North Fork Skykomish River: Trout Creek to South Fork

Trip

Whitewater Packraft - North Fork Skykomish River: Trout Creek to South Fork

This is a placeholder for a Class III intro river. We will go where the flow is appropriate for an entry-level class III. If you have paddled a class III river with me feel free to register. All others required to email for leader permission before registering.

  • Class III River
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi

Details to follow.  Our actual route is likely to change and will be based on weather and river flows. Actual route may ultimately be determined the day before.  Other options to be considered are:  Nisqually from McKenna, Silly Stilly, NF Nooksack, and others. 

Last ran Kaneko's Run 5/22/2022 when Gold Bar gauge at 5,000 CFS. NF Nooksack needs 450 CFS absolute minimum. Silly Stilly between 5.5 and 6.5 ft. 

Route/Place

North Fork Skykomish River: Trout Creek to South Fork


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Minimum Equipment for each participant 

  • Packraft, with grab lines on bow and stern
  • Paddle, sized for a packraft
  • Life jacket, PFD Class III or better
  • Whitewater helmet
  • Drysuit or thick wetsuit
  • Closed-toe shoes, no sandals
  • Spare clothing
  • Boat repair kit
  • Waterproof Whistle
  • Minimum Equipment for the party

Minimum Equipment for the party 

  • Rescue rope and throw bag, one or more as needed for the trip 
  • Spare paddle, one or more
  • First Aid kit
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