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James's Submission - Entered on 4/9/2007 8:26:00 PM
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4 - Concrete bridge to Tanner (Middle-Middle)
Snoqualmie, Middle Fork
Class III-IV
7Miles
Avg Gradient 43 fpm
Play Rating (1-10): 5
County King
Zip Code 98045
Put In Longitude -121.6390533
Put In Latitude 47.4953995
Take Out Longitude -121.7391129
Take Out Latitude 47.4781723

   Gauge Information (Last updated with USGS at 3/26/2017 12:01:53 AM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
MIDDLE FORK SNOQUALMIE RIVER NWRFC | FC Page 4.2  1610 cfs  3rd Party Gauge 3/25/2017 11:15:00 PM
Minimum Recomended Level:  1000 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  4000 cfs 

  Access

When you are driving up the Middle Fork road drive with care. There are a lot of pot holes, and quite a bit of vehicle traffic. This means that when you are going around corners you might swirve to miss a pot hole and lean into oncoming traffic lanes of the road. This has been the cause of several accidents, so drive with care.


  Putin Details

To get to the river (takeout) take exit 32 off I-90 and go north for 0.6 miles. At the T junction turn right onto North Bend Way and go 0.7 miles. At this point, past the spot where the river runs near the road, turn left onto SE Tanner Road. Take this road down 0.5 miles to a gravel pullout on the right hand side. Powerlines crossing the road and leading down to the river mark the access coridor to the river. There is a gate across the dirt access road that runs along the powerlines to the river (about a 50 yard hike). Do not park near the gate.


  Takeout Details

To get back to the put-in, go back out to North Bend Way and travel 0.2 miles past the boat/rv storage facility and turn left onto SE 140th. Take this 1.1 miles to the left hand turnoff for Middle Fork Rd. Follow this road 3.5 miles to Island Drop (also known as the old Mine Creek Campground) where a bend in the river comes up against the road. This is a good put-in that avoids some of the upstream reach that gets a little boney below 2000 cfs. If you have more time or the water is higher you can continue up to mile 5 where the concrete bridge crosses the river. A put-in is available on the river left side of the bridge.


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

Features on this run

Feature Name Feature Class
Island drop III
A-Frame III
House Rock Wave III
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  Fun Facts

Very popular afterwork run during Day Light Hours.

//(strong Boaters) We are not recommending this, but this run is the most fun between 8000cfs and 15,000cfs.


   Run Description [Season: Fall, Winter, Spring]

The middle middle is a classic White Water run that is nice and close to Seattle. Known for it#039;s mellow winding bends, the Middle Middle is a great cool down after a hard day of work or near by climbing.

The Middle Middle is a fairly straight forward run with several small rapids and a few larger ones.

Most Local Boaters put in at the Mine Creek Campground instead of the concrete bridge.




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