Season: Spring and Summer
Gradient: 80m per km, for 1st km then easing rapidly
Shuttle: Walk in
Character: Steep Granite Creeking
Suits: Creek Boats
Surely one of the jewels in the crown of FNQ boating, the Behana is a brilliant and picturesque run.
The first drop below Clamshell falls is a classic 30 m slot, ending with a 4 m drop! Below, the action comes thick and fast for the next km, with a few large individual drops despite the super steep gradient.
Everything is clean and good, although we did portage one early drop; a rockslide into cushion / slot that is possible undercut.
Awesome granite boulders with crystal clear water, sweet lines and easy access - wicked. Allow plenty of time for photography / videography!
Putting In: Clamshell Falls. Just south of Gordonville turn off the Bruce Hwy to park at the cairns-water dept gate. Walk up the obvious concrete paved road for 40 mins to the falls. Apparently the go, but we put in above the obvious 30m slot rapid.
Taking Out: It's possible to paddle back to where you left the car, but after the gradient eases the river divides. Below here it's all a bit bony and we soon walked out to the road and back to the cars.
Camping: No camping at take out, scout for wood after floods.
Entry Date: 23 April 2004
Verified Date: 25 May 2006
Verified by: Shaun McManamny
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