Thursday, October 16, 2008

Summer 08: Gorge Games, Spirit Freewheel, and Waterfalls

After having plenty of beatdowns and even more good times all across the Midwest and Colorado, I made a last attempt to catch some good summer boating in the Northwest. Kicked it off with the Gorge Games and L-Dub, then up to the Ohanapecosh and the Lewis River waterfalls. Good times.

Gorge Games Creek Race:





Little White:

Jamie Wright ladies and gentlemen.

The proof is in the pudding.

Paul Gamache.

Mount St. Helens.


The main event - no takers today.

There is some interesting whitewater upstream.

A difficult entrance, the lip is just out of the frame (bottom-right).

It has been run by only a handful of stout chargers.

Click HERE to see some tasty treats laid upon the beast.

Jamie sampling some local fare.

Getting fired up.

Lewis River Waterfalls:

Should we do it?

A fun 60ish foot cliff jump throw and go.

Jumping is the safer line at this level.

Second twenty footer of the day.

This river goes off in huge dome strewn broken ledges making for epic scenery. It would be a good section to inner tube on a warm sunny day with low water - just jump the big ones.

Jamie in the entrance to the forty footer.


Trying something different.

Sam Sutton.

Another Kiwi killing it.

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