Scotts Creek, North Carolina, US
Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie
||III-IV(V) (for normal flows)
The one with the tree...
The one with the tree...Photo of Ben Bergen by Shane Williams @ med.
Trip Report on low water run down Scott's Creek in WNC
Date: Oct 18 2004, 2:33 GMT
After an initial road scouting a friend and I decided to take a low water run down Scott's Creek in
Jackson County, NC. I am sure this section has probably been run, but have never heard any locals
talk about it. So after a short shuttle, we put onto the creek approximately a half mile above the
first gorge. As the creek began to constrict the seemingly minimal water was sufficient enough to
float without much scraping. As we rounded the first corner we were pleasantly suprised to see that
the creek remained constricted with new horizon lines around each corner. Although the section we
ran was fairly short, approximately 1.5 miles, it was packed with action. For the most part it was
class 3-4 with at least one 5. There is some wood but with the exception of one rapid was mostly
fairly benignly placed. All in all a great day despite the low water. This section would be a blast
with just a little more water, very technical mostly boulder drops. The biggest drop is probably
less than ten feet but all are very tight.
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Last Updated: 2004-12-08 15:21:39