Broad River

Upper

Steep Creek Winter Rain Run! CLASS V

 

South. Hamilton

Contributed by Harry

 

Class: V

Season: All winter and anytime after local rain

Gradient: 70m km with some steeper sections

Time: 8 hours

Length: Long

Level: Ask a local - 1 hour walk down a steep hill

Gauge: At take out at bridge

Shuttle: Short

Character: Steep Creeking

Suits: Steep Creek Boats!

This is one very long, very continuous treat of grade 4 and 5 steep creeking, with only one compulsory portage but many recommended.

The fastest times on the water for this river are around 3 hours for a small tight crew who know the river very well and scout little if anything.

A more realistic time is 5 (with a local who knows the river very well).

Start early! - At the takeout by 8am is a very good idea.

Putting In: Ask a local

Taking Out: Bridge on way to put in

Camping: Lots in area

Entry Date: 28th July 2005

 

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