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  • Delta float

    This is the most entertaining part of the Delta
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    • Delta trip

      Good scenary and peaceful environment.
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      • Delta trip

        Alot of greyling fishing, some splashes, alot of flatwater, worth doing again.
        The beaver pond portage and the put-in under the falls.
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        • Granite Creek/ Sutton; packrafts

          My fourth time down, first in a packraft, a classic. The run, around 250cfs or so, is continuous class III with sections of III+ almost class IV.
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          • Sutton's Granite Creek

            The hike, and bushwack in, is much easier with a packraft. We have pulled and hauled IK'S, and hardshells, and will probably never do that again, unless it is running high. We did get to run it at a good medium flow, which covered up most rocks, and made the run a fun splash fest. Keeping my eyes clear of water, to see, was a challenge at times.

            John and I encountered one serious strainer, where the stream gets very narrow, and trees began to drape over the creek,with cliffs on the left. If you cannot catch micro eddies, portage, on river right, before you commit. If you feel confident, go and watch for the strainer. When you see it catch the micro eddy on the left, don't miss it or your going to swim, then portage. To be safe, on this creek, don't peel around the blind corners, or into the dark wooded slots, without scouting first, new strainers can fall across this small stream at any time.

            We also got a peek at the pinch in the creek above our put-in, slipped back into the woods, and slinked our way back to our original put-in. It has a nasty hole in front of a boulder which divides the creek, and the hole violently feeds into an undercut wall. More water will cover the hole, less will reduce the violence, but needless to say, we saved it for another day.

            We took 5 hours to complete the trip, from the start of the hike, to the takeout at the Glenn. If you are a class IVish boater, or a bold class IIIish boater, go. At 250cfs, or so, the run is similar to the upper section of Moose at 300, but is steeper, and more commiting. (200fpm) At a higher flow this stream will be class IV, and very very continuous whitewater, with no eddies. If you underestimate this tiny creek, and over estimate your ability, you will lose your gear and will have a crappy hike out.

            A pic of the drop, 6 miles up from the highway, as mentioned in Embick's guide, and a pic of the general character of the run. It was really hard to get pics of the bigger drops, and features, but they are there.
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            • Fun

              Good fun after work
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