Ben Dunham about to glide through. The hole here can get really big.
Shortly downstream is a large, multi-tiered twisting drop.
Ben again, starting at the top.
Me, in the middle. Photo by Jay Ditty
Immediately downstream is the "Watermelon Seed Drop" Most of the creek funnels through a folding slot, then spits you out, often in a tailstand, over a pourover. A unique sensation.Scouting the Watermelon Seed. The spitter is on creek right, about where Jay is standing.
About halfway down the run, it steepens up again, with several big boulder piles, then a transition to bedrock slides just above the falls of Red Run. Here's a few shots of the funnest boulder pile:
Ben picking his way through the top.
Matt Walker powers through the next to last slot
Me finishing up the pile. Photo by Jay Ditty
It had numerous slots and choices throughout, and is just an awesome rapid. I was so excited to snap photos of it, that I slipped and fell while scrambling to get a pic of Jay, and the camera flew out of my hand and over the boof pictured. The camera was later found, and the memory chip made its way back to me just before Christmas. Hooray!
Just below camera eater is the Falls of Red Run, and another great mile or more of serious boulder drops before you hit the Dry Fork of the Cheat.