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Whychus Creek Crossing

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Fording Whychus Creek in late spring (bobcat)


Whychus Creek has a cobbled bed at this crossing, so the ford can be done in bare feet. In late spring, the water is only a foot deep, and it's even more shallow in summer and fall. Early in the spring, however, bring poles or a staff to help you keep balance as the snowmelt can cause water depth to be at least a couple of feet.

Before the creek crossing, you will notice a brush-filled gully to your right. If you want to explore, head up here. The gully splits into two ravines. On the left, the shorter one ends in a dry waterfall. A trail leads up the east side of the canyon on the right to a dry waterfall and one of the gushing Alder Springs.

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