This is a short, but sweet tributary to the Chetco River in southwest Oregon.
Easy floating with the occasional rapid up top leads to an excellent 2 mile long gorge near the end with a handful of unique and quality rapids.
It is worth the trip if your in the area for the Smith's or the Elk River, and pairs well with an afternoon lap down the Chetco Gorge.
Photos and description at the North Coast Paddling blog.
and another set of photos and a description at Into the Outside.
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on Chetco, South Fork @West Coon Creek to Chetco
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