Jim Lake -> Old Glenn/New Glenn Float Time
Anybody estimate the float time from Jim Lake to one of the Bridges on the Knik?
I have paddled from Jim lake and returned to Jim Lake, in the same day. I have only paddled through to the knik on a short overnighter.
My impression is that an overnighter is not really necessary, just do not have a good feel for the float time if done in one day.
I've never made the trip in a canoe, but I would plan on doing A LOT of dragging from the Jim Creek flats all the way to the last popular fishing spot just south of flats. That's a solid two mile drag.
From there the float should be very mild. Today I saw a bunch of floaters before the Y above the Matanuska confuence and two hours later they only made it 5 miles down river. That's 2.5mph. That would be a LONG day.
Hope this helps.
It's a summer tradition
We do a 3-5 family float trip every summer from the Old Knik River Bridge to the New Knik River bridge. That's about a 3 hour float.
I have never gone down through the Jim Creek Flats. I have canoed Jim Creek a lot but I know one person who ended up carrying their canoe a long ways over shallow water on that lower part. I think it would be OK when the water is high. You shouldn't have to carry if the water is higher, but maybe you would drag a few places.