2/22/03 Chip Verner and I ran the lower 2 miles at 1.7 on the bridge. I recall a few portages around strainers and several limbo's. Very continous, tight, and small eddies. I think the best way to internet gauge anything in the Cohuttas is with the usgs Mill creek near Crandall gauge #8361. Its location is just a few miles below rocky flats ORV trail and is the only usgs gauge we have in the Cohuttas. Haven't got it dialed in or corelations yet but around 2.5ft is showing good signs of water in the Cohuttas. Check this gauge and post flows, time, and dates. This gauge reports often and should be great once we get it dialed in. Thanks cohuttariverrat
Hickey Gap Falls was successfully ran again today, November 11, 2009, by Jeff West, Matthew Wallace, and Mark Bowman.
Hickey gap falls must have a lot of water to run. a level of 1.8' is optimum but 2'+ would be great for aeration and the landing.
As of feb, 2005, from hickey gap to tunnel take out, there are 3 class V, alot of class IV, two portages due to trees, at higher water maybe no portages but it would have to be 2 - 2.5'(scary but fun as hell). all the drops have been run consecutiveley at 2', great level, but not fun solo.
This is my home run and favorite southeastern creek. I would love to hear about someone running the whole thing from Hickey's Gap to the Rocky Flats tile. I know that there are alot of locals who should be running it.
Hickey Gap falls first descent.<br />
On June 26 2004 hickey gap falls was run by Obie Jenkins. The water level was a healthy medium and the falls has got to be taller than 45'. Please note that the river right side of the pool is only 4' deep, the river left side is 8' deep, and the long slide at the top of the falls is just as tall as the vertical part, so you haul ass off the last part. Witnessed and photographed by Keith Broadwater and his father Barry Broadwater. I will submit pictures soon. If this isnt the first descent please let me know.
There is a usgs gauge on this creek now.
I just saw it on the usgs website.
Where is it located?
So has the 45 footer been run?
I would suggest this level only as a great July alternative to the Ocoee, it was very boney.
Mill Creek (GA) 0.9" @ 11:30
Holly Creek @ Chatsworth USGS guage 650 dropping to
(Holly reading were taken before & after leaving
I would suggest this as a great July alternative to
the Ocoee, very boney. Mark Cummnock would be proud
none the less.Class 3-4+ run with two 5+ drops. One
was done today, the other needs higher flow to go.
Pics when developed. Easy access, roadside.
The unrun rapid, a Oceania size slide was named Meat
Grinder. Imagine a slightly shorter, same angle slide
with a junky entrance, & then alot of bounce to finish
Preferred level would be between 1.5 & 2.5'. Between
2.5 & up will really be exciting.
i saw that a first d was mentioned on this page in a picture caption. this creek has been run for a few years now.
when it was first scouted, it was more than choked with wood but thanks to a little cleaning i believe it was first run in '01. it takes quite a lot of water to push it though. area creeks should be nearing flood stage for this to be an option.
The gauge is located on Crandall-Ellijay rd. It's a half mile from where you turn on Mill Creek rd. It's painted on the river right down stream side. Look for a minimum of .9 and maximum is unknown. Note- This gauge is on private land and there is no pull off around the bridge. Stop on top of the bridge and check it with quickness without causing traffic problems.
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typical mill boogie
Lower falls @150cfs
Ooh My Liver
The first rapid
The big one
ledge below Hickey gap falls
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