Bitch Creek

Over several million years the Yellowstone Supervolcano blanketed eastern Idaho in hundreds of feet of volcanic ash or tuff. Nearby, the Teton River and Bitch Creek drain the snowy western flank of the mighty Teton Range. The rivers have carved their way through the Yellowstone ash creating wild, turbulent and beautiful canyons.

On June 16 Andy Tyson, Wyatt Roscoe, and I descended Bitch Creek from the confluence of the North and South Forks to the confluence with the Teton River. Starting in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness we covered 22 miles of Class 3 to 4+ whitewater in packrafts. With exception of several mandatory portages around river wide logs we ran everything, including Driscoll’s Drop. The Teton River Gage reported 750cfs.