Difficulty IV+
Length 0.5 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 281 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/01/2019 11:53 pm

River Description

At CTH.N, the Little Popple will look small and tame. Not far downstream it drops (nearly 40' in about 0.2 mile) into a steep rocky gorge. Unfortunately, at the end of the gorge, it breaks into braided channels, none of which is likely to carry enough flow to boat (at least, at levels you are likely to want to run the gorge). In addition, most all of the braided channels will be blocked by deadfall. Downstream of this, the river has no appreciable gradient, it is miles to the next access, and deadfall is very likely to be a problem. For this reason, it is highly recommended anyone boating this gorge should carry back up from the end of the gradient.

Rapid Descriptions

USGS sampling site

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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USGS lists a sampling site right at our listed put-in with drainage area of 35 square miles.


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Anthony Collins
3 years ago

I ran this last spring and it was a great run to lap, but the hike out is quite long. The entrance move into this rapid is a boof over a ledge hole that is backed up by rock. After the entrance hole the rest of the rapid will go very quickly, so make sure you scout very thoroughly before running it.

Gage Descriptions

Visual. This will be a 'spring only' (or heavy thunderstorm) run, when all in the area is running high.

Directions Description

Boaters will carry up from the end of the gorge. This may be just carrying all the way back up to your vehicle (to avoid having any driven 'shuttle'), or it may be carrying up a draw (side-creek) to river-left, across an open field, to a side-road.

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