Fun micro-creeking. When it is running all you see is a thin loud white line going down. Scout, scout, scout for sketchy spots, pin potentials, strainers/wood, and sieves. Take out immediately below the confluence with Wilson Creek to scout or portage because of the nasty dropl immediately below (see photo)
Continue down Wilson Creek and float WC to the next major confluence on river left (Cary Flat Br/Bucks Timber/Flat Land Br all dump in here). This is the put-in for typical Upper Wilson Creek trip (Reach # 3560). You can take out and hike up TR257 to the town of Gragg, NC or continue on and cross into Caldwell county @ Edgemont, NC. From FR192 to Edgemont Rd. is probably 7 miles.
ran on 3.5.08 after 3+" of rain at Grandfather
Permits are not required for this reach.
From Edgemont, NC travel north up Edgemont Rd. through Gragg, NC, stay left at the cemetery and then veer left onto FR192. About 1/2 mile down is the hike-out trail, go about 1/4 mile more and you drive over a large culvert and a camping area on river right - this is the put-in.
See reach description for the 3 possible take-outs.
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