Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weekend Huckfest

Heavy rains pounded the northwest and after flooding subsided a posse of waterfall enthusiasts was assembled.

First stop was 70 foot Outlet Falls

Luke Spencer contemplating life in the pool above the falls.

Luke at the lip.

Entrance to the class V rapid above the falls.

Mini gorge crux.

Next up was Bridal Veil Falls - photos courtesy of Ben Hawthorne.

Scott Baker.


Last time I ran Money Drop it was 35 feet, it's grown since then due to the changing geology. Photo courtesy of Keel Brightman

Running Money Drop last year

Photos and time lapses of the changing geology on Rock Creek can be found at Rock Creek Slide

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Summer 08: Gorge Games, Spirit Freewheel, and Waterfalls

After having plenty of beatdowns and even more good times all across the Midwest and Colorado, I made a last attempt to catch some good summer boating in the Northwest. Kicked it off with the Gorge Games and L-Dub, then up to the Ohanapecosh and the Lewis River waterfalls. Good times.

Gorge Games Creek Race:





Little White:

Jamie Wright ladies and gentlemen.

The proof is in the pudding.

Paul Gamache.

Mount St. Helens.


The main event - no takers today.

There is some interesting whitewater upstream.

A difficult entrance, the lip is just out of the frame (bottom-right).

It has been run by only a handful of stout chargers.

Click HERE to see some tasty treats laid upon the beast.

Jamie sampling some local fare.

Getting fired up.

Lewis River Waterfalls:

Should we do it?

A fun 60ish foot cliff jump throw and go.

Jumping is the safer line at this level.

Second twenty footer of the day.

This river goes off in huge dome strewn broken ledges making for epic scenery. It would be a good section to inner tube on a warm sunny day with low water - just jump the big ones.

Jamie in the entrance to the forty footer.


Trying something different.

Sam Sutton.

Another Kiwi killing it.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SW Colorado Classics Part 2: Los Pinos

On June 20th, 2008, Mr. Eli Loper and I met up with Will Rawstron, Rolf Kelly, and Tim Kenton for a 3 day expedition into Los Pinos. We hiked our fully packed boats 8.5 miles over Weminuche Pass and paddled the 20 or so miles out with a few major portages. Good times.

Weminuche Wilderness.

Working our way to the headwaters.

Will unphased by the hike. Photo by Rolf Kelly

Sweatin' at the getin. Photo by Rolf Kelly

Tim's first stroke on the Pinos. Photo by Rolf Kelly

Chillin' at camp one.Photo by Rolf Kelly

Dinner time.

A fire was nice to keep warm at this high elevation.

This big rock made a good campsite.Photo by Rolf Kelly

Rolf probing a waterfall.Photo by Tim Kenton

Tim.Photo by Rolf Kelly

Will. Photo by Rolf Kelly

Big waterfall pouring down some granite.Photo by Rolf Kelly

Will, the ever-steady portageur.

Rolf getting caveman during some very fun portaging. Photo by Tim Kenton

Camp deuce.Photo by Rolf Kelly