Khatada River

Made the mission to Khatada river on wednesday. What a beauty. Its a pretty solid class V run, and the crew consisted of a kiwi named Sy, Ali Marshall, Corey Boux and myself.

To get to this run, you drive west from Terrace approx. 1 hour, paddle across the Skeena River (takes about 30 min), then hike up to the put-in beside a little marshy lake. The hike takes about an hour and a half, and be prepared for mud. Lots of berries to eat on the way though! I have heard horror stories about the mosquitos on the hike, but it was clear sailing for us.

This run is all about the big slides. 3 drops are upwards of 100 feet each of steep fast and technical goodness. Heres photos: (bear with me on the blurry shots, my camera is shit)

Corey nearing the bottom of the first drop (this pic shows about 1/3 of the rapid)

Ali taking left line on first drop

Ali and Sy looking at the rooster rapid

Corey and Sy at last slide

Ali at the bottom of the slide

Corey in the top of the slide. I like this photo, if you look hard at the top left you can just see his head poking up

Sy on the last slide

All in all, pretty tight run. Beers tasted better than usual after this one!

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