Having fled the rain and coming snow in Idaho (they got 3 more feet in the mountains), we headed to Oregon to check out some creeks that usually only run during winter. We hit both Canyon Creek Oregon and Canyon Creek Washington, and also went to the wedding of our friends Allen and Jess near Hood River.
Canyon Creek, Washington
The first main hurdle of the trip is this drop into a really chunky hole. JEB decided he would give it a try first.
The rest of us decided not to roll the dice on that one and did the easy two step to seal launch walk. Next up was the falls - a mandatory drop of about 16 or 17 feet that was super fun. I followed Joey blind so that I could get some photos of the others.
The other classic rapid of Canyon Creek is a sweet double drop down at the end, with two decent sized ledges back to back. Trip and I both shot photos here - what a sweet set of drops! The light was really bright on the top drop, and the lower drop was in the shade. This meant a picture of both drops together was going to be really hard to shoot, so we shot them separately.
After a great day on Canyon Creek, we ended up meeting Allen and Jess on Monday at the East Fork of the Lewis for their first run as a married couple.