All rapids are runnable. Rapids start off easy and get increasingly more difficult. If route is not obvious after scouting, try the right side.
There is almost some trees somewhere on this run and it changes with every high water event.
This picture is of the older gauge. There is a newer visual gauge painted in white paint on the center piller. On the new gauge 0" is bare minimum (2" is a more reasonable minimum) and 14" is getting really high for the lower.
A gauge is painted on the North East corner underneath the bridge embankment on hwy 176 at the put in. Gauge can best be read by hiking down to the river on the South East (down river) side. 4" is low but runnable, while 0" is bump/scrape down.
Usually this creek runs after a good rain of 1", and usually the Little River is running 6000+ cfs.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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(RM) Bear Creek Gage
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