We've collected videos of the Wild and Scenic Chetco River from Zach Collier, Andy Maser and Oregon Public Broadcasting, plus a new found underwater video from Oregon Boys. Enjoy.

A Wilderness Journey—2011
On June 15, 2011, Zach Collier, Andy Maser, J. R. Weir and Billy Miller's packed boats and gear 8 miles arduous miles into the rugged Kalmiopsis Wilderness to run the Wild and Scenic Chetco River. Their put-in was Slide Creek on the east side of the Wilderness.  Their take-out was the Steel Bridge on the coast side. Their photos and video of this 23 mile stretch of the seldom-seen Wild Chetco River are priceless.  Read their trip report at Chetco River Exploratory.  Four videos are posted below. See also Kayaking for Conservation.

Miles to go.  Zach Collier,  Northwest Rafting Company photo.
It was worth it. Zach Collier, Northwest Rafting Company photo.
Andy Maser getting great shot. Zach Collier, Northwest Rafting Company.

#1 - Teaser from Andy Maser.

Chetco River 2011 from Andy Maser on Vimeo.

#2 - The Wild Chetco in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness - Zach Collier.

Chetco River Rapids from Northwest Rafting Company on Vimeo.

#3 - GoPro mounted under kayak - Zach Collier.

Chetco River Underwater Camera from Northwest Rafting Company on Vimeo.

#4 - Scenic segment between Boulder and Mislatnah Creeks - Zach Collier.
Chetco River Below Boulder Creek from Northwest Rafting Company on Vimeo.

The Chetco River Protection Action would provide greater protection for this 2 miles of the river by upgrading the current Scenic classification to Wild. The change is based on the Forest Service's 1993 recommendation to Congress. The Boulder Creek to Mislatnah section while not within the Kalmiopsis Wilderness is equally wild.

OPB's Chetco River Kayak - 2002

Watch Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Field Guide 11 minute program showing the incredible beauty of the National Wild and Scenic Chetco River as it flows through the rugged, remote 179,000 acre Kalmiopsis Wilderness.