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Illinois River – February 5, 2016

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Skip was making the move from Bozeman to the Kern and was coming through Ashland. I was working on Thursday and busy on Saturday. But the Illinois was at a perfect flow and our friends were doing a two-day launching on Friday. What better time to try to squeeze in a one-day trip, right?

9:45 a.m. – push off from Miami Bar
11:15 – pass Pine Flat
12:30 – stop for a quick bite at South Bend
1:00 – scout Green Wall
2:00 – pass Collier Creek
3:55 – arrive at Oak Flat

Video from Skip’s boat of Green Wall and Little Green Wall:

Photos by Will Volpert:

York Creek

York Creek

Scouting the entrance to Green Wall

Scouting the entrance to Green Wall

Scouting Green Wall

Scouting Green Wall

Green Wall

Green Wall

Skip runs a rapid in the gorge

Another rapid in the gorge

Submarine Hole

Submarine Hole

Floating by Collier Creek

Floating by Collier Creek

Lower canyon scenery

Lower canyon scenery

Confluence of Silver Creek and the Illinois

Confluence of Silver Creek and the Illinois

Silver Creek entering the Illinois

Silver Creek entering the Illinois

Lower canyon scenery

Lower canyon scenery

Half mile upstream of Indigo Creek

Half mile upstream of Indigo Creek

5 Comments

  1. Dean Lihou
    February 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cheryl Ford
    February 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous, the river and canyon are as beautiful as I remember. What incredible weather. Thanks for sharing Will.

  3. Evan Massaro
    February 8, 2016 at 11:59 am — Reply

    Beautimus! Skip’s run was so smooth, he could have been sipping a cup of tea and rowing with one arm!

  4. Karen Gurske
    February 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Thanks will and skip

  5. Tom Haensly
    February 8, 2016 at 9:03 pm — Reply

    Totally cool. Thanks for sharing.

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