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Trip Report - SF Stilly on one of our few sunny days of '11 so far

Stillaguamish, S. Fork
Class: III+      GMap
2 - Mallardy Creek to Verlot (Middle)
Trip Date: 5/1/2011
Written on: 5/1/2011
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Ran the SF Stilly today from about halfway between Wiley Creek and the Red Bridge down to Verlot Camp. There are two log jams just above Wiley Creek that require portaging, though each is a short and easy portage. Still, I'd recommend putting in as close to Wiley Creek as you can to avoid them (and the flat water above). The gauge was at 5.3 feet, which was just barely enough. It was pretty rocky and technical at that level, and I'd really recommend at least 5.5 as a lower level. We didn't run aground anywhere, but we came close, and certainly hit and slid over a ton of rocks at such low water. Overall-- had a blast. The run was more fun than expected, and there was a lot of fun and action. One last note-- the big log jam near the end has been broken up over the winter, and there are no longer any major obstructions near the end of the run.

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