Trip Reports

Illinois River – November 18-19, 2017

We launched around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and pushed down to South Bend. Got there around 2:30 p.m. and decided to call it quits for the day. The next morning we were off around 9:30 a.m. Stopped at Waterfall Camp for a break and got to Oak Flat around 3:00 p.m.

Evidence of the Chetco Bar Fire was visible starting a mile or so above South Bend through Green Wall. There are some big trees that will be making their way downstream, but the only tree we saw in the river and somewhat in play was at Submarine Hole. This log was in the normal right entrance. Fortunately there was enough water to enter left. However, at lower flows this log will be in play until it flushes downstream.

Camp at South Bend on the Illinois. Photo by Bill Klingler.

Aaron Babcock in Fawn Falls

Ryan lines up for Fawn Falls

Brian heading into Fawn Falls

Evidence of the Chetco Bar Fire at the scout for Green Wall. Photo by Bill Klingler.

 

Scouting Green Wall. Photo by Bill Klingler.

Aaron Babcock through the bottom of Green Wall. Photo by Bill Klingler.

Between Green Wall and Little Green Wall

Initiating the Pimp Slap

Experiencing the Pimp Slap in Little Green Wall

Enjoying the Pimp Slap

Submarine Hole

Stopped at Waterfall Camp

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