Youngs Creek Canyon Video
Feb 25, 2019 at 1:51 pm #3580496
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!Feb 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm #3580500Jon Fong / Flat Cat GearBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Great video!Feb 25, 2019 at 3:45 pm #3580509bjcBPL Member
Ok, that was great! Got my heart pumping just watching.Feb 25, 2019 at 6:48 pm #3580536Richard NisleyBPL Member
@richard295Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
What date was the video shot?
Thank you for sharing!Feb 25, 2019 at 9:17 pm #3580554Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: 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 …..Feb 26, 2019 at 1:48 am #3580595
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.Mar 28, 2021 at 12:45 pm #3706665California PackraftingBPL Member
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?Mar 28, 2021 at 12:45 pm #3706666California PackraftingBPL Member
Did you continue down the SF Flathead?Mar 29, 2021 at 7:35 am #3706778
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.
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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