Saturday, October 6, 2007

SF Snoqualmie and The SKY!

Fall is here in the beautiful PNW, and it's been raining like crazy! All the local runs have come up considerably, and although they are dropping again, the last week was a treat. On Wednesday I went up to the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, to be the photographer for a couple friends on a park and huck adventure. Limpwrist Falls sits just west of the famous-for-rock-climbers Exit 38, barely hidden by a pile of blastrock. This gorgeous beast is a 50 footer, and it was pumping. Scott Waidelich ran first in his inflatable kayak, followed by Dave Morallis in a blue and white Pyranha Burn. Both completely styled the drop, stomped both of their landings. Check out the pictures!!

Dave Morallis approaches the lip of Limpwrist Falls, South Fork Snoqualmie River.

The waterfall, in all its glory, Seattle's backyard park n huck!

Dave in mid- huck.

Scott Waidelich beginning the plunge.

After the 50 footer, we headed further up the pass to a Seattle creeking classic, Fall In The Wall, more commonly typed as FITW. The run is one and a half miles long, 360 fpm. It's totally a novelty run, and I wish I had taken a creekboat, but instead, I got to tramp around in the woods, watch the boys, and look up at the fresh snowline. =) Later on that evening I caught up with a group of guys at Twin Falls State Park, and we ran the class II+ section on the same river, we barely made it off the river by dark, and my fingers were freezing, but it was completely worth the time.

Friday I headed to the Sky with Scott, to catch the tail end of the rain. It was awesome to be on the river, a gorgeous day, but I was feeling sick and called it quits at Boulder Drop. Darn. Good day on the Sky nonetheless. Now I am off to move into the dorms, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I might not be boating as much as I was all summer, but I'll be updating every time I do! More post room for videos and all that fun stuff! =)

Paddle Happy!

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Not boating as much? There's plenty of ocean surf to be had!