason says that this run "defines continuous whitewater; when the rain is falling hard and the rapids start to push, this creek is transformed into a whitewater playground that has few peers in the state." It has rapids with names like Parker Falls, Bubble Trouble, The Snake, Orthodontist's Nightmare, Lemans, and Hop, Skip, and Splat. That last one is almost always portaged, as it has a bad-assed submerged boulder in the middle of it. This stream has lots of logs and rapids that should be scouted. Be careful and make sure you catch those eddies.
Trip Report from Wheels and Water.
Also check out Lower Brice Creek.
According to Jason Rackley's site (see below), there's a gage on the bridge about 1.5 miles downstream of the take-out at Cedar Creek Campground. 0' is a scrapy, relatively easy minimum; 1.5' is an optimum flow, and 2' would be most paddlers' maximum. Rackley recommends that First of all, Dorena Reservoir inflow should be between 1200 & 3000 cfs and that it's been raining at either Dorena Reservoir or Sugarloaf Mountain.
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