Hopeful Creek to Brushy Fork at Highway 12; 11 miles
This segment is the run described in Grant Amaral's guidebook. The first couple miles are class II with lots of wood and a couple sections of braided channel. You can expect about ten portages in this section with a couple of longer ones through the woods.
Intermediate access point.
This run is not suitable for humans.
After putting on you will face 20-25 portages, with an additional 10 sweepers - If the water is anywhere above absolute bare minimum those 10 sweepers will be portages. During the 7 or so miles above confluence of boulder creek you will face about 7 rapids of very low quality. After Boulder creek comes in volume doubles/triples and you will have one fairly cool class V- gorge, not at all worth your very serious efforts upstream. The bottom half of the gorge has a log which makes it a rather arduous portage. Following this disappointingly short gorge you will have about 4 miles of class II water to the highway 12 bridge.
Tell your enemies Crooked Fork above highway 12 bridge is super sick.
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