Since nearly a month has past since the actual events of my last post I am going to make an effort to catch up with things and post a whole bunch of pictures to tell the story…A brief run down of how things have gone though:
- Hurt my shoulder a bit on the Cal Salmon, so boating for me has been day-on day-off style.
- Left the Cal Salmon for the South Branch of Middle Fork of the Feather AKA “South Branch”
- Fired off Big Kimshew creek
- West Branch of the Feather
- Break and back up to
for a week Corvallis
- Back down to
only to get skunked by flows and weather for a while Cali
- EF Kaweah
- 3 day
And here are the pictures
The Run starts off with some boulder gardens, hits one bedrock rapid and then goes into this manditory mini-gorge and then falls off the face of the planet.
Do you see the planet? Do you see it falling?
Chris K Thinking: "Do you see this? Do you see what i am doing here"
And then we boofed
And boofed more
And then we fell
And we fell more
And then it goes too steep and we portaged. This was one of the cooler seal launches you could serve up. The falls would occasionally explode and envelope you (see picture) and you dropped into a tiny little eddie next to a curtain that was falling 120+ ft, and then you ferried in front of it and just down stream was the 50 footer.
View from my boat at the top of the portage
Boat fixing by the campfire on the island below the 50 footer and just above the three stacked 200 footers. This campspot was incredible.
We met some locals at a take-out at 11 in the morning and they were getting deep into it with their Budweisers, they loved us so much they gave us beer and invited us to their BBQ later that day with the promise of "hot bitches, beer and meat". I mean honestly, itd be rude to say no to an offer like that!
Paul's a roofer, work ends at 10:30am when the roof gets too hot to walk on, paul needs a beer, paul had 6.
The local dinner crew!
We moved on to the Kimshew next which i will post about in a bit.