Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Matt Dumoulin

Bighorns Part 1: The Wild Goose

Team NRS paddler Erik Boomer along with expedition paddlers Nouria Newman and Ben Stookesberry take on, what they consider, one of the best first descents they have ever done.

Two drainages on the east side of Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountain Range appeared to have incredible whitewater possibilities but the only information they could get was not to waste their time. « It’s all full of sieves and nothing goes, » they were told. But that’s exactly the kind of beta this paddling dream team uses as motivation to attempt a first descent.

Following their intuition, they decided to give it a go and staring with the steep and complex Goose Creek.

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