Lefthand Canyon construction
Just a big heads up on Lefthand Creek. Lefthand Canyon is under major road rework. Part of that rework includes working in the creek bed, and armoring the banks, new bridges, flow control, etc. Not sure if it will be boatable this year or not (projected end of the project is November 2016)
They have been blasting within the work area to widen and straighten out the road. So far the work has been from Buchanan Park to the junction of Lefthand and James Canyon. The next phase will be from the junction to at least Lickskillete road (in Lefthand). There will be work do in James Canyon, but from what I've heard so far, it won't be as drastic as the Lefthand Canyon work. There will also be work from Buchanan down to highway 36 as well.
Some of the creek bed work includes placement of tree root-balls to help stabilize the banks. The entire character and direction of the stream bed may be in flux until they are done with the project.