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Old 03-08-2017   #1
 
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New log jam on Middle fork salmon

This came across my facebook today. I know the pilot that took the picture, looks like a pretty significant log jam between big creek and veil falls. hopefully high water will take care of it.
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The jam is about 1/2 mile below Elk Bar. Mile 79.5 in the Whitis and Vinson guide book or 80.1 in the old Forest Service guide.
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Yup right at the top of the crystal pool. If high water moves the jam there are still a whole lot of other places for that wood to end up. This will be interesting to keep tabs on.
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Damn little snow in that pic!
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Damn little snow in that pic!
That is low low low elevation, and we lost much of that a couple of weeks ago.. Have you seen the MFS snotel? Nearly 150%.
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Yeah, 160% of average SWE observed at Banner Summit as of 3/8/17:

https://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/snow_comp...plot.cgi?BASI1

Who knows, maybe it will all come off in April or May and blast that channel-spanning logjam. It will be an interesting season for sure.
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That is low low low elevation, and we lost much of that a couple of weeks ago.. Have you seen the MFS snotel? Nearly 150%.
Following it very closely, plus the Clearwater drainage one, as I have a July 10 Selway permit Laura.

Come on snowpack.

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the forest service web site is showing a large tree wedged river wide just above dagger as well.
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Is it this one. Marsh Creek could be sketchy!
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yes sir! better duck!
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