natefry

2015 Steelhead Falls Huck Fest

natefry wrote 1126 days ago:


Great weather and slightly lower water welcomed this year’s Steelhead Falls Huck Fest.  We had a great group and we made almost 100 drops over the falls.  A special thanks to Joan for filming and scoring.

  1. Russ Cook
  2. Scott Cooney, Jimmer Sites, Walker Daivs
  3. Noel Anderson
  4. Josh
  5. Tyler, Janaya, Trevor, Dave, Jake, Mark, Andrew, Rob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So4wF4QHCpA



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2015 Steelhead Falls Huck Fest

james wrote 1126 days ago:


Great weather and slightly lower water welcomed this year’s Steelhead Falls Huck Fest.  We had a great group and we made almost 100 drops over the falls.  A special thanks to Joan for filming and scoring.

  1. Russ Cook
  2. Scott Cooney, Jimmer Sites, Walker Daivs
  3. Noel Anderson
  4. Josh
  5. Tyler, Janaya, Trevor, Dave, Jake, Mark, Andrew, Rob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So4wF4QHCpA



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2015 Steelhead Falls Huck Fest

james wrote 1126 days ago:


Great weather and slightly lower water welcomed this year’s Steelhead Falls Huck Fest.  We had a great group and we made almost 100 drops over the falls.  A special thanks to Joan for filming and scoring.

  1. Russ Cook
  2. Scott Cooney, Jimmer Sites, Walker Daivs
  3. Noel Anderson
  4. Josh
  5. Tyler, Janaya, Trevor, Dave, Jake, Mark, Andrew, Rob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So4wF4QHCpA



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Celestial Falls is now the offical name

tommygunn wrote 1298 days ago:


On 11 December, 2014 the USGS Names Board approved Celestial Falls as the official name for the drop.  White River Falls was also approved for the upper drop.  This was done with the consent of the Oregon State Parks Department.  This is a good sign and we will continue to seek their cooperation.  Next we will research and publish the history of kayaking on Celestial Falls.  The posting of this history in the park will shed light on the contentious issue of banning the public’s use of a state owned waterway.  I do see legal use of the falls by kayakers in the future.  I want to run the falls openly on a warm summer mid-day with spectators cheering.  This is our waterfall and we have the inherent right to use it as part of the public trust doctrine.  Please stay safe on the falls.



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Celestial Falls is now the offical name

saskia wrote 1298 days ago:


On 11 December, 2014 the USGS Names Board approved Celestial Falls as the official name for the drop.  White River Falls was also approved for the upper drop.  This was done with the consent of the Oregon State Parks Department.  This is a good sign and we will continue to seek their cooperation.  Next we will research and publish the history of kayaking on Celestial Falls.  The posting of this history in the park will shed light on the contentious issue of banning the public’s use of a state owned waterway.  I do see legal use of the falls by kayakers in the future.  I want to run the falls openly on a warm summer mid-day with spectators cheering.  This is our waterfall and we have the inherent right to use it as part of the public trust doctrine.  Please stay safe on the falls.



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Celestial Falls is now the offical name

bozemankayaker wrote 1298 days ago:


On 11 December, 2014 the USGS Names Board approved Celestial Falls as the official name for the drop.  White River Falls was also approved for the upper drop.  This was done with the consent of the Oregon State Parks Department.  This is a good sign and we will continue to seek their cooperation.  Next we will research and publish the history of kayaking on Celestial Falls.  The posting of this history in the park will shed light on the contentious issue of banning the public’s use of a state owned waterway.  I do see legal use of the falls by kayakers in the future.  I want to run the falls openly on a warm summer mid-day with spectators cheering.  This is our waterfall and we have the inherent right to use it as part of the public trust doctrine.  Please stay safe on the falls.



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Celestial Falls

tommygunn wrote 1371 days ago:


As the clogs of government turn ever so slowly the official naming of Celestial Falls nears.

