The left line is a sliding drop.
We did a DNR run the other day and even though Clear Creek was low I wanted to hike up and check it out. For anyone who runs the Cartecay because of convenience but also wishes there were more rapids on it.....the hike up to Clear Creek is worth it. Can't wait to go back when there's more water in it. Makes for a long day on the water if you do the Cartecay first and play any at all, so start early.
As of August 25, 2013 all rapids from Timber Falls down are clean and clear of debris after the recent floods. The high water flushed everything out including several feet of soil from the banks.
as of 4/15/11 all rapids are clear. I ran it at 1.86 and scraped over 2 trees down in flatwater but all rapids are clear and good to go
The log below Finale is no longer blocking the creek.
As of 2/28/2009 there is a log that is blocking the right line at Timber falls. 2 other logs block the entire creek as well - 1 before Timber falls that can be squeezed under depending on the level and 1 below Finale that must be portaged.
8 years ago
by Connor Mikell
9 years ago
by Chuck Kirk
10 years ago
by Mark Neisler
The gauge is based on a nearby stream and correlations look good.
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Short Trail from Cartecay River
Right line - Finale
Rob - right line Timber Falls
Chuck in Headless Horseman
Shawn Parker Timber Falls
Ben at Headless Horseman
Kelly running Flume
Headless Horseman (Clear Creek)
Flume on Clear Creek
Under the rock
Clear Creek, (rapid one)
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Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, died on November 20th, 2019. He was 83. A microbiologist by training, Terry began paddling in the mid-1960's while a professor at Emory University. He took to whitewater readily, and it became an important focus of his life. In 1969 he met veteran paddler Doug Woodward, and in 1971 the two became the technical advisers for the movie “Deliverance.” Afterwards, Terry and Woodward purchased the rafts Warner Brothers used in filming and bought 19 acres near the river. This became Southeastern Expeditions, one of the Southeast’s first whitewater outposts on the Chattooga. In 1974, Terry took then-Gov. Jimmy Carter on three trips on the Chatooga River, totaling 57 miles. This inspired Carter to get the Chattooga included in the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and influenced later decisions protecting rivers across the U.S.“Terry adopted me as one of his students,” Carter told Outside Online in a 2017 interview. “it opened my eyes to the relationship between a human being and a wild river that I never had contemplated before that. When I got to be president I vetoed 16 different dam projects all over the United States.” Terry eventually quit his Emory University job and started full time career in environmental advocacy, including founding American Rivers, a principal U.S. conservation group. For the next 30 years he specialized in environmental projects involving rivers and wetlands and later, when he became a board-certified toxicologist, he developed an expertise in hazardous waste cleanups. He was an active paddler until sidelined by Parkinson's Disease. A passionate teacher and advocate, he is sorely missed by all who knew him. Click through for an excellent obituary and a photo of Terry taking Governor Carter over Bull Sluice!
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