Bear Branch is about 2.25 miles of creek, at which point you reach the confluence with Lusk Creek.
At that point you will have an additional 1.5 mile paddle through Lusk Creek Canyon to the takeout.
Flow will nearly double with contribution from nearly equal-sized trib.
(location is approximate at present due to AW system presently being limited by 3 decimal places for lat/lng)
At this point Bear Branch has total drainage of 3.3 square miles, and merges with Lusk Creek with drainage at this point of ~13.7 square miles (for a combined drainage area of ~17 square miles). If Bear Branch was boatable, Lusk will be cranking!
Bear branch is a tributary to Lusk Creek. If the gauge on Lusk is above 1000 and still rising, there is a good chance Bear Branch is running.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Creek bed after first bend
Further down from bridge
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