Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by BrianEdwards » December 18th, 2013, 12:37 pm

Tim & Melinda, nice photos! Thanks for posting em. Great adventure. Next time I'll take more photos of the canyon and surroundings to make a better report with.

I'm goin out this weekend to set up a game camera on that game trail we were on right above Sandstone Road. We followed that thing for a long ways, it's a natural funnel right there with the gulley through the cliffs above.
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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by Rustygoat » December 20th, 2013, 4:53 pm

Good luck with the camera Brian. I'm sure you will get a lot of pictures since there really isn't anywhere else for game to go.

I just rechecked out Evan's pictures from his trip...I think we need to head back up in the spring Brian. ;) Oh, one more thing...your videos look really neat. The slow-mo effect is cool. :)
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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by RobFromRedland » December 20th, 2013, 5:38 pm

BrianEdwards wrote:You'd be correct, Paul. We need to make a big shuttle hike through the fish creek drainage next year.
I just want to go down to Wash Creek to see that overturned bridge again. That is on my list for next year. :lol:

Seriously, I think adventure follows Brian around. He is like the Chuck Norris of adventure! :shock: :D
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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by BrianEdwards » December 20th, 2013, 7:08 pm

Rob, I've just been very fortunate, and more then a tad lucky :lol:
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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by BrianEdwards » December 20th, 2013, 7:13 pm

RobFromRedland wrote:I just want to go down to Wash Creek to see that overturned bridge again. That is on my list for next year. :lol:

Now that we've got a shortcut to it, we don't have an excuse not to :) I need to get to fall creek anyway to get it documented.
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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by greglief » December 20th, 2013, 7:24 pm

Excellent! Thank you very much for the report and the photos. I had never heard of this creek before reading your TR. The photo of Middle Whale Creek Falls is my favorite. Well done!
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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by aywolfpac » December 20th, 2013, 11:29 pm

Awesome job guys! Looks like an amazing creek and series of waterfalls.

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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by Rustygoat » December 21st, 2013, 9:03 am

RobFromRedland wrote:
Seriously, I think adventure follows Brian around. He is like the Chuck Norris of adventure! :shock: :D

Nicely said Rob! :mrgreen:
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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by BrianEdwards » December 21st, 2013, 9:52 am

Splintercat wrote: Should help protect them in the future, should some USFS timber bureaucrat have the bright idea of auctioning Whale Creek timber off.

Tom, just checked out the map of the Clackamas Canyon Wilderness, and to my amazement, the depths of Whale Creek are already wilderness! All 4 falls are in it.

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And I'll repost a couple photos of the canyon I found in my other reports:

A gnarly little narrow gorge near the first waterfall is the only way to get above it. Directly behind me is the tall west rim (not pictured)

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Middle Falls without Ice:

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Re: Finally... The big falls on Whale Creek, without a rope!

Post by Splintercat » December 21st, 2013, 4:54 pm

Hey, that's good news, Brian! I'll have to study the maps more for that area -- I still don't have the various Clackamas additions in my mental map.

Tom :)

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