I’d like to cross the Susitna River near Mount Watana. It looks as if the route of least resistance is by descending to the river near Kosini Creek, floating to Deadman Creek, and hiking north. Other routes look to be brushier and/or marshier.
The river between Kosini and Deadman looks wide and it has numerous islands, suggesting that it’s slow through here. But I understand that Watana Canyon is Class IV, which I can’t run. I’m assuming that the canyon is near the section I’d like to float since Watana Creek and Mt Watana are nearby, but it’s not named on the map and there are a few mile-long sections that could have this type of water. I could not see any obvious rapids via satellite images.
Can anyone tell me exactly where Watana Canyon is? And, while you’re at it, can you tell me anything about the section between Kosini and Deadman? Thanks.