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Old 02-16-2013   #1
 
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Trip Report - Opal Gorge (OR)

A quick trip report of our run down Opal Gorge (OR), last Sunday. This is a great extension to the classic Opal Creek run, when flows are good. Unfortunately, winter in the PNW has brought little rain and low snow levels, so things are pretty dry right now. This report shows The Gorge at what I would consider the minimum flow, however the scenery in this place is nothing short of jaw-dropping:

Wheels & Water: Opal Gorge, OR (2.10.13)

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Nice work and nice post, as always Nate. Got me thinking about the First D down there; running "Un-Un" blind and then seeing "Big-Un" shortly thereafter, would give me chills... Any idea who pioneered it?
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Goddamn that water looks inviting. Love that place.
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Nice work and nice post, as always Nate. Got me thinking about the First D down there; running "Un-Un" blind and then seeing "Big-Un" shortly thereafter, would give me chills... Any idea who pioneered it?
Oregonkayaking.net has the backstory on the gorge: Opal Gorge

It's really an awesome place. I hiked/scrambled through it this past summer at 30 cfs, the un-un is pretty impressive when you can see the whole jumble of rocks exposed.
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