|- Jess checking that we are in the right place - Photo Daan Jimmink|
|Jess, Tyler and I looking into the first day from the hike - Photo Daan Jimmink|
|Me on the first drop of Day 1 - Photo Daan Jimmink|
|Daan dropping into drop 1 - Photo Josh Neilson|
|- Jess getting warmed up - Photo Josh Neilson|
|-One of many stacked drops and sick boofs - Photo Daan Jimmink|
We knew we only had to make about 1 mile down stream but it was going to take us all afternoon to do that! Steep!!!
By mid afternoon we made it to the main drop for the day. Willies slide is a 2 part boof to slide into sloping 30footer. We all had good lines and then it was off to the next horizon line for more vertical action.
|- Entry to Willies drop! - Photo Daan Jimmink|
|-Dropping into the bottom of Willies - Photo Daan Jimmink|
|-Bottom of Willies - Photo Tyler Fox|
|-Tyler showing us the line! - Photo Josh Neilson|
|- Bottom of Willies, ALL GOOD! - Photo Josh Neilson|
|-Daan on Willies from below - Photo Josh Neilson|
|- End of day 1 but called Morning slide - Photo Tyler Fox|
|- Me on the afternoon 'Morning slide' - Photo Tyler Fox|
By late afternoon we made it to camp where we set up on a nice beach to watch the sun go down only to be replaced by the roar of the fire. Over night the river rose up the beach over a foot and we were soon in our sleeping bags for what could be described as a very very poor nights sleep due to over stimulation and a sever case of jetlag!
|- Camp set up with the water rising into the fire - Photo Daan Jimmink|
Morning 2 was a early start to get the remaining 6 miles to the take out over before night. The gradient did not let up all day and we slowly made our way off hundreds of sweet drops. We stopped for a bit of lunch below the cleanest drop on the river and laughed at how many rapids there were and how many we still had to go! This place is priceless!
|- Daan on a nameless amazing drop - Photo Josh Neilson|
|- Daan getting a boof in before the portage - Photo Josh Neilson|
|- Tyler Fox - boof, stomp, repeat -Photo Daan Jimmink|
|- Clean Boof again - Photo Daan Jimmink|
|- Jess on the cleanest drop on the run! - Photo Josh Neilson|
|- Me getting some creative Gopro shots off the back - Photo Jess Matheson|
|- Daan going right - Photo Tyler Fox|
|- Tyler on the clean one - Photo Daan Jimmink|
|Daan running Nikki's drop - Staunch - Photo Josh Neilson|
By mid afternoon we pulled into the take out with the car waiting for us!(THANKS JOHN) We quickly threw a few beers in the river to cool down and packed up the car. The atmosphere was second to none at this point! Everyone had stories to tell about a number of rapids they remembered and after a trip of freeze dried food and protein bars we were all fired up for some fast food! I am hesitant to say that this is the best run in Cali for me because there are so many sweet runs but I think if I had to choose one river that stood out this would be it! 7 miles and non stop overnight granite boofs slides warm days amazing kayaking with good friends! Its good to be back!