Underwater Canyon at lower water.
Looking upstream from the granite towers above Cow Creek Camp and Underwater Canyon. Big Loon canyon comes into the Middle Fork on the left of the image.
The constriction at Cub Creek is big and powerful at flows above 7 feet, but not much of a rapid otherwise.
Looking down onto the a strech of canyon in the Grouse Necks.
Early morning light through the Grouse Necks.
Looking down onto the alluvial fan terraces at the mouth of Grouse Creek. Lower Grouse Camp is in the photos as well as Grouse Creek Rapid, The vertical cliffs and spire across the way are composed of Casto Pluton granite.
Casto Pluton granite cliffs at the entrance to Tappan Canyon.
Tappan I rapid at high water.
Tappan Canyon entrance rapid around 6 feet.
Tappan Falls morning blur.
A peaceful morning above Tappan Falls.
Tappan Falls is a wave train along the right bank at flows above 5 feet. There are some big holes to avoid on river left.
Watching a boat line up for Tappan Falls around 2 feet.
Kayak dropping over Tappan Falls.
A commercial sweep boat drops over the lip of Tappan Falls around 2.5 feet.
Vibrant moss accetuates this placid pool below Tappan Falls rapid.
Smoky light slashes through Tappan canyon. The cliff is composed of the Tappan Canyon metamorphic rocks.
Cove Creek rapid when it formed in 2008
Cove Creek after two seasons of high water in 2010
Cove Creek rapid. The green/gray rock is metamorphic while the pink cliffs in the background are Casto Pluton granite.
Cove Creek closeup.
Tappan IV and the end of Tappan Canyon.
Looking onto Cove Creek Rapid.
Looking down Camas Creek to the 180 degree bend in the MIddle Fork.
A calm morning above Pool Camp.
A hiker cruises the trail above Aparajo Rapid.
Looking downstream into Aparajo Canyon.
Looking onto the open section of canyon around th Flying B Ranch and into the first reaches of the Lower Canyon.
Looking back upstream towards the confluence of Camas Creek (drainage on the left) with the Middle Fork.
Haystack rapid at low water.
Earthquake Rock Rapid.
Bernard Creek rapid is immediately below Haystack.
A near miss on Earthquake Rock.
High water flows fast and big through Jack Creek Canyon.
Jack Creek Canyon at a moderate flow.
Looking upstream onto Jack Creek Rapid.
A view onto Driftwood Rapid. Boats can be seen pulled into Driftwood camp in the distance.