Celestial Falls: falls; 44 ft. high; on the White River in White River Falls State Park, 3.7 mi. E of

the community of Tygh Valley; Wasco County, Oregon; Sec. 7, T4S, R14E, Willamette Meridian;

45°14’33”N, 121°05’47”W; USGS map – Maupin 1:24,000; Not: Celestial Pool Falls, Middle

White River Falls, Tygh Valley Falls, White River Falls.

http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gazpublic/getesricoor?p_lat=45.2425&p_longi=-121.096389

Proposal: make official name in long-time local use

Map: USGS Maupin 1:24,000

Proponent: Mark A. Davis; Bend, OR

Administrative area: White River Falls State Park

Previous BGN Action: None

Names associated with feature:

GNIS: None found

Local Usage: Celestial Falls (20 years)

Published: Celestial Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest 2014; American Whitewater

2014; Riverfacts, Oregon 2014; World Kayak, 2014; Gorge News Center, 2014;

GoingOutside magazine 2014) ; Middle White River Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014), Tygh Valley Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014)

Case Summary: This is the first of two proposals submitted by a local kayaker to make official

names in local use for two waterfalls on the White River within White River Falls State Park in

Wasco County. The falls are tiered and the name Celestial Falls refers to the lower of the two. It

has a height of approximately 44 feet. The upper falls is proposed to be named officially White

River Falls (q.v.). The proponent reports that a local rafting guide began to refer to the lower falls

around 1993 as Celestial Pool Falls, but soon after, it was shortened to Celestial Falls, a name that

has become known nationally by kayakers and photographers. As the site of generations of Native

American life and use, as well as a former Pacific Power and Light powerhouse, the area is now a

State Park. Watercraft use in the vicinity of the falls is banned, although in the recent years,

kayakers have begun to run the treacherous drops. There are numerous videos and photos of these

falls, including a number that use the name Celestial Falls.

The entire complex of falls in this area has been referred to variously as White River Falls, Tygh

Valley Falls, Middle White River Falls, and Celestial Falls. Upon visiting the site, members of the

Oregon Geographic Names Board agreed that it was appropriate to apply names to each of the

individual tiers within the complex. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recommends

approval of the name Celestial Falls.

GNIS lists no other features in Oregon with the word “Celestial” in their names.



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Celestial Falls

james wrote 1371 days ago:


As the clogs of government turn ever so slowly the official naming of Celestial Falls nears.

Celestial Falls: falls; 44 ft. high; on the White River in White River Falls State Park, 3.7 mi. E of

the community of Tygh Valley; Wasco County, Oregon; Sec. 7, T4S, R14E, Willamette Meridian;

45°14’33”N, 121°05’47”W; USGS map – Maupin 1:24,000; Not: Celestial Pool Falls, Middle

White River Falls, Tygh Valley Falls, White River Falls.

http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gazpublic/getesricoor?p_lat=45.2425&p_longi=-121.096389

Proposal: make official name in long-time local use

Map: USGS Maupin 1:24,000

Proponent: Mark A. Davis; Bend, OR

Administrative area: White River Falls State Park

Previous BGN Action: None

Names associated with feature:

GNIS: None found

Local Usage: Celestial Falls (20 years)

Published: Celestial Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest 2014; American Whitewater

2014; Riverfacts, Oregon 2014; World Kayak, 2014; Gorge News Center, 2014;

GoingOutside magazine 2014) ; Middle White River Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014), Tygh Valley Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014)

Case Summary: This is the first of two proposals submitted by a local kayaker to make official

names in local use for two waterfalls on the White River within White River Falls State Park in

Wasco County. The falls are tiered and the name Celestial Falls refers to the lower of the two. It

has a height of approximately 44 feet. The upper falls is proposed to be named officially White

River Falls (q.v.). The proponent reports that a local rafting guide began to refer to the lower falls

around 1993 as Celestial Pool Falls, but soon after, it was shortened to Celestial Falls, a name that

has become known nationally by kayakers and photographers. As the site of generations of Native

American life and use, as well as a former Pacific Power and Light powerhouse, the area is now a

State Park. Watercraft use in the vicinity of the falls is banned, although in the recent years,

kayakers have begun to run the treacherous drops. There are numerous videos and photos of these

falls, including a number that use the name Celestial Falls.

The entire complex of falls in this area has been referred to variously as White River Falls, Tygh

Valley Falls, Middle White River Falls, and Celestial Falls. Upon visiting the site, members of the

Oregon Geographic Names Board agreed that it was appropriate to apply names to each of the

individual tiers within the complex. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recommends

approval of the name Celestial Falls.

GNIS lists no other features in Oregon with the word “Celestial” in their names.



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saskia

Celestial Falls

saskia wrote 1371 days ago:


As the clogs of government turn ever so slowly the official naming of Celestial Falls nears.

