The Bewilderbeast: Dinkey Creek

Well we've been busy little bees since the Fantasy Falls trip. Soon after taking off Fantasy and heading back to Grass Valley to run a few errands and check water levels we were back on the road south to Dinkey Creek.
The drive proved to be a little more taxing than we were expecting, so upon arriving to the take-out we promptly slept with high expectations for the following day. The drive to the put-in turned out to be longer, more complex and confusing than any of us were expecting, but we managed to make it to the hike in point in decent time after a good few wrong turns and 8 point turnarounds on the maze of FS roads. We hiked in the heat, but were soon rewarded with the granite goodness Dinkey offers to all comers. 

Boofing into one of the many, many awesome bedrock drops.

Getting into the maw of the double pothole rapid.

Someone in the group behind us dropping a nice 20.

Evan fired up for the second run on the Nikki Kelly slide.

Paul Stamilio on another of California's many perfect 20 footers.