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   Pinned: Pilchuck Creek, 1 - Lake Cavanaugh Road to Pilchuck Creek Campsite (Upper)
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from Pilchuck Cr. @ Bridge 626 at 1/31/2017 9:18:18 AM)
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Pilchuck Cr. @ Bridge 626 n/a  189 cfs  Washington State DOE /2017 07:45
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  Quote JoesKayak Reply0 props     bullet Topic: Pilchuck Response Team '17
    Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 9:00am
While I won't be able to get on it, I thought I'd point out to anyone who is able to get out mid-week: Pilchuck Creek has been running quite consistently in the low to med range for the last 4-5 days with the rain and low level snow.  Would be a shame if no one got some while it's on this nice run of good flows.

Just remember, access is still closed to the middle put-in, so if you're going you'll need to run the upper/middle combo (or the lower if you just want some class 2).
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  Quote outdoorjunkie88 Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 12:20pm
thanks for the heads up,  might get on it wednesday, tomorrow. 

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  Quote kevinh Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 8:51pm
What is considered high on pilchuck?
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  Quote JoesKayak Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 8:58am
Personally I've only run it at low runnable to medium levels (~800 to 1400) so I would defer to others as to what is high.

I do gather from what I've heard from other paddlers who've run it higher that 3000 is too high to run unless you're a very solid class V paddler who's familiar with the run.

On the river page there are notes on levels from multiple paddlers you can check out.
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  Quote outdoorjunkie88 Reply+1 props     bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 6:53pm
Today was a nice medium. The gauge rock was just barely under and the stick read 4.4. Lots of eddies still. Not too pushy but most of the rocks were covered and no scraping.

It was clean with one river wide log that we were just able to get over. Any water levels lower than today and it would have to be portaged. Easy to see though.
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  Quote kevinh Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 8:41pm
Thanks for the info!
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