2012 Drift Creek (Alsea), Class II/III
Siletz River - Siletz, OR
Date: January 28, 2012
River: Drift Creek - Alsea, class II/III p
Trip leader: Tom Riggs
Trip information: Drift Creek is a Class II/III day trip that is a wilderness run. It is a full day but we would do the shuttle earlier to make the most of the daylight. The run is through a forested Canyon and ends near tidewater on the Alsea. this IS NOT the drift creek on the Siletz! While the whtewater is not particularly challenging there is the potential for log jams and portages. See trip reports for successful 2012 trip.
Alternate Trip:: Siletz River from Buck Creek to Moonshine Park. This section includes Silache Rapids, which we can scout on the way to the put in. Must have a minimum of 5 ft. on the gauge at Siletz. I would like to limit the trip to 5 boats. The Siletz is Class III/IV and the run takes about 2.5 hrs. It is suitable for rafts, cats, oars, paddles. I plan to camp the night before at Moonshine Park, the takeout.