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Old 06-30-2008   #1
 
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Lake Fork Gunny questions

Is there a stretch in here that might merit an overnight float?

What is up with the private property issues?

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This is a popular question on here tonight.
Any camping beta would really help us out!

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We ran the canyon last weekend and it was fun but short. Water was high, class 4ish. Worthy of laps, though, and there's campgrounds at the put in and takeout. You could also camp along the road that runs along the whole run. (Easy scout).

I'm not sure I'd drive too far for the whitewater, but the canyon is beauty and you feel like your out there a ways. This part of the river is all public land so no bullshit landowner issues.

I don't know about the other sections, but I think the new book puts them at class 2/3.
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i think you could do it by utilizing The Gate C.G....

the "Box" run officially starts at the High Bridge turn off.....well, if you go about a mile or so upstream there is a pull off just on the public land before it switches to the Lake Fork Jerk and Douchebag club private land, so you could tack on a mile or so there, float the box (~12 mi), camp at the Gate, and then run down through the Gate->Redbridge and the Canyon, which would be ~8 miles or so. that would be about your best bet
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sorry, forgot to add

the river floats through a smattering of public and private property on the Box stretch; its almost all private on the gate->redbridge stretch, and all public on the canyon.

if you knew you were on public property somewhere you could camp within the box, but like i said, its a hodgepodge of public and private land so i dont know if camping would work so well. i still say the gate c.g. is the best option, its most miles and would make a good near-halfway mark for a long trip.
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Thanks yeti. So what's the latest with the fishing club? Are they still trying to arrest folks for floating, or was that just a successful scheme to keep commercial outfitters from running it?

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basically to keep outfitters out of lake city. Not sure any more, but we useta run over from G-rack to run the fork all the time. Cannible was the outfitter in question, and they are no longer in buisness.

i would set up camp at red B, and just do laps. even if you put in way up stream, ( other side of lake city) its a class 2 float at best.

and for what is worth, the rocks are "sharp, and pokey" but its the easiest class 4 I have ever run
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Yeah, at high water it was class 4...ish. I don't imagine at normal flows I would call it more than 3.
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