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Austin Creek    Triple drop Park n Huck™ ©
Class IV-V

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County : Whatcom

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Sudden Valley, Bellingham, Wa. Take the Lakeway Dr exit and head east on Lakeway. Take a right onto Lake Louise Dr. About three miles later you will start coming to the enterance gates into Sudden Valley. The gate to the creek is gate 5 (gates in Sudden Valley are not locked gates they are just intersections to roads leading into the community). It will be the first gate on the right (west) side of the road. If you come to the intersection of Lake Louise Dr and Lake Whatcom Blvd you have gone too far. Take the first right onto Tumbling Water Dr. The parking lot for the trail is on the left side of the road about one hundred yards down Tumbling Water Dr.

  Putin Details

The put in is up a trail leading from the parking lot. The trail has a smaller fork that comes down to the top of the slide.

  Takeout Details

The take out is a trail from the bottom of the lower ledge that leads back up to the parking lot, or you can run the culvert under Tumbling Water Dr and take out on the river right.

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First run by some yahoo in a cheap sit on top lake kayak.

   Run Description [Season: Fall-Spring]

Not a destination, but something to consider if you are in the area:

This only flows when there has been a lot of water released over a very short period of time. There is no gauge. If it looks like there's enough water then it is good to go. The pools beneath the first two drops are plenty deep even in low water.

This is a short park and huck tripple drop consisting of a ten foot slide with a short pool, followed by a eight foot plunge.

The first drop can be run anywhere. There is a log that is visible at the end of the pool. At normal runnable flows it is in about six inches of water and is not in play. At high water this log submerges and is hard to spot and could be real hazardous. The exit to the pool is on the left side and then work your way center to line up for the next drop.

The second drop is run straight down the center. Be careful at high water because there is some wood on the far left that comes into play if you exit the drop to the left, and a stump with some veggies growing out of it that could be in play to the right if you went hard right off the drop.

Run the last ledge on the right as there is a shallow rock in the tongue in the middle, and the left is shallow.




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