Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Miracle Mile

The North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette, a.k.a The Miracle Mile, is known to be one of Eugene's closest quality creek runs. Recently Jay and I relocated to Oregon and we are excited to sample some of the country's best whitewater. At the moment water is limited so we chose to paddle the Miracle Mile because we heard rumors that it is almost always running. The Miracle Mile is located near Westfir, OR and has some amazing scenery along with some fun, continuous whitewater. Being from North Carolina this run reminded of Big Creek without Action Alley.

Oregon is known for its lumber and gigantic trees. Oregon's creeks and rivers are no exception! The water is cold but the weather is beautiful and we were blessed with a seldom seen bluebird sunny day in the valley.

Jay gave the Thunder a test drive today. Here he is boofing one of the many ledges. The river was steep but the largest drop was probably four feet.

Yours truly boofing the Riot Magnum on the NFMF of the Willamette. The river was full of chutes and little channels with cool boofs like this one.

Happy Winter Time Paddling.

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