Meadow Creek - 1. Meadow Bridge to Claypool


Meadow Creek, West Virginia, US

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1. Meadow Bridge to Claypool

Usual Difficulty IV+ (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 330 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
PINEY CREEK AT RALEIGH, WV
usgs-03185000 3.70 - 5.70 ft IV+ 00h43m 2.29 ft (too low)


River Description

From a comment, posted

2008-08-11:

I scouted this creek from the railroad crossing in Claypool almost all the way upstream to Meadow Bridge. The closer you get to Meadow Bridge the narrower the creek is. The first mile or so is too narrow to kayak. The first boatable drop is over a steep hillside maybe halfway down from Meadow Bridge. If memory serves me correctly, the drop was narrow and manky. This creek was full of wood.

The one good drop was close to the railroad crossing. It was a riverwide shelf about 10-12 ft. tall. The line was to the left, however, it involves going over a wide crack in the shelf and a narrow landing. There is a boogie rapid below this drop. I think it takes a lot of water to get this creek moving.


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Last Updated: 2010-11-15 15:49:52

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