Pigeon, Big East Fork - 1. Graveyard Fields to Skinny Dip

Pigeon, Big East Fork, North Carolina, US


1. Graveyard Fields to Skinny Dip (Unrunnable stretch)

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 1.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 500 fpm
Max Gradient 900 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03456500 10000 - 13000 cfs V+ 00h35m 241 cfs (too low)

River Description

Leland Davis did a nice story on this one.
It can be found here

Expert sponsored hair/creek boaters have been putting on at Graveyard Fields, but advise against it. The recommended put-in is to use the Mountains to Sea trail. That said, rumors have been circulating of more runs from the top down. Usually done by the same crew that has multiple runs of Linville or Upper Raven Fork under thier belts.

Take out where the Big East is crossed by the Hwy 276 bridge.
You will portage more than you kayak on this one, and the portages are truely epic. There are two waterfalls that must be portaged, one of which that drops almost 200 feet. The other drops 100, and the top falls is sketchy at best. Subtract those out and you still have a handfull of unrunnable smaller portages. Basically, don't put in here.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-08-02 11:45:57

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