Brice Creek, Oregon, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV-V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||215 fpm|
|ROW RIVER ABOVE PITCHER CREEK, NEAR DORENA, OR|
|usgs-14154500||5.75 - 6.50 ft||IV-V||00h45m||2.5 ft (too low)|
Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
Check out the scary story about this run, with a scary picture, in Jason Rackley's Oregon Kayaking site. Here's a less scary story, also from Jason's site. Jason says that this run "defines continuous whitewater; when the rain is falling hard and the rapids start to push, this creek is transformed into a whitewater playground that has few peers in the state." It has rapids with names like Parker Falls, Bubble Trouble, The Snake, Orthodontist's Nightmare, Lemans, and Hop, Skip, and Splat. That last one is almost always portaged, as it has a bad-assed submerged boulder in the middle of it. This stream has lots of logs and rapids that should be scouted. Be careful and make sure you catch those eddies.
Trip Report from Wheels and Water.
Also check out Lower Brice Creek.