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Old 07-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #44
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Grande Prairie to Tumber Ridge continued

Now about 2/3 of the way between the Hiding Creek FSR and the turnoff to the Heritage Highway, you cross the namesake Red Willow River.

Not surprisingly, it also has that characteristic copper tinge.

This was not my first time here. Usually there isn't enough water run the Red Willow, but last July we got a bunch of rain so a couple friends and I ran the river from here all the way back to a farm out by Elmworth.

All the info we had found said that the Red Willow was an easy run, but in high water there are a few spots that will keep you on your toes.

Most of those spots are just before and a little bit after the falls.

Which are not the easiest portage themselves...

We thought we were all done the rapids, when we found this ledge.

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