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    Dan Gregerson
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    @dlgregerson

    Locale: Bob Marshall Wilderness

    Just in time for the new packrafting season, I’ve uploaded a brief video from the beginning of Youngs Creek Canyon This is a short watch, partly because it’s my first upload (due to the terrible bandwidth where I live, this two minute vid took about 3 hours to load), but also because I wanted to test the interest in raw rafting video. Constructive feedback is always welcome.
    Enjoy!

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    Jon Fong
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    Great video!

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    bjc
    BPL Member

    @bj-clark-2-2

    Locale: Colorado

    Ok, that was great! Got my heart pumping just watching.

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    Richard Nisley
    BPL Member

    @richard295

    Locale: San Francisco Bay Area

    What date was the video shot?

    Thank you for sharing!

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    Ken Larson
    BPL Member

    @kenlarson

    Locale: Western Michigan

    I’ve done that type of water in a kayak and would love to give it a try in a pack raft. Maybe next year when I turn 80. :)

    Thanks for sharing …..

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    Dan Gregerson
    BPL Member

    @dlgregerson

    Locale: Bob Marshall Wilderness

    Thanks for the kind words Gents.

    Richard: This was filmed on 7/1/17. CFS at the Twin Creek station was about 3000, which is just a bit on the low side of what Dave C. recommends for this float.

    Ken: I can’t stay upright in a kayak in 6″ standing waves. Switched to a packraft partly due to being much more stable, so highly recommended.

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    asolthane
    BPL Member

    @asolthane

    Do you think this will still be flowing second week of July this year? I will be doing a trip up there 7/11-/7/23 and I am finding it hard to estimate which rivers will still be flowing. I’m considering Pyramid Pass – Spotted Bear if I can hire someone to shuttle us, or a the Bob White loop from Benchmark. Do you think it would be worth a side trip hiking up Youngs to float back down?

     

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    asolthane
    BPL Member

    @asolthane

    Did you continue down the SF Flathead?

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    Dan Gregerson
    BPL Member

    @dlgregerson

    Locale: Bob Marshall Wilderness

    I floated Youngs creek on 7/1/17 and the water was a bit low IMO.  Lot’s of rock gardens with no good route through.  I don’t think it’s likely that you will have a good time by the second week of July this year because the snow pack is already low and March was drought conditions.

    https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/data/water/wcs/gis/maps/mt_swepctnormal_update.pdf

    I did continue down to the Mid Creek take-out above Meadow Creek Gorge.

    Re: the Bob-White Loop, the Danaher and West Fork of the South Fork of the Sun River are both likely to be too low as well by then (but conditions could certainly change).

    I’ve seen references to companies who do shuttle service, but am afraid I don’t know them myself.  Another option might be a loop going in at Holland Lake, Gordon Creek, float the South Fork down to Salmon Forks, then paddle the Big Salmon Lake (wind permitting) and back out the Little Salmon Creek trail.  More hiking that floating, but beautiful county!

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