For those of you who haven’t herd of the Black it is a very unique creek run in the
Midwest. Unusual geology and a lot of gradient makes for some very cool waterfalls and slides made out of conglomerate rock.
Our crew of John McConville, Steve Bletch, Joerg Steinbach, Ryan Zimny, Aaron Schrader, and myself hiked in to the Conglomerate falls put in. All of us took a couple laps on this fun slide to get warmed up before the lower drops.
After Conglomerate comes Pottawatomie falls, a big river wide slide that is hard to read coming into it. A couple of us scouted it that morning so we decided to drop right into it. It is a very fast drop and the bottom of it feels like toe world drops out from under you.
6 out of 6 good lines had us taking out above and portaging around birth canal (a seldom run small drop that can hand out a big beat down)
After that comes Gorge Falls a unique water fall that we decided to set up safety on. (thanks to John for rappelling down in)
Aaron on Gorge Falls
After Gorge there is a few fun smaller rapids before
Steve in his Solo On Sandstone Falls
John on Sandstone Falls
A couple smaller rapids brought us to
. This one has been on my list for a while and still remains on it. Due to the lower flow the lead in was very boney and the hit at the bottom was very green and probably wouldn’t feel good. We all decided to walk this one. I hope to see it again in the spring with a little more water on it. Rainbow Falls