Brush Creek, a tributary of the Kern River in CA, is one of the most incredible stretches of whitewater around.  It drops about 450 feet per mile, but is suprisingly managble.  Lot’s of fun drops in the 5-20 foot range.  Big fast slides.  It’s just so good it has to be experienced. I did a bunch of runs over a few weekends in May, and even stopped to take some pictures.

As an interesting note, my first run on Brush Creek is one of the oldest kayak stories on this site.  I remember being led down it, and finding it fun, but it seemed so big, so “extreme”.  (I hate that word, but it works here).  I’ve paddled a lot of rivers over the last 7 years or so, and Brush no longer seems big.  But it’s still awesome. One of my favorite miles of whitewater.

Jeff on Limestone

Jeff on Limestone

Jeff

Jeff

Christian

Christian

Luis

Luis

Blaine

Blaine

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Luis

Luis

Luis

Jeff

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Luis

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Jeff

Jeff, aren't you supposed to be pointing the other way?

Jeff, aren’t you supposed to be pointing the other way?

Luis

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Lynn

Alex

Alex

Katie

Katie

Me

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Me

It didn't go so well.  Here's me swimming back in to grab my boat.  I need to get some float bags for my bow.

It didn’t go so well. Here’s me swimming back in to grab my boat. I need to get some float bags for my bow.

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Todd

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Todd

Todd

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Michael

Todd

Todd

Todd

Todd

Todd

Todd

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Todd

Michael

Michael

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Michael

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Todd

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Michael

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