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Creek Sides

Creek Sides

Agnes Creek – North Cascades, WA lower canyon epicness After first peering into the lower canyon from the rim high above, I had wondered what lay downstream ever since. And I only knew of this canyon because I had camped nearby on another backcountry...
Kalama Falls

Kalama Falls

  Kalama-bama Kalama Falls wasn’t on my radar until I’d heard about Chris Korbulic running it earlier this year. It looked like a great drop and I had just gotten back from a winter in the┬áMexican jungle! So many good waterfalls down there that I was...

Tumwater Canyon – Chocolately Milky Good

For the last month and a half central Washington has been on fire, literally. Over 600,000 acres have burned already. And while the last few days have been filled with life giving rain and cooler temps, many thousands of acres on hilltops and mountain ridges deep in...

One Hot Minute w/ Bridge Creek

Bridge Creek flows south from North Cascades National Park, eventually into the north end of Lake Chelan. An underexplored gem in the middle of nowhere!! Look for flows on the Stehekin to be above 2000 for a good trip. Get on this run soon, the water will be gone...

Mas Alseseca!

Rio Alseseca just keeps on givin’ as long as you can hang on. There are so many runnable sections and massive waterfalls I can’t even count them all. A world class river, no doubt. Here’s a little edit from part of this year’s exploration of...

Upper Jah

The Upper Jalacingo is just one sick stretch in the legendary Rio Alseseca drainage. Upper Jah starts out looking kinda pathetic, especially running stuff like Big Banana or Tomata. Quick enough though the Jalacingo cleans right up and paddlers will become stoked at...

Mexico part 1

Creek Sides went to Mexico this year and what we found was… some of the best whitewater on earth. Starting in the Valles area we found a nearly endless supply of waterfalls, from fun to massive… a few are even scary. Then we headed to the Veracruz and...

Mt St Helens – Lava Canyon

  The water has been low in the PNW, even on the OP. Still, here’s water to be found. One only need travel “a little higher in the drainage”. One place I’ve really wanted to check out the past few years is Lava Canyon on Mt St Helens. Just...

Low Water PNW

  When the water gets low on the classic runs here in the PNW ya gotta head upstream to the not-so-classic, somewhat-remote, and at times uber-committing “way-up-there” kinda runs. The kinda places bears don’t even get into. The kinda places the...

Nomads and the SF Sauk

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” -Robert Frost I’ve always been one to explore and push it a little. Exploring my own limits mostly. When I got my first mountain bike I...