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HUNTER CREEK

20 January 2007 Saturday 0845 HUNTER CREEK Class 2-
Trip Notes:  Meet at Indian Creek Cafe for breakfast at 0845 or at the take-out (Kissing Rock parking lot) at 1000.  We will carpool from the take-out to the put-in at Steel Bridge.  Expect to be on the water about 2 hours.  Wear layers. 
Final Tally:  6 paddlers, 6 boats. 2-1/2 hours water time.  A great day.  Perfect weather.  Just enough water in the creek.  We all agreed that 1 inch less it would not have been a good trip.    A perfect paddle on the Oregon Coast.

Nearest City:

Gold Beach, Oregon

Class:

2-


Hunter Creek is a short and tight bit of water that cannot be kayaked most of the year.  It is rain responsive.  When we finish this kayak trip we always wish that it had been a bit longer.  But on the other hand we've never done it twice in one day. 

This kayak trip is relatively technical.  You must be able to control your boat if you join us on Hunter Creek.  Snags, obstacles & detours are encountered.

Shorter boats are better than longer boats.  I've paddled Hunter Creek in my 14' touring kayak and been OK...but it was tight.  I prefer my 10' Yahoo or my 12' Kestral kayak.

Life jackets are a must.  Wetsuits are advised. 

We usually take our kayaks out at Kissing Rock.  Kissing Rock is to the west of Hwy 101, just south of Hunter Creek.

We normally put-in at Steel Bridge, which is about 5 miles up river...and just below a dandy boulder garden.

River Eddie typically manages to capsize one or two kayakers on this trip.  A dry change of clothes is recommended.
 


19 February 2006 Sunday

0900

Hunter Creek

2-

Trip Notes:  Due to low water we were unable to paddle Hunter Creek today.  Hard to believe after a record breaking wet January.  Paddled Lowest Rogue instead.

 

 

Paddling toward the ocean on the Silt-Coos Kayak Canoe Trail.  About 4 miles south of Florence, Oregon.

                         The Lunartics paddle America's Wild Rivers Coast in Kayaks and Canoes.

 

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