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Oyster River Paddle

Located north of the Comox Valley is the Oyster river. This is a great river which offers class 3-4+ paddling (flow dependent) less than an hour of town. Had a good crew to meet up with Paul, Tudor, Ian, Toni and myself. A few of us met at Hamm rd, then Ian and I set shuttle to James rd.

The Oyster was running about 90cms (approx 3170 Cfs), we put in just below the slide at the Oyster river potholes, great article here, if you like photography, from low water. Above 80 cms the river starts to have a few more options for lines and some of the holes become a bit sticker. The ledges start to come a bit more into play. A few spots have a nice canyon feel to them and get to see some great scenery during the 10km paddle.

The river mellows out a bit after Woodhus creek enters from river left on the lower section. Picking up again near the powerlines with one nice class 3 rapid. A series of waves and holes follow for the next couple km’s. Look for the takeout on river left down a little ways.

We had a mix of rain, and sun complete with rainbows. A great day out for a paddle.

Enjoy the photos,

Path to the Gold - river gold :)

Path to the Gold – river gold 🙂

Ready to go

Ready to go

Tudor is pretty stoked

Tudor is pretty stoked

Ian

Ian

Toni

Toni

A look up at the Pot Holes on the Oyster at a solid flow

A look up at the Pot Holes on the Oyster at a solid flow

Paul coming through a wave on the Lower

Paul coming through a wave on the Lower

Goood Lines

Goood Lines

Tudor running down the left at the Power Lines

Tudor running down the left at the Power Lines

Toni taking in the view

Toni taking in the view

Through the wave

Through the wave

Ian lining it up

Ian lining it up

Sweet line

Sweet line

All smiles as we load up the Ford

All smiles as we load up the Ford

 

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