British Columbia Trip Report '07
We finished the summer with a trip to our favorite paddling vacation destination - the coast range of BC. Here's a report and some photos from the final destination on our summer tour.
Cheakamus lot and the Whistler Scene
The other cool thing about staying at the Cheakamus lot is that the Callaghan Creek takeout is about 4 miles away. The close proximity and short length of Callaghan make it easily possible to run it and the Upper Cheakamus both in the same day in various combos - the "Callamus", "Cheakahan", or the elusive "Cheakallamus" triple run. Did I mention that the Callaghan has the best waterfall between 20 and 25 feet in the world??!? It's totally clean and can be run almost anywhere. This is one of my favorite drops to photograph - here's some eye candy from it:
The other common pastime in the Cheakamus lot in a high water year like this one is fixing boats that have gotten away from their paddlers. More often than not, swimming results in some boat damage as your boat runs anywhere from a couple of drops to a couple of miles without you in the fast moving whitewater. Luckily boat repair expert Bo Wallace was on hand this year to put the pieces back to gether for folks.