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Difficulty V+
Length 0 Miles
Flow Range 1.00 - 2.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 0.01 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 09/02/2016 2:19 am

River Description

A true classic and a three day adventure, including the 12 mile hike in through Styx Pass. This creek takes you through a granite gorge in the High Sierras.

Take Out: This run is an hour from Tuolumne City. From Tuolomne City take FS14 towards Cherry Lake where the takeout is.

Other Information Sources:
Nick Wigston's trip report on
Ben Coleman has a report from 2005.
Phil Boyer trip report from 2006

Here is a video from Bobby Miller's trip back in 2005. The Upper Cherry section is from 6:57 to the end of the video.


Rapid Descriptions


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Jarred Jackman
4 years ago This video is the quintessential video for Upper Cherry. The others are fine but this actually outlines more of the safety aspects and issues a person needs to take into account when putting onto a run such as this.

Gage Descriptions

Runnable as spring snowmelt tapers off, in early to mid summer. There is no gauge for this section, but flows are probably equal to some percentage of inflow to Hetch Hetchy.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2016-07-03 n/a Fatality Other Read More
2011-08-07 n/a Fatality Other Read More




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Theresa Simsiman


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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1194314 04/20/07 n/a n/a
1200048 05/09/11 Robert Miller added hyperlink for video
1200049 05/09/11 Robert Miller changed date
1206805 09/02/16 Theresa Simsiman Update
1202924 12/10/13 Paul Martzen River Closure announcement