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Money Creek
Class: IV-V      GMap
Upstream of Money Creek Rd. Bridge
Trip Date: 11/1/2012
Written on: 11/1/2012
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Creek is money, flow was not. Definitely would have been nice to have a little more water in there. "On the higher end of too low" was the exact description we decided on, but the steepest sections were still fun (more channelized). Sky was at a "fall" 14k and dropping 500cfs/hr. We had 4 wood portages and more than a few wood dodge maneuvers (remember the 5 Ds of WA creeking: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and... Dodge). It isn't too hard to scout the whole thing on the drive up if you have the time to scramble down to the creek several times. We put in about 2 miles up from the bridge, just past a couple of downed logs in the left channel around an island. We passed 3 more islands and in each case the left channel was blocked by wood and the right was a manky, slidy portage route (i.e. not enough water for the raft to float). Most of the fun stuff was clean, and we only had one portage (#4 total) around a fun-looking rapid.

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