Granite Creek, California, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV(V) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||134 fpm|
|Max Gradient||160 fpm|
Take - out: Drive to Clover Meadow, then backtrack 6/10 of a mile to a road heading east
signed as Cassidy Trail - 5S84. Follow this dirt road for 2-3 miles staying to the right. This
road gets rougher the further you go. The last 1/2 mile requires high clearance and the last 1/3
mile is a jeep road. Take out about 1/3 mile past where the Cassidy Trail crosses the creek at
the eastern most point of a horseshoe Bend.
After the take-out, this creek plummets 800 feet per mile for 3 miles into the San Joaquin Gorge
near Balloon Dome.
Google Earth has high resolution images of this area showing both put-in and take-out and the creek in between.
Nearby weather stations at Graveyard Meadows and Green Mountain show temperature, precipitation and snowpack.
A streamflow gauge existed on Granite Creek from 1921 to 1986. Records for that period can be retrieved and analyzed.
Description for this creek provided primarily by Tom Hagberg, 1999.
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