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Green  (1. Dam to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park (Headworks))   Class II+(III)   Min 1000 cfs    |    Max 3000 cfs   Current 302 cfs (Reported on 07-12-2022 14:00:00)
Trip Leader : newtobin
Contact # : 4three5-5one2-119eight
Meeting Time : 1/19/2008 10:30:00 AM
Meeting Place : The most common Put in is located just before the gates of the Howard Hanson Res. You will see a little gate that blocks a gravel road which leads down to the river. Easy put in for rafts and any other type of Whitewater craft.
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  Quote Tobin Replybullet Topic: Saturday Headworks Discussion Thread
    Posted: 15 Jan 2008 at 11:32pm

This is the Saturday Headworks discussion thread. Please post any questions below.

Remember the actual Trip Details are located on the Saturday Headworks | Trip Page

  Meet at Kanasket Palmer at 10:30.

If anyone is coming from the south I can meet somewhere for pooling.

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  Quote roj222 Replybullet Posted: 16 Jan 2008 at 9:52pm

Hello newtobin,

I'm new to this part of the state and would love to join you on Saturday for this run. 

Are you familiar with this section of the river ?

 I'm would qualify myself as an intermediate level boater (my roll works most of the time but , but sadly is far from bomb-proof).  And so at least for my first time down I would like to go with someone familiar with the rapids.

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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 16 Jan 2008 at 10:10pm
Hey guys, I may go on this trip. This is a really easy section, I know it well. I just need an easy workout and some company so I may go. I'll let ya know friday night for sure.
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  Quote Tobin Replybullet Posted: 16 Jan 2008 at 11:09pm
Roj,
  Of course you are welcome, its a great run.  I am planning on something in the III range on Saturday as a theropy run for my shoulder, please feel free to join.
 
  Now the bad news,  the green fell out,  so option 1. Lower Sky (Split to Big Eddy)
2. Nisqually to the Yelm Hydro Plant.
  I vote for the Sky, but it can be majority rules.  If my shoulder is feeling good after the lower I will probably burn a lap on the main.


Edited by newtobin - 16 Jan 2008 at 11:16pm
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  Quote Hisdudeness Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 12:46am
dude, i just need to know a place and time to meet... i'll be there... i think i can handle an easy class III without any major problems
Originally posted by newtobin

Roj,
  Of course you are welcome, its a great run.  I am planning on something in the III range on Saturday as a theropy run for my shoulder, please feel free to join.
 
  Now the bad news,  the green fell out,  so option 1. Lower Sky (Split to Big Eddy)
2. Nisqually to the Yelm Hydro Plant.
  I vote for the Sky, but it can be majority rules.  If my shoulder is feeling good after the lower I will probably burn a lap on the main.
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  Quote josho Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 4:01am
The class lll drop is over an old fish weir.  It is really straight forward.  The river following this drop is flat, so you have plenty of space to collect yourself if you have any problems.  The rest of the run is class ll at best.  Make sure to stop at the pipeline wave.  It is a nice little wave with eddy service.  As for the general flow as long as it is above 600cfs it is fine. 
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  Quote Tobin Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 7:07am
 We will stick with the Green,  Meet at Kanasket Palmer at 10:30.
  Be there
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  Quote Butchv Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 7:11pm

I am still in.  The wave is actually quite good at this level.  See you at 10:30

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  Quote jojo Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 7:19pm
Is the state park the put in for the gorge?  I drove down here once before but don't really remember what was what. 
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  Quote ChrisW Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 8:40pm
Don't forget to fill out the Green River flow study, thanks.
 
 
 
For all the Newbees to Washington State, check out Jeff Bennett's book
"A Guide to the Whitewater Rivers of Washington"  


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  Quote Tobin Replybullet Posted: 17 Jan 2008 at 8:42pm

Kanasket Palmer is the put in for the Gorge section,  Meet there at 10:30

 
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  Quote erikSANDSTROM Replybullet Posted: 18 Jan 2008 at 2:51pm
If levels rise I will go to Paradise. (good lyric)
This river don't go to Aintry. You done taken a wrong turn.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 18 Jan 2008 at 6:14pm
They aint a risen erik. Just like the Seahawks, maybe next year......
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  Quote erikSANDSTROM Replybullet Posted: 18 Jan 2008 at 6:45pm
Tarnations! Dern it! Why, those gud gum verments! Yee-ha! There's coal in them there hills, coal!

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This river don't go to Aintry. You done taken a wrong turn.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 19 Jan 2008 at 9:34am
O-boy........
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  Quote jojo Replybullet Posted: 19 Jan 2008 at 12:24pm

I tried to meet up with you guys but got lost.  Wound up at some guard gate with a big no tresspassing sign.  Was I close? 

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  Quote josho Replybullet Posted: 19 Jan 2008 at 6:06pm
There is a guard gate on headworks road, if that is where you were.  You now have to stop in and show your ID and car insurance.  They will give you a boater access pass and let you in.  You are required to follow the gravel road on the left once you have cleared the guard shack. 
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 19 Jan 2008 at 7:08pm
Yes you were right on top of us! We got on around 11am and had a great trip!
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