The Stout Feather

Credit: Sara James

The south fork of the feather river is nestled deep in the woods of the northern Sierras, and is a great place to find yourself during the fall season. With a reliable release courtesy of Little Grass Valley reservoir, a ridiculously stacked first gorge, and about 10 miles of class IV/IV+ that follows, it’s hard to beat. This year, due to the drought, flows on the South Feather were up in the air; however, we were pleasantly surprised with a release that lasted just under a month, which provided us many opportunities to get into one of my favorite day runs in the northern half of the state.

The Stout Feather from Ian Janoska on Vimeo.

Thanks to all of my friends, both old and new, for making this stout feather seasons my absolute favorite. / / / / /