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Skykomish, N. Fork    1. The Upper Upper North Fork™ ©
Class V
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Put In Longitude : -121.27788 Putin
Put In Latitude : 47.9253998
Take Out Longitude : -121.38600 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 47.8939018
County : Snohomish Shuttle
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Virtual n/a 0  Virtual cfs  3rd Party Gauge
Minimum Recomended Level:  0 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  0 cfs 

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Features on this run

Feature Name Class
Swordfight Falls V+
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  Fun Facts

Local Legend Christian Knight was among the first to explore this run.


   Run Description

The run begins with a brief gorge section featuring small ledges before plunging off 25-foot Swordfight Falls. Several kayakers have run the left side of Swordfight. No one, to my knowledge, has run the right side, probably due to wood. Below Swordfight is Pillage, a 10-foot squeeze drop that lands in a tight granite chasm. The left wall appears undercut. However, a few kayakers have accidentally slipped over Pillage backwards and come out in their boats. Pillage flows into a short, powerful rapid that is a prelude to Gangplank Falls, one of the cleanest 25-footers you'll ever run. Directly below the pool is an impressive Class V gorge that leads into Plunder, a steep, ledgey rapid that starts with a clean 8-foot boof and accelerates toward a quadruple-drop that ends with steep plunge. After Plunder, you can relax for a few corners. Logs are common in this section. Don't get too relaxed, though. The final drop, 40-foot Cannonball Falls, is the final drop. My best lines have been on the right side with a slight right angle. The river flattens out to the takeout at the foot bridge.




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N. Fork Skokomish--no pai...6/6/2009


Beta Trail    
SubmissionBeta Submitted BySubmitted On
James's 10/9/2014 Run SubmissionJames10/9/2014 8:32:00 AM
Sam_Graftton's 10/8/2014 Run SubmissionSam_Graftton10/8/2014 9:14:00 PM
ChristianKnight's 10/2/2013 Run SubmissionChristianKnight10/2/2013 10:43:00 PM
Sam_Graftton's 1/20/2013 Run SubmissionSam_Graftton1/20/2013 1:55:00 AM
Sam_Graftton's 6/15/2011 Run SubmissionSam_Graftton6/15/2011 8:16:00 PM
Sam_Graftton's 6/15/2011 Run SubmissionSam_Graftton6/15/2011 8:12:00 PM
James's 4/9/2007 Run SubmissionJames4/9/2007 8:26:00 PM

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