Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from CHEWUCH RIVER AT WINTHROP, WA at 3/23/2017 3:07:03 AM)
|Chewuch — 1. Andrews Camp to Camp Four (The Upper) ©|
Avg Gradient 122 fpm
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CHEWUCH RIVER AT WINTHROP, WA
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||3/23/2017 2:30:00 AM
Minimum Recomended Level: 550 cfs Maximum Recomended Level: 1100 cfs
Easy, all National Forest with a paved road, would be an easy bike shuttle.
Drive NORTH on NF-5160 for 5.5 miles. Put in at ANDREWS CAMP at the confluence of ANDREWS CREEK and the CHEWUCH RIVER.
1) Drive NORTH on RIVERSIDE AVE. which becomes Bluff st. .2 mi
2) Bluff street becomes E. CHEWUCH RD. .4 mi
3) Follow E. CHEWUCH RD/ EASTSIDE CHEWUCH RD. for roughly 4 mi
4) Turn RIGHT onto NF-51 for 7 miles which becomes NF-5160 (basically stay on the paved road and you're looking good.
5)Take out in National Forest Service Campground "CAMP 4"
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Paddled upper Chewuch on 4/28/2013, found wood aplenty. 7 log portages + 1 mega portage (~100 yards), a few log limbos, and a few log boofs. The nastiest bit can be mostly seen from the road. - Posted by: TomMarley on 4/29/2013 3:18:00 PM -
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All information between asterisks relate to a highwater trip.
*If your in the area during highwater you can put on Lake Creek (which is about a 1/3rd of the total flow of the Chewuch) at the bridge near the campground and paddle that down to the confluence and paddle down to the take out or continue onto the middle section.
From Lake creek down for about 1.5-2mi. the run is very continuous class IV (IV+ because of the no swim nature and potential for wood). It felt very much like a highwater Pilchuck but a little wider and a bit more time to react.
Above the campground you can see more whitewater that is much steeper and continues from where the road comes next to the river and is pretty continuous until the confluence, class V.
Very Quality experience.
There are lots of blind corners on the run so on your first lap make sure you catch your eddies. Our group had a close call with picking the wrong channel.
During this highwater run it was 2700 CFS on the USGS Chewuch @ Winthrop Gauge.*
Run Description [Season: Spring]
Boulder gardens, continuous, scout.
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