Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Lower Wind, Washington

Yesterday was my first taste of the Columbia River drainage. Less than an hour from Portland, the Lower Wind consists of class III boulder gardens with some IVs mixed in. It finishes off with a sweet waterfall sequence.

The first major rapid.

The northwest's glacial meltwater is a little more clear than the brownish snowmelt in the midwest.

The second waterfall.

The finale.

The typical end of the day when paddling in the Portland area.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Sweet! Rocking the PBR out west. I'm off to Bear Paw this weekend to do some weekend clean up help. When are you getting back?