Auburn’s low elevation creeks keep dishing it out! Just how much work and falling through the air do you wanna do? Nestled next to Beale Airforce Base is a short lived canyon on Dry Creek. This ultra-serious stack up enticed us to visit it twice. It’s a flat 2.3 mile hike and still, you “may just tuck tail and leave” upon seeing the falls. Check out the vid:
It starts off with a whirly curly 50+ footer that reconnects on a massive shelf half way down. After an hour of scouting, everyone was out except for Will Pruett who made a last minute decision to cross the creek and scout it from river left. From here, he saw a line of opportunity and gave it the thumbs up! Will dropped in off of a perfectly place ledge and put on quite the show in hand paddles. After a successful descent and cheers of celebration, there where no other takers. On downstream, where a lurking 30’er lies. This “Spirit Falls” looking drop lands onto three slabs of rock and later in the day was the site of an unfortunate accident where Jason Craig broke his pelvis, sacrum and lumbar. (please read below)
Our next mission was a “higher” elevation – South Deer Creek Falls. Again, this took multiple scouting missions to find the perfect flow. Too high and its an angry beast, too low and she’ll smack ya hard, just right and it’s a challenging curling launcher. So with careful scouting and safety, all three of us (Will Pruett, myself and Darin McQuoid) had sweet lines down the tricky 50’er.
Signing off. But before you go, please make sure and check out this link to the Jason Craig Recovery Fund. If you are unable to donate, please “like” it and spread the word to your buddies. Young Jedi Craig will charge again soon! Thanks viewers! -CH