The South Fork Piney write-up is temporarily down for editing and updating. Stay tuned. GD
I went up to check out the South Fork of the Piney this morning. It was my first time on the South Fork, the gauge was reading about 500 cfs. There seemed to be plenty of water, but at the moment there is a lot of wood throughout the run. We scoped out some clean looking sections and ended up running the Cascades section multiple times. We had a blast and plan on going back to clean out some wood, so we can run the South Fork uninteruppted.
I ran Statons and South Fork of the Piney today (11/22) with a morning reading on the Piney gauge of 375 cfs. Both creeks had a thin flow but were definitely doable and worth the drive. By the time we puton the S Fork of the Piney at 2:00, the gauge was approximately 340 cfs. There were a ton of trees in both creeks and especially the South Fork. We portaged a few of the drops because of trees but most of the major drops were passable.
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Cascades - John - 575 cfs
Cascades - Jason - 575 cfs
Cascades - Ethan - 575 cfs
Ethan - Cascades - 575 cfs
Typical scene on the Piney
The start of a long day on the Piney
Billy getting a taste of the gradient on the Piney
It's only rocks and water... and a lot of gradient
A little Sunshine on the Piney
Tim on the 2nd slide of the Piney
Michael at the bottom of the third slide on the Piney
Tiny on the Piney
Billy gets a good boof on the Piney
Middle Drop Cascades
Top Drop Cascades
Dave in the cascades (3)
Dave in the cascades (2)
Dave in the cascades (1)
Left slot, end of Cascades
Cascades section, Rob
Bottom Move at Switchblade
Slide, left line
No Fishing Falls
Slide, right slot
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