East Aishihik River - first descent
achieved on 9/24/2000
|Looking down into the canyon||Looking upstream at the put in||The first bend||The last hard class V||The take out||The paddlers|
Whitehorse paddlers Bob Daffe, Theresa Landman, Andy Hyde, and Derrick Law achieved the first descent of East Aishihik river, below Otter (2, 3) and Rainbow Falls.
The run was about 8 kilometers, the first kilometer a twisty, pushy class V run with about 4 eddies in total and some of the biggest trees in the river I have ever seen in the Yukon.
Remote+sweeper hazards+first descent+few eddies = one heart pumping good time.
More info to follow later......