5 mile round trip to the top of Munra Point back to the parking area at Wahclella/Tanner Creek.
Unmaintained trail with very steep & exposed cliffs!
Munra Point is an impressive knife-edge ridge line that separates Tanner Creek and Moffet Creek while overlooking Bonneville Dam. Facing the Columbia River to the north from Munra point Wahclella Falls pushes through tall basalt walls deep in Tanner Creek to the east and Moffett Creek pours down on the west.
On February 8th, Scott Baker and I went to check out Cable Choke Falls. This was my 5th time at this falls. I have enjoyed checking out some of the history from this creek. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s there was a large scale logging operation that spanned the length of this gorge covering the falls with a log flume. A lot of the remnants of the flume can still be seen, including the cable in and across this falls. I had run it once before at higher water and I really wanted to run it again this season. After scouting the approach of the falls I was a little indecisive until Baker said he wanted to run it. Sometimes it’s a big relief when your are not the only one dropping off the lip. After a full scout of the lead-in it appeared to be a completely different falls this time. The lead in was bumpy and hard to control with the off angles on the rocky approach, but we made the best with what we had.
Final analysis; It goes with hard hits and It’s much better with more water!