Rough and Ready Creek, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||III+ (for normal flows)|
Tributary of the Illinois that flows thru the same geologic feature of the North Fork Smith (Josephine Ophiolite) with a lot of the same features--long shallow boulder gardens and bedrock ledge drops with amazingly clear water and some good surf waves at higher flows.
Hazards: Be aware of the low head dam towards the end of the run which has been the site of a boating fatality. The dam's location is easy to spot by the pool backed up behind it. Eddy out and portage/scout left. A far left or right line is possible but stay out of the center.
Video of whitewater on Rough and Ready Creek: http://vimeo.com/18314475
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Lowhead dam presents a hazard.
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