Lynn Camp Prong, Tennessee, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV+(V+) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||200 fpm|
|Max Gradient||350 fpm|
|LITTLE RIVER ABOVE TOWNSEND, TN|
|usgs-03497300||3.60 - 6.00 ft||III-IV+(V+)||00h26m||1.89 ft (too low)|
Hiking up several miles yields non stop class 3-4 creeking with the last 3/4 mile sporting some serious drops. First is a cool multi tier waterfall series of around 20 feet, then the creek enters a tight little canyon. Right below a sticky 8 foot ledge is Kick Yer Dog Falls, a drop that looks like it was imported from the Raven's Fork Gorge. It is a twenty foot bouncy waterfall right into a super sticky five foot ledge hole, snaking right into a thirty foot slide with piton potential. The run out is in a hurry to say the least.
Below here is class 4 with one slide rapid and then the final manky drop into the confluence with Thunderhead Prong. As always, wood is always moving around in streams like this, so keep your head up and the eddys in sight.