From Steve Bloskis, Three Rivers Paddling Club, Pittsburgh PA:
Hey, I just did Muddy Creek on Wed. And it should be posted that it isn't worth the trouble of doing!!!!! We passed a lady in her yard who told us about private property; then when we reached the unrunnable falls and got out to scout, we found no place to portage due to a doubled up iron fence and the property owner and his gun!!!!!
The way the property is set up, the driveway comes up river left about 1/4 mile to the iron gate which runs up to the edge of the Falls. Then the driveway crosses over the creek and the house sits above a steep embankment (unportagable) looking over the falls. Basically, the property completely surrounds the falls and they like their solitude!!!!
We ended up carrying to Slippery Rock Creek to not make trouble. If you could add this to the Muddy Creek description it would give paddlers more time to enjoy paddling the Slippery Rock. You're really only getting one class IV rapid for all the headache.
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