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Thu., July 26, 2012, 6:12 a.m.

Rafter videos Clark Fork’s Alberton Gorge rapids

WHITEWATER RAFTING -- Local rafter Tanner Grant has put together another in a series of videos that chronicles a rafter's view of a popular river, labeling all the rapids.

This time it's the Alberton Gorge of Montana's Clark Fork River, a popular summer rafting destination between Missoula and St. Regis. 

Grant recentlly floated the river at 7,000 cfs, which is a little higher than normal mid-summer flows because of this year's prolonged runoff.  But you'll get good views of Triple Bridges, Split Rock, Tumbleweed, Fang and all the others.

We put in at St. John and took out 17 miles downstream at Forest Grove below Tarkio Canyon. This is a spectacular solid class III run through a beautiful canyon.

Check it out and see what fun is in store on the river along I-90.

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.