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JoesKayak's Submission - Entered on 11/7/2016 11:15:00 AM
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3 - Taylor River to Concrete bridge (Upper)
Snoqualmie, Middle Fork
Class II-III
7.5Miles
Play Rating (1-10): 0
County King
Zip Code 0
Put In Longitude -121.5400925
Put In Latitude 47.5469971
Take Out Longitude -121.6390533
Take Out Latitude 47.4953995

   Gauge Information (Last updated with USGS at 3/30/2017 9:06:48 AM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
MIDDLE FORK SNOQUALMIE RIVER NWRFC | FC Page 6.31  3960 cfs  3rd Party Gauge 3/30/2017 8:15:00 AM
Minimum Recomended Level:  1000 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  3000 cfs 

  Access

Middle Fork Road


  Putin Details

Upper put-in is just below the footbridge below Taylor River confluence or you can put in on the Taylor too. There's a couple other access spots you can use for a shorter run.


  Takeout Details

Concrete Bridge


 River Alerts GMaps
Not used in Beta Mode Putin | Take Out | Shuttle | General Area

  Other Issues

The MF Snoqualmie Road is undergoing a huge paving and repair project. The road is closed at times for construction. Check here to see if it's open: https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/snoqualmie/


  Fun Facts

Combine this with the middle and club stretch sections for a long run on a nice day. Bring snacks.


   Run Description [Season: Oct-July]

The whitewater is not the highlight of this run. There are some fun, easy rapids, but the scenery is what makes this a great section of river. Unlike the "middle middle" downstream and it's steep banks, the upper flows through a wide glacial valley that offers fantastic veiws of the surrounding peaks. Definitely a run for a sunny day, and also nice when there's snow on the trees.

Most of the rapids are class 2, with a few that are just a bit harder. There is sometimes wood in play, so keep an eye out for that.

For the up and coming boaters who want a little more challenge, a great intermediate trip is to put in at the Russian Butte put-in about 3 miles above concrete bridge and then take in the first few miles of the middle-middle, taking out at First Island drop. This section is called the "mupper" ;-)




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