Cascade - 1 - bl. Mineral Park to Marble Creek Campground (Upper)


Cascade, Washington, US

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1 - bl. Mineral Park to Marble Creek Campground (Upper)

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 25 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CASCADE RIVER AT MARBLEMOUNT, WA
usgs-12182500 800 - 1500 cfs II 00h29m 574 cfs (too low)



StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-06-30 20:19:35

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July 30 2009 (3002 days ago)
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There are two significant logjams on this run that require portaging. The forst and larger of them
happens where the river appears to have changed course fairly recently (Google Earth shows a
lefthand bend where there's now a an oxbow with the main channel heading right). The old channel
looks like an easy portage route but after 200 yards is blocked by more huge logjams. There's lots
of other incidental wood. I'm going to avoid this run.
September 11 2007 (3689 days ago)
Constantine PapadakisDetails
9/10/07 1000am 360cfs. Put in Forest Service road 1550, take out Marble Creek Camground. River
Visibility unlimited. This is a relatively gently gradient, with some log issues but perfect for a
pontoon boat or smaller craft. My 10.5 foot boat scraped the river bed here and there, overall,
plenty of water for shallow draft boats at current cfs. Currently two significant portages. THe
first is located in the lower middle section of the float. MASSIVE logjam , literally 300 by 200
yards wide, required a 350 yard portage over an oxbow that blasts off river right. We saw the jam
coming and decided to exit the river quickly to the right. We climbed the jam and scouted a route
first then decided to take the cobbly oxbow. The other log jam is located a bit further down from
the first log jam i.e. half a river mile?ish. Second log jam is currently a 60 yard portage up and
over a cobbly bar on river left. We fished our way down all day and ultimately took out a approx
7pm. Lots of salmon and some Char. email constantine@dirtydanharris.com


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