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Bacon Creek    Falls Creek to Skagit River confluence™ ©
Class II+(V)

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Zip Code : 98267 General Area
Put In Longitude : -121.42239 Putin
Put In Latitude : 48.6337013
Take Out Longitude : -121.39450 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 48.5882835
County : Skagit Shuttle
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from BACON CREEK BELOW OAKES CREEK at 7/15/2020 3:18:37 PM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
BACON CREEK BELOW OAKES CREEK NWRFC | FC Page 4.8  544 cfs  USGS - NWIS 07-15-2020 15:00:00
Minimum Recomended Level:  400 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  700 cfs 

  Putin Details

Bacon Creek road bridge

  Takeout Details

Hwy 20 Bridge

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   Run Description

First off, I have to say I haven't acutally run this section. The one time we went to run it, the first drops were totally clogged with wood to the point that even portaging was nearly impossible, so we just aborted the run.

Since then the creek has cleaned up, but still has some very serious drops. The following beta is from a walk-in scout:

Just 100 yards downstream from the put-in get out on the right to scout. The first rapid starts out class III but quickly becomes IV, then V+ further down. There are some very narrow lines, wood and some horrible looking undercuts. Below this first long rapid there is a short pool, and downstream from that point it looked like there were some nice class IV boulder gardens for a while.

Unfortunately, the lower few miles of this run is all bony class 2 and likely wood portages.


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James's 4/9/2007 Run SubmissionJames4/9/2007 8:26:00 PM

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