Dore River - Confluence (Gr. 3+)
Written by Spencer Cox Thursday, 08 February 2007 20:28
The put-in is the confluence of the North Fork and the South Fork of the Dore. To get there, just head further up the road, that goes along the river. You will pass a few houses, and shortly, a road turns to the right (Laming pit road?). Don't turn right, just head straight, and you will be on a forestry service road heading up the river. Within a KM or two you get some good views of the river, and this continues to the confluence. Make sure you recognize the confluence, its a fork in the road, one going up the south fork, and another going up the north fork.
The Flows: It’s usually good to go. If it’s June, and been really, really hot for the last few days, it could be very high.
The closest boaters are Stellar Descents and are worth contacting about the level, and they might even be headed out boating as well.
The Rapids: The river varies from class 1-3++ most of it being around class 2-3. It’s a lot of fun, fairly continuous, loaded with boulder drops, and even a few playspots. The river flows quickly, and a few corners present logs and log jams, so it has a delineate BC - Creek fell about it. The hardest rapids occur just above and below one of the bridges you will cross on the way up.
High water can be very high, and flood characteristics will occur, making this no place for inexperienced boaters.Spencer Cox.