Another backcountry kayak run in the North Cascades accessible as a hike in from the shores of Ross Reservoir.
Adapted from a trip report on Exploring Little Beaver that was posted on the Bellingham Whitewater page back in 2007.
Visually estimate flows. Look for a range of 400-500 cfs.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Arrange boat transportation up Ross Reservoir or tow your whitewater boat in with a sea kayak. From the backcountry campground on the reservoir hike up about 1000' on the trail up Little Beaver. From here it's a fairly level hike a a little under 3 miles upstream to a point above the gorge.
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