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Evan Moore Scouts Triple Drop - Cataracts of the Kern February 24, 2017
Evan Moore scouts Triple Drop - Cataracts of the Kern February 24, 2017
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Evan Moore Scouts Triple Drop
Cataracts of the Kern - February 24, 2017

Evan Moore Scouts Triple Drop
Cataracts of the Kern - February 24, 2017

Releases to the Lower Kern were increased in mid February and have been running around 4000-4100 cfs since February 25 and side creeks add a bit more. The Lower Kern Canyon is as pretty and green as we can remember. Kayakers have been running the Cataracts higher than ever before. It's is going to be a spectacular year!

Evan Moore & Johnny Chase paddling Lower Salmon Falls on January 5, 2017
Evan Moore & Johnny Chase paddling Lower Salmon Falls on January 5, 2017. Photo by Tom Moore.
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Evan Moore & Johnny Chase - Lower Salmon Falls
January 5, 2017

Evan Moore & Johnny Chase - Lower Salmon Falls
January 5, 2017

When the Upper Kern hit flows not seen in years earlier this January most of us just stood onshore with our mouths agape. But local Kern paddlers Evan Moore (son of Sierra South co-owner Tom Moore) and Johnny Chase jumped on the river and got in some epic runs. Both are very accomplished, elite kayakers who have paddled internationally. On January 5 they paddled Brush Creek and then the Upper Kern down through Chamise Gorge, Upper Salmon Falls and Lower Salmon Falls, Sock 'em Dog and Fender Bender. On January 9 they did a "Bridge to Bridge" (Johnsondale Bridge to Kernville Bridge) in 2.5 hours, with a stop a Corral Creek. They did it without portages and commented that 17,000 cfs was "'kinda pushy... really fun." Here's a video from Evan during the Bridge to Bridge run.

The Beaver Pond above Big Daddy, Kern River. January 1, 2017.
The 'Beaver Pond' above Big Daddy. January 1, 2017.
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Upper Kern - The 'Beaver Pond' Above Big Daddy
January 1, 2017
Upper Kern - The 'Beaver Pond' Above Big Daddy
January 1, 2017

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