Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tube Scouting

I haven't posted anything for awhile, so here is some tubing.


County Teaser #2


Monday, August 8, 2011

Ohanepecosh Update

The ohane is open for busniness. As of Sunday, there are three new pieces of wood to note (between secret camp and la wis wis) that have accumulated since last year.

-About a quarter mile below secret camp there is a log jam that is easily portaged on the left. (This is the drop directly after the six foot boof on the right).  There was a moving pool leading up to this drop at our flow (2100 cfs approx. on the cowlitz).

-The second piece of wood is directly below the ledge with the old growth log stuck in it (about 3/4 of a mile into the run, I think it is called rail slide). The new piece of wood is in the run out below the ledge and is avoidable on the far right, but makes the drop more consequential. Most of the current kicks into a root wad. It also complicates the portage on the left. We found an easy portage route on the right side (The eddy was immediately above the large boulders blocking the right side of the river.  It was easy to catch, but no promises that it exists at low flows).

- The triple drop is still woody but runnable.

- The next was in the rapid that is a boulder garden leading into a low angle slide on the right.  We were able to find a route that zig-zagged down the left side, before catching an eddy and relocating into the right channel to finish off with the slide.

- The rest was squeaky clean (except of course elbow room, which was nasty)

This drop was newly clear of wood!  

     Nate M.