Canyon Creek Race 2008, Copper brief

The Canyon Creek Race on Saturday was a blast! It was great to see so many people show up for the event and a HUGE thanks to all the organizers for setting it up and bumping the event back about a month for better flows, as well as Mike Olsen for hosting the big party!

The crew at the finish line

Brian Little taking home 1st in Men’s K-1 Advanced

Paul Gamache and Scott Waidelich cleaning up the R2 class

A small group of us went up for a run on Copper Creek early Sunday morning and made it back just in time for the freestyle event at Sunset Falls, which was very entertaining!

Todd Baker dropping the big falls on Copper Creek

Josh McKeown in the final five canyon

Highlights from the freestyle event include Paul Gamache and Jim Busse attempting a freewheel in the R2, Todd Anderson dropping from the river left into the main falls (seal launch to free fall to plug), and the under age crew, Devin M., Rob V., and many others, running all the lines every which way you can think of off of Sunset Falls. Todd Anderson took home the gold in this event and you can see all the action in Northwest Video Scrapbook VI.

Jim Busse’s first try at the open boat

One of the many raft lines off Sunset

After the events we stopped by Big Tree Falls on the way out to see if the warm weather had brought up the flow for this nice park n huck. It looked a little low, but we did have one paddler in the group give it a go, twice.

Devin Morton running Big Tree Falls

Devin on the exit drop


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