Just below the put-in
Below the put-in, the West Fork makes it’s way through shallow streambeds, and a narrow gorge. There is some new wood on the river, so if you journey out, be aware, and scout if you question a line.
Standard West Fork Scenery
The West Fork Gorge at low water
New wood on the WF Hood
In a few miles, you’ll reach a fishladder, usually marked by pink ribbons tied to trees/shrubery at river left. Be sure to portage on river left.
Hanging out below the fish ladder
The fish ladder
Below the fish ladder, the gradient picks up, and you enter the bigger rapids on the run. Also be aware that there is more wood in play below the fish ladder.
Wood below the fish ladder
If you’re looking for a fun run, give the West Fork of the Hood a try. Even at low water, it’s a super fun run, adding technicality to a normally big water feel. Happy Paddling!