Ran the LNF 6/22 over two nights with 3100 falling to 2600 on the guage. There were several porrtages in the section above Canyon creek, most above Montana Creek. The level was fine once in the canyon below Canyon Creek, and the rapids were all clear. All portages were wood, Body Bag is wood free and was run by one member of the group.
Body Bag down is a fun collection of III-IV drops, very fun section of water. great run! Brian Vogt
If you do a late season float on the LNF, check out road 301 from near Clarkia back to the headwaters of the LNF. This is a high elevation, primitive raod, and the views are stunning. It straddles the ridge between Floodwood Cr and Marble Cr.
Flow indicated here is based on a correlation to the North Fork Clearwater at Canyon Cr RS gauge. LNFC is roughly 20% of that reading. Resulting flow recommended minimum: 160. Resulting flow recommended maximum: 2500.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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LNF Camp above body bag
Typical LNF Put-in party
Chopping our way to the put-in
The adventure begins
Really bad karma
Last Night Out
Typical LNF Scenery
Little North Fork Clearwater River
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