Marsh Creek Trip Report 15 May 20
We just got off a trip putting in on Marsh Creek on 15 May. We had two rafts and three kayaks and none of us were familiar with Marsh creek. We felt it was manageable but a ton of hard work between getting stuck on rocks and portaging Dagger falls. I would definitely do it again in a kayak but would only do it again in a raft if Boundary Creek Rd was closed. We were shocked when, while eating breakfast at Dagger Falls campground, a 77 year old lady drove up in an Acura SUV. Joyce has a permit May 31st and drove out to open the road!
We had two issues on Marsh creek. One was a log 95% across the right channel around Mile five that we cut and moved. The other was at mile 3.2 where we lined the rafts through a shallow inside corner to avoid a log jam on the outside of the turn. To find this spot I recommend eddying out at the trail bridge at mile three and walking down stream on river right to next right hand bend. We had someone in the eddy 50' above the hazard help pull us into the small eddy then help us line/drag the boats over the shallows. We had just over 4' on MF Lodge gauge the day we did Marsh and we got stuck on dozens of rocks with heavy rafts which was the main detractor from it being "fun" with a little more water it might be more pleasant in a raft.