Recent Additions & Updates


October 2013
We have added South Fork of the Clackamas River and Memaloose Creek in the Oregon Cascades. We have also added Babyshoe Creek, Boulder Creek, and a trip report for the upper Lewis River in the Washington South Cascades.


September 2013
We have added South Santiam River in the Oregon Cascades as well a photos of Big Creek on the South Cascades prospects page in Washington. We have also added Waterton Lakes National Park in the Canadian Rockies.


July 2013
We have added beta and photos for Whale Creek in the Oregon Cascades and Pilot Creek in the Washington North Cascades.


October 2012
We have added the Elwha River in the Olympic Peninsula and photos and a topo for Ape Canyon in the South Cascades in Washington. In British Columbia we have added Percy Creek. We have also added Hydro Circus and Maligne Canyon in the Canadian Rockies.


September 2012
We have added Rock Creek and Gable Creek in the Columbia Gorge Washington, Garrone Canyon in Canada, Falls Creek in the South Cascades Washington, Upper Opal Creek in the Oregon Cascades, new photos for Bridal Veil Creek and Eagle Creek in the Columbia Gorge Oregon, new photos for Helion Creek in the Oregon Cascades,and an interactive map showing the canyons of Washington.


December 2011
We have added Poison Creek in Idaho, Painted Canyon and Carlton Canyon in Eastern Oregon, Pup Creek in the Oregon Cascades and Moffett Creek in the Columbia Gorge.


October 2011
We have added Heater Creek, Box Canyon Creek, and Helion Creek in the Oregon Cascades. We have added Ape Canyon in the South Cascades of Washington.


September 2011
We have added beta and photos for Hart Creek and Little Hart Creek in Idaho. We have added the North Fork of the Owyhee River in Eastern Oregon. Also the Salmon River Gorge in the Oregon Cascades and new photos of Crater Lake canyons In the Alpine Lakes of Washington, we have added Rachor Creek and new photos for Change Creek, Thorp Creek, and the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. In the South Cascades of Washington, we have added new photos of Devils Creek and West Quartz Creek.


August 2011
We have rearranged the Oregon canyons by region. We have added Kinny Creek and Big Alder Creek in the Oregon Cascades.


October 2010
We have added new photos for French Cabin Creek in the Alpine Lakes and beta and photos for the Yaquina River in Oregon.


August 2010
We have added photos for Box Canyon Creek in the Alpine Lakes in Washington and beta and photos for Gold Creek in Oregon.


September 2010
We have revamped Dog Creek in the South Cascades Washington with a new route description and photos. We have added Camp Creek, Elk Creek, and Sweet Creek in Oregon. We have added Paris Creek, Rocky Run Creek, and the Cle Elum River in the Alpine Lakes in Washington.


February 2010
We have added route descriptions and photos for Weaver Creek and Goldie Creek in Canada.


October, 2009
We have added Munra Creek, Bridal Veil Creek, and Cascade Creek in Oregon, new photos for Boston Creek in Canada, Catherine Creek and Cortright Creek in the South Cascades. We have also added Trout Creek and M Creek in Canada.


August, 2009
We have added new photos for Big Creek Narrows and Fools Canyon in the Olympics.


July, 2009
We have added photos and a new route description for Change Creek in the Alpine Lakes area, photos and a route description for West Fork Satsop River Gorge in the Olympics, and photos and a route description for Goforth Creek in the Olympics.


January, 2009
We have added photos and beta for Camel Creek - Camel Falls as well as Gooding Little City of Rocks in Idaho


December, 2008
We have added the Middle Fork of the Owyhee River in Oregon and Queets Canyon in the Washington Olympics. In Idaho we have added Duncan Creek, Zeno Canyon, Big Jacks Creek and Little Jacks Creek.


November, 2008
We have added beta and photos for Sheep Creek in Idaho.


October, 2008
We have added beta and photos for Terapocki Creek in Canada, Mashel River in the South Cascades, and new photos of the Box Canyon of the Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River in Mount Rainier National Park.


September, 2008
Multnomah Creek, Border Creek, and Crater Lake National Park canyons have been added in Oregon. Additionally, we’ve updated Sardine Creek and added Lost Creek in Canada.


August, 2008
We have added a new section for eastern Washington plus beta and photos for Mosquito Creek in British Columbia.


November, 2007
Several new canyons and photos on the North Cascades prospects page were added this month.


September 2007
We have added photos and beta for Tlupana Gorge in British Columbia, Sardine Creek and Lost Creek in Oregon, photos for Pure Hate Gorge in Oregon, and pictures and beta for Dog Creek in the South Cascades of Washington.


June 2007
A variety of additions were made. They include new photos of Browns Creek and Harts Creek in Idaho, beta for Louse Canyon in Oregon, pictures of Succor Creek in Oregon, and beta and photos for Catherine Creek in Washington's South Cascades section.


December 2006
We have added beta and photos of Maisal Creek in British Columbia and of Noomas Creek and the North Fork of the Artlish River in Vancouver Island.


November 2006
In order to make the website easier to use, we have divided the Washington Canyons into five regions. We have also added photos and pictures of Thornton Creek in the North Cascades, Cortight Creek in the South Cascades, and the Starvation Creek area in the Oregon's Columbia Gorge. In addition, the "Seven Undescended Canyons" are back.


September 2006
New pictures of Denny Creek in Washington have been posted. We also added photos and beta for One and a Half Mile Creek, Murhut Creek, Lake Creek, Mesatchee Creek, and Little Goose Creek in Washington.


July 2006
We have added photos and beta for Leslie Gulch in Oregon, pictures and beta for Wildcat Canyon and Squaw Creek Canyon, and photos of Malad Gorge in Idaho.




 


Welcome to Canyoneering Northwest, the first website devoted to sharing information and ideas for exploring the canyons of the northwest. The purpose of this site is to encourage canyon exploration, share beta, exchange ideas, provide trip reports, help northwest canyoneers connect with one another, and promote safe and responsible canyoneering. This site is guided by the ideals of openness and sharing. It is intended to be noncompetitive and nonjudgmental.

The word canyoneering as used here refers to both technical and nontechnical aspects of the sport. This site includes canyons that are easy, hard, wet or dry. The northwest includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Western Canada.

This sight consists primarily of route descriptions and suggested places for canyon exploration. Canyoneering in the northwest is in its infancy. Only a tiny fraction of the possibilities have any record of descent by canyoneers. If any one reads one of the prospects on this site and goes out and descends it before the rest of us, be assured that no ones feelings will be hurt. Please provide a trip report in order to share your experience with others.

In the brief time that this website has been in existence, it has improved and expanded due to the generous contributions of people who have supplied route descriptions, canyon beta, pictures and suggestions. Credit is always given unless people wish to remain anonymous. Canyoneeringnorthwest is not about the adventures of any one person. The future usefulness of the website will depend on the active participation and openness of northwest canyoneers. There are too few of us to form cliques and keep canyons secret from one another. Please share your canyon explorations with all in a spirit of generosity and goodwill. All trip reports are gratefully accepted and can be e-mailed to canyoneeringnorthwest@yahoo.com

 

 
 

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