Monday, April 21, 2008

Metlako Falls: Eagle Creek

On arrival to Oregon I went straight to the Beaver Lodge on the Washington side of the river. It is very similar to the house we had in Chile. Dark, musty I had two goals on this trip.

1: Do the Little White race.

2: Run a big ass waterfall.

The first few days I did maybe 5 runs down the L.W. and had a sick time testing out
the big Remix for its speed capability. I did a solo run on my first day, first run and it was a cool time to see if I remembered every little line down the river. I think the river was between 3.4-3.6 for the runs that I did.

After a fun run with local favorites Todd Anderson who won overall on the race, and Tao Berman who took 2nd overall. I was all pumped up to go look at this huge falls I have been taking about running for like 6 months. Metlako falls. It had been run 3 time before, all with good to pretty good lines. Anyway I walked up there and scouted it alone the first day and it looked great. High water created a big green barrel down the middle. I was pumped up for it.

The next day I rallied a crew up there for some media. Lj who has been like a huckfest partner decided he would come with me on my quest to stout! So there we were....

Little Punchbowl falls was the gate to the canyon holding the big falls. photo LJ Groth

I ran that stout with style and grace! photo LJ Groth


My personal favorite photo of the day. Taking my time tucking up to ready myself for impact. Photo Eric Boomer

LJ Groth ran it as I watched up from the pool below. Amazed by the shear height of the drop. Buenasimo!!! Photo EG.

I had a pretty damn soft hit, but something in my right shoulder just tweaked out a little bit. My paddle was intact, skirt on and I was stoked as hell. Lj had same thing a great line and no worries in the pool. It was the biggest waterfall we both have ver dropped. SUPER STOUT! We paddled out of the amazing canyon watching tons of waterfalls fall in to the box canyon we got rewarded with. It was a great day of hucking. Can't wait to run some more big tall stout in the near future.

Later E.G.

8 comments:

erik said...

damn evan your turning into ian with your large hucks. if your gonna be in town for a while working im down to hit up the lochsa. give me a call
erik johnson

sam said...

Fuck Yeh gangstar. that looks so sweet, you are going fucking huge all year bro. so envious, I am off to Europe on Wednesday, so I will see your white ass in Cali hopefully.
Go hard

Team KayakPucon said...

Fuck yea putas...
I love that style and love that big drop. Que alegria saber que esta todo Ok en gringolandia y que continuan corriendo la MIERDA GRANDE....

Los hecho mucho demenos...
Continue go big PUTAS....
RODRIGO::::::::

Fred Norquist said...

fuck yea evan, nice man, ill call you soon about bc

juanjo ortiz said...

Buenazo el salto!!
Unfuerte abrazo desde EspaƱa.

Anonymous said...

phhhhhhhhhhhhhat

Anonymous said...

Aouuuuutch!!! waouw good job Evan!!
so I drop a waterfall of 20meters in France... I'm away of you!!

If you come in Europe send me a mail...
valentin.grollemund@wanadoo.fr

see you

Val
http://valgrollemund.blogspot.com

The Rambot said...

unreal - that fall is huge..wouldnt want to mess the run up