Mill Creek (New River tributary) - 2 - Ansted to the confluence of the New River


Mill Creek (New River tributary), West Virginia, US

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2 - Ansted to the confluence of the New River

Usual Difficulty IV-V+ (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 250 fpm
Max Gradient 250 fpm

Dry Line Falls - Justin Burd 01


Dry Line Falls - Justin Burd 01
Photo of Justin Burd by John Petretich taken 07/15/04 @ 2' (medium)



River Description

The upper mile is considered class 4 and below the falls is big time 5.
There is one mandatory portage at Rock Wall. There has also been one fatality that I know of. I beleve that it was at Powder House in the large crack in the wall.
Rapid names include:
(Not in any particular order)
Squeze Box
F@#k Up Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Powderhouse
Headless Horseman
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-12-23 08:41:20

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Boulder garden

Detail Trip Report  Boulder garden  Mill Creek, WV(49.41KB .jpeg)

Mill Creek Falls

Detail Trip Report  Mill Creek Falls  Mill Creek, WV(14.36KB .jpeg)

Mill Creek top mile

Detail Trip Report  Mill Creek top mile  Mill Creek (New River tributary), WV(4.82MB .wmv)

6.27.06 Mill Creek @ 2ft

Detail Trip Report  6.27.06 Mill Creek @ 2ft  Mill Creek (New River tributary), WV(9.52MB .27)

Headless Horesman - George & Justin Scout

Detail Trip Report  Headless Horesman - George & Justin Scout  Mill Creek (New River tributary), WV(43.60KB .jpeg)

Mill Creek Falls - Wide Angle

Detail Trip Report  Mill Creek Falls - Wide Angle  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(30.19KB .jpeg)

S-Turn Rapid - from the bottom

Detail Trip Report  S-Turn Rapid - from the bottom  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(37.21KB .jpeg)

Dry Line Falls - Justin Burd 01

Detail Trip Report  Dry Line Falls - Justin Burd 01  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(27.69KB .jpeg)

Dry Line Falls - Justin Burd 02

Detail Trip Report  Dry Line Falls - Justin Burd 02  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(23.52KB .jpeg)

Dry Line Falls - John Warner

Detail Trip Report  Dry Line Falls - John Warner  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(21.29KB .jpeg)

Mill Creek Falls - Brian Ward

Detail Trip Report  Mill Creek Falls - Brian Ward  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(30.43KB .jpeg)

Mill Creek Falls - John Warner

Detail Trip Report  Mill Creek Falls - John Warner  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(28.17KB .jpeg)

F__k Up Falls

Detail Trip Report  F__k Up Falls  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(38.69KB .jpeg)

Headless Horseman

Detail Trip Report  Headless Horseman  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(30.53KB .jpeg)

S-Turn Rapid - entrance boof from upstream

Detail Trip Report  S-Turn Rapid - entrance boof from upstream  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(34.06KB .jpeg)

S-Turn Rapid - entrance boof from downstream

Detail Trip Report  S-Turn Rapid - entrance boof from downstream  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(40.58KB .jpeg)

S-Turn Rapid - view of rapid from upstream

Detail Trip Report  S-Turn Rapid - view of rapid from upstream  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(26.72KB .jpeg)

S-Turn Rapid - bottom exiting on right

Detail Trip Report  S-Turn Rapid - bottom exiting on right  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(31.08KB .jpeg)

S-Turn Rapid - detail of bottom left

Detail Trip Report  S-Turn Rapid - detail of bottom left  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(34.44KB .jpeg)

Rock Wall Rapid (portage)

Detail Trip Report  Rock Wall Rapid (portage)  Mill Creek - Ansted, WV(32.43KB .jpeg)

Falls at Mill Creek

Detail Trip Report  Falls at Mill Creek  Mill Creek, WV(1.15MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

There is no online gauge. This one can be tricky to catch running. Manns creek could have 4 inches and this have none and vice versa. There is a painted gauge on the bridge at the out in. It is kinda hard to find but stand on the bridge facing down stream and look at the right hand embankment. You will see a small painted gauge in inches. One inch is low but doable. Five and up is getting big.

Report - Reports of Mill Creek (New River tributary) 2 - Ansted to the confluence of the New River and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Mill Creek (New River tributary) [WV] Heath Damron @ Falls Enough Thomas Apperson
Mill Creek (New River tributary) [WV] Headless Horesman - George & Justin Scout 1.5' John Petretich
Mill Creek (New River tributary) [WV] 6.27.06 Mill Creek @ 2ft 2ft Fredrick Damron
Mill Creek [WV] Mill Creek Falls low wreeves
Mill Creek [WV] Boulder garden n/a wreeves
> 10 years Mill Creek [WV] Falls at Mill Creek n/a Thomas Apperson
> 10 years Mill Creek (New River tributary) [WV] Mill Creek top mile 12" Brian Rahall
> 10 years Mill Creek - Ansted [WV] Rock Wall Rapid (portage) 2' (medium) John Petretich

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User Comments

Users can submit comments.
April 11 2009 (3502 days ago)
x (1)
There is a new tree blocking the entire right side of the creek(where you normally run) in the
rapid directly above Dryline Falls. You nomally boof over some mank in the lead-in, then drive
right along the smooth right boulder for a sweet boof, but this line os a no-go as of 4-11-09. Left
line goes, but don't get surfed at the bottom - it feeds under an undercut in the middle of the
creek at the base of this rapid.
June 5 2006 (4543 days ago)
Bryan TudorDetails
The rock use to sit on the top of the falls and during a flood it washed over the lip. There are
old photos that show this. The only reported fatality is at the rapid called Powderhouse in the
crack on the left bank that caused a pin.
June 5 2006 (4543 days ago)
Robert FarmerDetails
I ran this in 2003. A local fisherman told me an interesting story. He said that the large spire
rock at the base of the falls was a recent addition. Apparently, two local boaters were running the
creek, with knowledge from prior descents, came over the lip of the familiar falls, and launched
directly into the rock, which fell from underneath the road, and wasn't there before. (By the way,
the road looks a bit spooky, now.) One of them died. It just goes to show that things change, and
we need to be careful, even on streams that we think we know. Someone leaves a wreath at the top of
this falls every so often, so apparently someone believes that a friend/relative died at the falls.

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