Miller, West Fork, Washington, US
|Usual Difficulty||V+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||312 fpm|
|Max Gradient||640 fpm|
|West Fork Miller|
|virtual-6263||180 - 280 cfs||V+||00h35m||158.16 cfs (too low)|
SEASON: Fall rains and spring snowmelt
FUN FACT: Extreme steep creeking
TAKEOUT: Turn onto NE Old Cascade Highway from Hwy. 2 at mile 45.9 (you'll see the sign for Money Creek campground). Follow this road 0.9 miles to Miller River Road (FR 6410). Drive to the West Fork bridge (mile 3.5 and elevation 1270'). Check road conditions with Mt. Baker - Snoqulamie National Forest; follow link to the forest road conditions report under the recreation link.
PUT-IN: An old jeep trail, officially closed to vehicles in fall 2000, parallels the river along river left. The gradient tapers off and you can find a good put-in after about two miles of hiking and scouting.
Some extremely steep boulder gardens and a couple of marginally runnable waterfalls. Tao Berman ran the upper one known as Borderline and Bryan Urakawa ran the lower one which is Immigration Falls. You can scout the run as you hike to the put-in. Log hazards have been significant in recent years.
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