Ohio Creek - Alaska Range

North of the Alaska Range and south of the Brooks Range
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HammBone
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Ohio Creek - Alaska Range

Post by HammBone » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:50 pm

Anyone ever floated down Ohio Creek from the Alaska Range. It connects with the main fork of the Chulitna River a few miles below Hurricane.

I have floated the Chulitna and where it joins up it looks like a good size river with decent flow. There does appear to be a sort of canyon starting a few miles above the confluence.

Anyone know any Beta on this? I'm thinking of heading up that way next summer.

Thanks

bradmeiklejohn
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Re: Ohio Creek - Alaska Range

Post by bradmeiklejohn » Mon May 09, 2011 8:33 pm

According to Rod Hancock, the canyon section of Ohio Creek is fairly tame. He ran it a number of years ago in a hardshell and told me that they expected a serious challenge but found it to be surprisingly mellow.

chris erickson
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Re: Ohio Creek - Alaska Range

Post by chris erickson » Mon May 16, 2011 11:42 am

Call the Backcountry Rangers up in Denali. Brian & Alonzo ran it (starting from the park road, I believe) in PRs last year. Fairly mild from what I recall. You can hike in to Ohio Creek very quickly from the Parks Hwy using existing trails and a footbridge across the Chu.

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Northamerica
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Re: Ohio Creek - Alaska Range

Post by Northamerica » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:28 pm

I heard that Middle Fork of the Chulitna River and in the foothills of the Alaska Range including the drainage of Ohio Creek. The majority of land in this unit is rugged, mountainous country above timberline. It is all state owned or selected.

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