Yeah Sheep Creek is Sick!!!
Grant Amaral and I ran it Friday 13th 05'. Sheep Creek and then the rest of the Bruneau in one long day..55-65 miles i think.. We planned for 2 days, but my beer broke in the 1st big rapid, so i was charging to the take out
.Grant wanted to camp but i kept telling him, "lets paddle till dark, then we can camp". we made it to the take out in a little under 12 hours.
Sheep Creek will be a lot harder to catch especially if you can't drop what you are doing to head out there. I didn't know anything about it when Grant asked me to go, and now looking back i am soo glad i did!!! It is honestly one of the coolest places i have been! Sheep Creek drains at a lower elevation that is fed from lots and lots of rain! Jarbidge and Bruneau rivers are fed from high mountains with snow, making them a lot more predictable, and also more consistent. Don't even think of getting sheep creek unless we've had a lot of rain!!!!!!!
I am not sure who has been out there and what flows they had, but when i go out there again i sure would like flows close to what we had. There are some pics in the gallery on kayakidaho.com. Some from Grant and I's trip, and also like Mark mentioned, a descent a couple weeks later at lower flows by a few Cat-Boaters.
For Registered Kayakidaho.com users here is a link to a map of Sheep Creek: http://www.kayakidaho.com/index.php?...emid=1&mapId=3
(look forward to more maps soon on kayakidaho.com)!
If you look at the map you can see the West Fork Bruneau and the Jarbidge to the East.
If anyone is dying for info on Sheep Creek,you can private message Grant on Kayakidaho.com. I am pretty sure he will be putting Sheep Creek, along with a lot more stuff in his new revised book.
pic taken by Grant Amaral. Paddler:Mike Leeds. "Blind Date" rapids-Sheep Creek, Idaho