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riverwiki:rivers:skookumchuck_creek [June 19, 2016]
gmkayaker [Flow Information]
riverwiki:rivers:skookumchuck_creek [June 23, 2017] (current)
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 === Informal Gauge === === Informal Gauge ===
  
-Look at the south (looker'​s left) footing of the railway bridge looking upstream from the road bridge. ​of 2016 there is a new paint gauge on a large boulder near the downstream corner. The old paint gauge on the bridge abutment is now completely buried in rip-rap and old small bits of if can be seen if you know where to look through gaps in the boulders. ​ (Numbers from the new paint gauge, the now-gone stick gauge and old paint gauge in parenthesis.)+Look at the south (looker'​s left) footing of the railway bridge looking upstream from the road bridge. ​As of 2016there is a new paint gauge on a large boulder near the downstream corner. The old paint gauge on the bridge abutment is now completely buried in rip-rap and old small bits of if can be seen if you know where to look through gaps in the boulders. ​ (Numbers from the new paint gauge, the now-gone stick gauge and old paint gauge in parenthesis.)
  
   *  3.5 - If all you can see is the vertical wall (3.5, 5, 13+), the river is extremely high. Consider running the "Play Run" by putting in just above "​Screaming Right Turn" (A.K.A. "​Surprise"​)   *  3.5 - If all you can see is the vertical wall (3.5, 5, 13+), the river is extremely high. Consider running the "Play Run" by putting in just above "​Screaming Right Turn" (A.K.A. "​Surprise"​)
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   * 3.0 -  If the water is on the sloping part of the wall below the vertical wall (3.0, 3.5 to 4.5, 7 to 12), the level is high. The run becomes less technical but the holes become larger and eddies fewer and harder to catch. Consider the "play run" unless you are comfortable paddling and rolling in big, pushy water.   * 3.0 -  If the water is on the sloping part of the wall below the vertical wall (3.0, 3.5 to 4.5, 7 to 12), the level is high. The run becomes less technical but the holes become larger and eddies fewer and harder to catch. Consider the "play run" unless you are comfortable paddling and rolling in big, pushy water.
  
-  * 2.-1.5  If the water is just on or a bit below the flat concrete ​ledge (2.0 to 1.5, 3.4, 6 to 4), the river is medium. ​This is the easiest ​level and most drops can be run with just boat scoutingA small group can do the run in under 3 hours.+  * 2.An inch or two above the flat of the ledge(2.5, ??, 6-5 This is the "​sporty medium" ​level. ​It is cleanest lines but the holes are getting a bit big.
  
-  * 1.0 If the water is well below the flat concrete ledge ( 1.0, ??, 3) the river is somewhat lowIt gets more technical and "​creaky"​ but there is still plenty of water to get down the lower partYou can still get down the run in a bit over 3 hours if you know the lines.+  * 2.0 -1.5  ​If the water is just on or a bit below the flat concrete ledge (2.0 to 1.53.44 to 3)the river is mediumThis is the easiest level and most drops can be run with just boat scoutingA small group can do the run in under 3 hours.
  
-  * 0.5 If you can see the wooden ledge below the concrete ledge, the river is quite low. The main part of the run will be very technical (but still quite fun, but watch out for piton-ing ​potential) but the lower part (where it spreads out) will be painfully boney. Consider taking out just above "​Screaming Right Turn". See the description of the "Play Run".+  ​* 1.0 If the water is well below the flat concrete ledge ( 1.0, ??, <3) the river is somewhat low. It gets more technical and "​creaky"​ but there is still plenty of water to get down the lower part. You can still get down the run in a bit over 3 hours if you know the lines. 
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 +  ​* 0.5 If you can see the wooden ledge below the concrete ledge, the river is quite low. The main part of the run will be very technical (but still quite fun, but watch out for pitoning ​potential) but the lower part (where it spreads out) will be painfully boney. Consider taking out just above "​Screaming Right Turn". See the description of the "Play Run".
  
  
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   * http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Skookumchuck,​_British_Columbia   * http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Skookumchuck,​_British_Columbia
   * http://​www.kootenayrafting.ca/​rafting-trips/​skookumchuck-creek   * http://​www.kootenayrafting.ca/​rafting-trips/​skookumchuck-creek
 +  * https://​www.facebook.com/​skookumchuckcreek/​

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