A run down the creeking section on the Upper Puntledge during the Puntledge River Festival at Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC. This section flows into the play run and only flows when water is released by BC Hydro.
The Clendenning is a major tributary to the Elaho and an incredible stretch of class IV and V whitewater deep in the coastal mountains of British Columbia. This past September (2014) myself, Annie and Ico did the traditional fly-in via Whistler Air and landed on Clendenning Lake which is northwest of Squamish (a long way) and west of the Pemberton Icefield. The trip took us two and a half days and the water levels were fluctuating around 110-130cms.
Our first afternoon (we got dropped off around noon on the first day) we paddled to the south end of the lake to check out the toe of the Clendenning Glacier and get a look at the source of our adventure. We camped on the north end of the lake that night and spent the next two days paddling the entire length of the river down into the Elaho and took out at the confluence of Sims Creek and the Elaho. Our second night was spent on a sandbar halfway down the Clendenning.
This was a great trip and a long time coming, as both myself and Annie had been trying to make the dates and weather work out for the past couple years (Annie's been waiting longer). All in all a great experience and challenging section of river with unbelievable scenery throughout the journey. Looking forward to the next one!