Upper East Fork Kaweah River Log

UPPER EAST FORK KAWEAH RIVER LOG, Atwell Mill Trail to Oak Grove Bridge

This is one of the remaining unrun sections of Sierra whitewater in California. The only question is, how long before it is run? Is the Unrun mearly the Undone?

Section 1, Upper East Fork: Lookout Point Trail to Oak Grove Bridge

  • Elevation at the Put-in: 3360 ft. Elevation at the Take-out: 2500 ft.
  • Length of run: 3.2 miles
  • Average Gradient: 268 ft/mile
  • Overall Rating: Very Hard
  • Hazards: If you are up to this section you know the hazards
  • First Descent: The first 1.5 miles of this section of river from Lookout Point Trail to Squirrel Creek was run in the spring of 2002 by Bo Wallace, Josh Bruckner, Riley Cathcart, and Jess Brown. The rest has been run all the way to Oak Grove Bridge.
    First Raft Descent: April 2004 by Aaron Root and Scott Welsh

    Section 2, Upper-Upper Eastfork: Atwell Mill Trail to Lookout Point Trail

  • Elevation at the Put-in: 5920 ft. Elevation at the Take-out: 3360 ft.
  • Length of run: 7.3 miles
  • Average Gradient: 351 ft/mile
  • Overall rating: Very Hard and unseen
  • Hazards: See Section 1 above. This might be too much for a one day trip.
  • First Descent: Unrun

    Maps: Coming soon to this page

    Continue Downstream to the East Fork

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    Last modified: 06.05.04