Kannah Creek Hike in Option
Class: V/V+ with mandatory portage
Who: Those seeking type II fun that boarders on type III
Length: Hike in-possibly up to 8 miles (more likely 1 or 2 miles)
Season: Spring Runoff
During the Snow melt there is a class V/V+ hike in run above the old upper run that may still be an option for the more adventurous. Head up to the Kannah Creek trailhead and hike up as far as you dare then run back to your car. The word is that the run is just one long class V rapid with micro to nonexistent eddies and it likely needs a good flossing, mandatory portages are likely. There is a trail that heads up the creek about 8 miles up to Carson Lake. If you get up there and the creek is a bust, you could always enjoy a nice semi strenuous 16 mile out and back hike up to the lake.
Quote from CRC2
“When you make it to the take-out bridge you will feel good…and maybe lucky. If you feel more good than lucky, run up and do it again!” They were speaking of the old upper run but from what I hear it can be applied to the hike in option as well.
Old Upper and Lower Kannah Creek
The word on the street is that the old Kannah Creek runs from CRC2, both upper and lower, are pretty much dead, for now. The general thought is that they were being run during a time when more snow was falling on The Mesa on average and this made for a more runnable creek. More irrigation rights and less average snow fall have led to the creek not really running at all and more barbwire and fencing has shown up making it pretty much impassible. Both sections run through private property so scouting without permission could lead to trespassing charges. While these runs may be dormant, they are not forgotten and an eye should be kept to see if they could be feasible again someday. A few years in a row of good snow fall and a few conversations with the land owners could see boats on these sections of creek again.
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