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 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.
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.
6 years ago
by Connor Mikell
8 years ago
by Chuck Kirk
9 years ago
by Mark Neisler
The gauge is based on a nearby stream and correlations look good.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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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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