Willow Creek Report
Ran Willow Creek near steamboat this Sunday for the first time. It was great, nonstop class four. Once you get into the class four section there are no eddies until you hit the lower Elk. I cannot imagine swimming this creek. Your gear would be gone. We had to scout almost the entire run and I am very glad that we did. There are 4 or 5 river wide logs in very fast water with very tiny eddies above them. The most significant rapid on the run has a strainer right in the middle of it and is very hard to stop above. We portaged this one cuz of the wood. If you don't mind post-holing through snow to scout rapids, and grabbing willow brushes to get out of the river, it is a pretty fun little creek.