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Wynoochee Gorge

Class: II-III(V)      GMap
Wynoochee Reservoir to Save Creek
Trip Date: 10/31/2015
Written on: 11/1/2015
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Ran the gorge from fish collection dam through the gorge with packrafts. Super heavy rainfall, the gorge was reading around 3000 cfs. The eddy before landslide is on the LEFT not the right as noted in Korb. The eddy is somewhat hidden at high flow, but its definitely there on the left, be careful at high flow as the water is swift coming into it; if necessary, hit the landslide on the left. The gorge is clear of debris except for one log over the canyon at head height at high flow about 2 miles in. Boiling water super pushy through the gorge. There is a gate blocking the takeout road, but we found another takeout spot about a quarter mile past the original on the outside of the next oxbow. There is a hike out through a 50 yd riparian buffer but you can drive down the road and its not too far. The road to the takeout is I believe the second left after mile marker 27; you can find the road on google or bing maps, its about 1 mile down where it comes down and follows the oxbow around. Also, the flow gauge for this run was reading wrong the day we checked, it read around 215, but it was way higher than that (2500-3000) according to USGS.

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