Celestial Falls: falls; 44 ft. high; on the White River in White River Falls State Park, 3.7 mi. E of

the community of Tygh Valley; Wasco County, Oregon; Sec. 7, T4S, R14E, Willamette Meridian;

45°14’33”N, 121°05’47”W; USGS map – Maupin 1:24,000; Not: Celestial Pool Falls, Middle

White River Falls, Tygh Valley Falls, White River Falls.

http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gazpublic/getesricoor?p_lat=45.2425&p_longi=-121.096389

Proposal: make official name in long-time local use

Map: USGS Maupin 1:24,000

Proponent: Mark A. Davis; Bend, OR

Administrative area: White River Falls State Park

Previous BGN Action: None

Names associated with feature:

GNIS: None found

Local Usage: Celestial Falls (20 years)

Published: Celestial Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest 2014; American Whitewater

2014; Riverfacts, Oregon 2014; World Kayak, 2014; Gorge News Center, 2014;

GoingOutside magazine 2014) ; Middle White River Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014), Tygh Valley Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014)

Case Summary: This is the first of two proposals submitted by a local kayaker to make official

names in local use for two waterfalls on the White River within White River Falls State Park in

Wasco County. The falls are tiered and the name Celestial Falls refers to the lower of the two. It

has a height of approximately 44 feet. The upper falls is proposed to be named officially White

River Falls (q.v.). The proponent reports that a local rafting guide began to refer to the lower falls

around 1993 as Celestial Pool Falls, but soon after, it was shortened to Celestial Falls, a name that

has become known nationally by kayakers and photographers. As the site of generations of Native

American life and use, as well as a former Pacific Power and Light powerhouse, the area is now a

State Park. Watercraft use in the vicinity of the falls is banned, although in the recent years,

kayakers have begun to run the treacherous drops. There are numerous videos and photos of these

falls, including a number that use the name Celestial Falls.

The entire complex of falls in this area has been referred to variously as White River Falls, Tygh

Valley Falls, Middle White River Falls, and Celestial Falls. Upon visiting the site, members of the

Oregon Geographic Names Board agreed that it was appropriate to apply names to each of the

individual tiers within the complex. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recommends

approval of the name Celestial Falls.

GNIS lists no other features in Oregon with the word “Celestial” in their names.



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Celestial Falls

bozemankayaker wrote 1371 days ago:


As the clogs of government turn ever so slowly the official naming of Celestial Falls nears.

Celestial Falls: falls; 44 ft. high; on the White River in White River Falls State Park, 3.7 mi. E of

the community of Tygh Valley; Wasco County, Oregon; Sec. 7, T4S, R14E, Willamette Meridian;

45°14’33”N, 121°05’47”W; USGS map – Maupin 1:24,000; Not: Celestial Pool Falls, Middle

White River Falls, Tygh Valley Falls, White River Falls.

http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gazpublic/getesricoor?p_lat=45.2425&p_longi=-121.096389

Proposal: make official name in long-time local use

Map: USGS Maupin 1:24,000

Proponent: Mark A. Davis; Bend, OR

Administrative area: White River Falls State Park

Previous BGN Action: None

Names associated with feature:

GNIS: None found

Local Usage: Celestial Falls (20 years)

Published: Celestial Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest 2014; American Whitewater

2014; Riverfacts, Oregon 2014; World Kayak, 2014; Gorge News Center, 2014;

GoingOutside magazine 2014) ; Middle White River Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014), Tygh Valley Falls (Waterfalls of the Pacific

Northwest 2014; American Whitewater 2014)

Case Summary: This is the first of two proposals submitted by a local kayaker to make official

names in local use for two waterfalls on the White River within White River Falls State Park in

Wasco County. The falls are tiered and the name Celestial Falls refers to the lower of the two. It

has a height of approximately 44 feet. The upper falls is proposed to be named officially White

River Falls (q.v.). The proponent reports that a local rafting guide began to refer to the lower falls

around 1993 as Celestial Pool Falls, but soon after, it was shortened to Celestial Falls, a name that

has become known nationally by kayakers and photographers. As the site of generations of Native

American life and use, as well as a former Pacific Power and Light powerhouse, the area is now a

State Park. Watercraft use in the vicinity of the falls is banned, although in the recent years,

kayakers have begun to run the treacherous drops. There are numerous videos and photos of these

falls, including a number that use the name Celestial Falls.

The entire complex of falls in this area has been referred to variously as White River Falls, Tygh

Valley Falls, Middle White River Falls, and Celestial Falls. Upon visiting the site, members of the

Oregon Geographic Names Board agreed that it was appropriate to apply names to each of the

individual tiers within the complex. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recommends

approval of the name Celestial Falls.

GNIS lists no other features in Oregon with the word “Celestial” in their names.



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