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Cheakamus River (Upper)

Stretch: Above the Cheakamus Lakes Rd
Difficulty: Class IV+
Distance: 1.85 miles
Flows: ~1.9 m (low) to 2.7+ (high) (visual gauge at the House Rock Take-out). Current Water Office gauge
Gradient: 135 fpm average
Put-in: At the Riparian Trail access close to the river (3 or 4 access points up the road)
Take-out: House Rock parking area, near the treatment plant
Shuttle: 2.6 km (5 minutes, ok dirt, one rough spot needing a little clearance)
Season: It can be run anywhere from April / May (as soon as the snow on the road melts out) - typically high in May / June with all of the runoff (2.6 - 3.0), then goes slowly lower (2.5 - 2.7) until late August / September when it generally becomes too low (less than 2.2)
Written: © 2013
Featured in Video A Wet State #79

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