After a day of teaching with the COLT students, I was able to sneak away for a evening run with Jeff on the Elk river. A fairly close river to Strathcona Park Lodge, it had jumped up with a recent rain. We had talked with Jamie Boulding about different access points and decided to put in at a small tributary called —- creek, quite close to trailhead for landslide lake. The small creek was pretty wood choked, so after 150m we hiked through the woods for probably another 200m before we reached the Elk river proper.
The section we paddled was a nice class 2-3, 5km section. A couple of fun waves, a couple of canyon sections and some fun eddy catching. The level was around 25 cms. A good after work lap. Cheers to Jeff for joining.
Enjoy the Pictures
Jeff heading to Drum creek
View from Above
150m of paddling brought us here, hiking time
This old logging road would make hiking in easier
We found a nice wee wave on this corner.
Jeff getting in a surf in his OC-1
Evening river Fog
Had one portage around a log just upstream from here. The first two km’s were away from the road.
Lower section of the Elk river canyon
The Take Out
Through the looking glass…. Jeff’s dog waiting for his Owner as we finish the run