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Middle Silver Fork

Sandwiched between two tough runs, lies a rare little gem. Although only two miles long, the middle section of Silver Fork is roadside with beautiful High Sierra scenery, yet maintains a remote feel. The rapids tend to be boulder gardens with multiple lines. If you look forward to Troublemaker on the South Fork American, and enjoy being challenged by Edwards to Purdons or Chamberlains, you'll enjoy running laps on this run. It's nice to combine with a run on Kyburz since it's in the same area.

Daniel Brasuell heads into the put-in rapid, possibly the toughest of the run.

Shannamar Dewey heads into the same.

   Logistics: Silver Fork is a tributary to the South Fork American near the small town of Kyburz. On Highway 50, Just upstream of Kyburz, take a right on Silver Fork Road, and go a few miles up the road until you see China Flat Campground on the right. Immediately past China Flat is day parking at a bridge, the take out. From here continue upstream ~2 miles to the next bridge where there is parking on river left. We did the run with Kyburz around 1,200cfs and thought it to be a medium flow.

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