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Old 03-14-2019   #1
 
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2019 Middle Fork Hazards and Access Thread

Remember that fire last summer on the Middle Fork of The Salmon? Those trees are going to be coming down river like you can’t believe in the near future. Please be safe this early season. It’s gonna be something to behold!

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Old 03-16-2019   #2
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Should people be bringing saws on the river in case of snags/deadfall??
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Old 03-16-2019   #3
 
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Moderator's Note:

Rivers tacked the above post onto an old thread from last year that wasn't really on topic. Rather than that, this will now be the MFS thread where folks can post Boundary road opening info, wood reports, and other relevant MFS related info.

Please post 2019 MFS info here so its all in one place.

Thanks!

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Seems that trees take 2-5 years to come down unless they burned right at the water line.

Might be 2021-2022 for heavy trees in the river.
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My group of 10 has a permit may 30th launch!! Any updates on road access and wood would be appreciated!!!
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Avalanche slides will have moved some debris in if high runoff doesn't materialize.
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My group of 10 has a permit may 30th launch!! Any updates on road access and wood would be appreciated!!!
The road is still solidly snowed shut with about five feet of snow. And there is a ton of wood on, in or near to the river.

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Avalanche slides will have moved some debris in if high runoff doesn't materialize.
What does this mean? The avalanches have already moved the debris (woody and otherwise) into position.

Are you expecting high run off not to materialize? I certainly think a higher flow will happen. What would cause high runoff not to happen? Is there a global chilling event that no one has been apprised of?

Curious minds want to know......
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I found some videos of an avalanche on the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon. They are on Facebook.


https://www.facebook.com/chris.eaton...6153310744602/
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OK river psychics....What are ya'll guessing as far as a road opening date for Boundary creek?

Guesses on levels on May 29th?

I am in AK now and jonesing to get on the MFS and but don't have a feel for whats happening in that neck of the woods.

Thoughts? Feelings? Reactions?
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Right now its snowing around stanley and the snow pack is still building.. the snow wont really start to come off up there until it stops freezing hard at night.. right now that is not the case... who knows what the comming weeks will bring. Its going to have to warm up a bit.. might be huge if you can get in.

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