This year the Crooked River has become the local go to run on the West Coast. Partly due to it being located between me and Barny, but also improvements in the track and the styx becoming even more manky! This short gorge has never seen so much action. Be it a lazy hungover afternoon mob, a trip to break up the drive from Murchison to Hokitika for the Kayak School crew or a testing day out for local polytechers... the Crooked provides for all. A short to earn access the gorge, relatively committing whitewater in the class IV-V realm all set in another pristine West Coast drainage.
It may be short but here is a peek into the amazing little gem we're very lucky to have.