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Soleduck, S. Fork    FR 2920 Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge™ ©
Class IV+
3.2Miles

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Zip Code : 98331 General Area
Put In Longitude : -123.93777 Putin
Put In Latitude : 48.0208817
Take Out Longitude : -123.97020 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 48.0474129
County : Clallam Shuttle
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Minimum Recomended Level:  0      Maximum Recomended Level:  0  

  Access

Bridge to Bridge easy put in and take out.


  Putin Details

From Takeout:
-Drive EAST across bridge until you reach the bridge crossing S fork Sol Duc


  Takeout Details

From Port Angeles:
-Drive 30.5 miles West on US-101
-Take a LEFT onto FS-2918
-follow FS-2918 for 3.5 miles
-Bear LEFT at fork
-Park at Bridge over S fork Sol Duc



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 A woody run, scout acordingly. On 3/2/13 there were 5 wood portages on the run. - Posted by: Jed Hawkes on 3/4/2013 3:07:00 PM -  [Remove Alert]

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  Other Issues

The AW site recommends around 4000 on the Hoh gauge

3/2/13- ran S. Frks Sol Duc 4500 cfs on Calawah guage, 6500 cfs on the Hoh. Nice medium for first time

Limit group size. We had a group of three and felt that a fourth would make boat scouting and portaging more difficult, eddies are small and the rapids are fairly continuous.


  Fun Facts

Cool gorge, would be a really fun run if it was clean.


   Run Description [Season: Rain]

From put in down to the gorge it's class III-IV with some wood hazards that require portaging. Before the gorge we portaged 5 times. All obvious, scout and portage accordingly. At a medium flow wood was easy to stop above, higher water might be a different story.

Once in the first gorge portaging becomes very difficult. The biggest of the bigger rapids has wood in the bottom right about a boat width off the right wall and could be portaged but it would be extremely difficult, very tight gorge would require hiking back up stream, ferrying across, then hiking out to the road. Easier to run. Pretty straight forward rapid, the tree is just spooky and if you ended up tangling with it it would be a bummer.



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