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Difficulty IV
Length 5.8 Miles
Gauge SF CLEARWATER RIVER AT STITES ID
Flow Range 600 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 28 minutes ago 379 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/01/2002 1:00 pm

River Description


This run is called Mickey Mouse, but it is not. Stop at the rest stop by the bridge and look at Blackerby. This is not typical, but you will have to run it. Well, maybe you donÂt. The road is along the river for scouting and portaging. Shorter runs are possible.

Description:

Put in around MP14. The first five miles are relatively quiet between short class IV drops. Scout these drops from the road; They can be tricky. Just above the bridge begins one mile of Blackerby, a gravel bolder garden. I like to take out at MP8. Easier bolder gardens continue for a while. The flat spots become flatter and longer and the drops become shorter, rockier, and easier. This continues all the way to MP0 more or less. The higher the water, the lower you should put in.

Shuttle: Road Map

To get to the take-out: Go up Idaho State Highway 14 and find a wide spot to park between MP0 and MP8.

To get to the put-in: Go up Hwy 14, 13.8 miles to an unnamed undeveloped campground just below MP14. Castle Creek Campground is well marked at Âmile post 14.5Â.

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9 years ago

At levels above 5000 cfs, this run is mayhem...with many stretches of continuous whitewater and significant vertical drop. We checked it out for chinook fishing this past Memorial Day weekend, and even the fish thought it was a little high.

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11 years ago

new online whitewater guide for idaho and montana area paddling - check it out! www.montanaeddyhop.blogspot.com

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