Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Bummer

Well after getting hammered on the lower Cameron (I got trashed in the big falls in the lower canyon and swam out into the undercut) I decided to go explore Alderson creek on foot instead of in a boat. This was probably a good idea since flows were low. Instead I figured, if lucky, it would turn into a bit of a canyoneering adventure. It certainly did. Large waterfalls with mandatory rappels. Several cliff jumps and some nice slot canyons. I will post more in a few days. Unfortunately in one of my pool jumps I made it a bit to far and my shallow landing meant I smacked my bottom good and hard on a rock. A broken tailbone is the result. I took it a bit easy on the rest of the hike out.

On the brigt side, I think a portage on river left of the must port falls on lower cameron may be a good option instead of the long hike out. It gives you a bouncy 20-30 footer at the Alderson junction. However no mor boating for me this season. Just more drywall dust from renovations.

5 comments:

Janson said...

Sorry to hear about your mishap but atleast your safe. Thanks for all the help in kayaking this year. It has boosted my confidence an extreme amount. Get better soon and maybe I'll see ya around

Nathan said...

Bummer is right. We have an extra doughnut type pillow or two if you are in need. Hope renovations are going well. I'll have to pop in on you sometime to check them out. Catch you later.

MarkK said...

Glad to hear it wasn't any more serious than a busted tailbone.

Cheers.

Stew & Di said...

Cheers and good healing.

wilco said...

Sorry to hear about your lower half. I'll be thinking of you as I visit tim horton's. Happy healing.