Sensational Sitkum River: An Olympic Peninsula Gem

A special place for anyone who enjoys the flowing nature of a Wild Pacific Northwest River, with canyons, moss, fog, & waterfalls, this river will not disappoint.  Whether you are looking for Class II-V, the Sitkum has it all!

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The Sitkum river is located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and takes a little time to get to but it is well worth it!  This was my first trip to the Sitkum since I moved to the peninsula two years ago.  Luckily I had veteran Sitkum paddler, Mike Hoover to show me the way, if the Sitkum is in you will find Mike on his way to paddle it!

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A journey through 2nd & 3rd growth forests to the beginning of the run, as with many rivers, the Sitkum starts as a meandering creek.

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Entering into the canyon, the Sitkum becomes a fun whitewater run with drops, slides, & waterfalls.  WATCH THE JOURNEY!

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You will want to be on the lookout for wood and frequent scouting does occur.  Most places are easy to scout and get around if needed but a few require being a bit creative.  Below you will see Hoover gets ready to seal drop after deciding not to run the drop due to low water.

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Don’t go left!

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Hoover explaining the next drop.

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Looking forward to getting back out on the Sitkum soon!

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Sensational Sitkum River

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1 Comment

  1. great video Morgan,lovin the blog.Can’t wait to see you next month
    Tim ,lee and Hunter

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