Category Archives: Washington

Moss Creek, WA

On March 11, 2007 we were hoping for a new adventure and we got to do a lot of hiking! We ended up at the headwaters of Moss Creek, with about 5 cfs coming out of Shingle Mountain.
We hiked down stream and it grew to about 20 cfs with springs coming out of the ground as we went. The forest grew pretty thick and we decided to get back on the main road and go downstream further then hike back in.

The headwaters of Moss Creek with about 5 cfs.

We hiked back in about a half mile downstream and found about 150 cfs in a lush, green, classic, PNW forest and creek. We were just above a huge calm pool where more and more water came in as we went downstream.

The first piece of whitewater of the day, no go!

The rest of the creek looked like this until the big cascade.

We did find a small gorge with a very large cascade that was choked full of wood. I didn’t get photos of the gorge, but it had about a hundred logs across the creek in a 1/2 mile section of whitewater.

The last drop on Moss creek, still not runnable!

At the take out.

There was about 250cfs coming out of Moss at the confluence with the Little White.
We hiked the entire creek and found more logs than it was worth and the whitewater just wasn’t there. Maybe next time…

This creek seems to be a little less than a quarter of the flow to the Little White Salmon. It was at 4.3 feet today.

Lacamas Creek, Washington

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Keel Brightman on the first rapid on Lacamas Creek, Washington.

This rapid was very deceiving today. With the boils coming out of the damn and the folds coming into the drop it was tough to keep your hair dry on this one.

Kim in the fold on the first rapid.
Christina in the fold on the first rapid.
Keel running the far left line (door #1) on the second falls.
Jarred Jackman running door #3 on the second falls.
Keel lining up the lead in to the final slide.
Heading left with too much angle & speed.
Jarred on the final slide.

Good times and fun lines! It was great to get a warm up on Hagen before dropping in on Lacamas. Euphoria Falls (on Hagen) was a great warm up to the final slide on Lacamas.
This section of Lacamas Creek was first run by Paul Hefernan a few years ago. In the last couple years it’s become a novelty run for local kayakers. The run is only 1.5 miles long with 3 rapids and there is a popular mt. bike trail along the creek, from Lacamas lake to Camas.

Waterfall Tour # 1

Last falls on Rock Creek, Washington

Sweeney Falls, Washington

Dog Creek Falls, Washington

Cabin Creek Falls, Oregon

Hole in the Wall Falls, Oregon

Hole in the Wall Falls was formed when Warren creek was diverted through the wall and away from the old high-way.
The photo below is the natural channel of Warren Creek Falls.

Starvation Creek Falls, Oregon

Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon
This huge double tier, pool drop waterfall has been run once from the top by David Grove as well as a few laps over the bottom drop by the locals. The top tier stands @ 90 feet tall.