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  Quote septimus prime Replybullet Topic: Upper Mashel
    Posted: 30 Jan 2013 at 5:01pm
I wonder how fast the Mashel will drop out?
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  Quote chipmaney Replybullet Posted: 30 Jan 2013 at 8:28pm
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  Quote BIGWATER Replybullet Posted: 31 Jan 2013 at 8:06am

i still wana get on the Mashel  never been in there .... seems hard to catch with water

maby it will be good on Sat?
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  Quote septimus prime Replybullet Posted: 31 Jan 2013 at 7:26pm
After getting skunked on the SF Skok. last weekend due to snow on the road, I definitely would need a couple shuttle vehicles with 4 wheel drive capabilities to commit. Im not sure if the Previa could make it to the put in if the snow is high enough? And Im certain my civic couldnt get us back up once we were through.
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  Quote BIGWATER Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 8:51am

ahh darn... snow may be a problem ... the Previa is 4 wheel drive but more then a foot of snow and it starts to high center

the Olympic seems to have more snow then anyplace , espicialy  the east side around hood canal.... but im sure there is some snow at the Mashel too

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  Quote Travisimo Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 8:54am
I'm interested and I've got the 4wd....  could even put the 35" tires on if we think it'll get deep.

I'd be worried about getting stuck at the top with no other trucks to pull me out though, how much snow are we talking about?
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  Quote septimus prime Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 11:28am
Hard to say how much snow. I agree the OP has more snow and the Mashel is more of a "lowland" drainage. Not much in the way of spring runoff. Travis your rig would def. work. Chris if you have a foot of clearance I bet we could get back to Travis's rig, but it would be a gamble.

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 12:05pm
I can't join you lucky dogs ... daddy duties, but I thought I would chime in since I was back there a few weeks ago.

First be prepared for the snow but I doubt it will be there in quantities. Second there is a new washout that you have to drive right after you pass that jeep parking zone, a 4x4 and a little clearance makes much less tricky, I don't know if the previa would get over it. It seems like the jeeps purposefully tear it up to make it more tricky but who knows, heck someone might have fixed it because there is a ton and I mean a ton of people out there in jeeps. You will have company and so while it is not a bad idea to have two 4x4 rigs, I would not sweat it because you will have no problem flagging down a winch equipped jeep to pull you out.

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  Quote mtboater Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 5:20pm
Hey guys I definitely want to go. I'm a student at U Dub and new to town this fall. I've boated a bunch in the southern part of the state but not a whole lot up here (just tumwater and the sky). I have a Subaru so I'm not sure where that puts me as far as being able to drive. Let me know, I would be stoked to get out!

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  Quote septimus prime Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 5:52pm
Well, seems like we got a crew. Travis, throw those 35s on. Im gonna make some phone calls.
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  Quote tiziak Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 6:52pm
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  Quote BIGWATER Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 7:03pm

just got back from a sunny play run on the ol Tilton

Im in for the Mashel.... see ya in the morning :)

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  Quote mtboater Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 7:56pm
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  Quote septimus prime Replybullet Posted: 01 Feb 2013 at 8:16pm
mtboater,
we are gonna meet in Eatonville at the bridge over the river at 10am. This is the take out. BigWater and I are coming from south sound or we would carpool.
Hope to see you there.
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  Quote BIGWATER Replybullet Posted: 02 Feb 2013 at 8:31pm
Thanks again guys that was a great run and an amazing day !!
 
Travis we all owe ya one for driveing up there 
 
John great lead today
 
 
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 03 Feb 2013 at 1:11pm
So how was it?

How was the drive in and the lil hike through the woods?
Whats the wood status?

Once was probably enough for me, but if its clean, definitely a quaint little run w/ some interesting drops...
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  Quote septimus prime Replybullet Posted: 03 Feb 2013 at 2:32pm
A lot more ducking and dodging wood, but I only got out of my boat twice, including the massive log jam before the last class 4.
All 5 or 6 significant bedrock drops were clean. 800 cfs was as low as Id want to run it. Found the exact same put in as last year.

We got a late start, but managed to get down the run in under three hours. Really great day. I definitely will get on this one at least once a year.

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  Quote chipmaney Replybullet Posted: 03 Feb 2013 at 3:40pm
at higher flows i think there may have been at least 2 additional portages. some of the wood was literally just duckable.

great rapids on a blue-bird day with an awesome crew!

Edited by chipmaney - 03 Feb 2013 at 3:40pm
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