Last week a few of us went on a loosely planned trip to the Glory Hole. The weather was great on that indian summer night. We brought our usual camera gear to shoot a few things. Werehaus came and filmed the whole trip. If you don’t know, the Glory Hole is a massive spillway, over 30 feet in diameter and about 700 feet long.
We drove out after work on Wednesday and picked up supplies at Walmart: a $14 barbecue, burgers, Jameson and 60 beers. We parked the car by 10pm and walked down to the creek. The only way to the opening of the Glory Hole is by raft, unless you are prepared to rappel 70-80 feet down a single line.
Once we had the boat in the water, we began shuttling the group to the Hole two by two. After the first trip, we realized we had a pretty bad leak. We McGyvered’ it with a tube kit and gaffers tape, which held good enough to get our camera equipment, bikes, and skateboards across. Once across, we wasted no time building back up the kitty litter dam and sweeping out the mud and water. The fullpipe pushes a steady warm air out all night. So after sweeping water and grilling burgers, it was ready to ride. We got a night session in until 4 or 5am, using headlamps, bike lights and road flares to light the way.
Canon mkII 5D • contax t2 • mamiya 645 • werehaus