Fish Ladder Runs at LCCC McKenzie Weekend

I was a rather lame club videographer at the McKenzie Weekend. Instead of videoing a lot of the fun, I participated fully in it. Let it be known though that the weekend was a huge success with around 25 LCCC paddlers showing up to participate in the various runs, including the Saturday night foray to the hot springs. Kudos to Tom Berridge for putting it all together again and providing entertainment around the campfire, along with Jim Coker. Both played their guitars and sang. Rowan Berridge did a great rendition of Blackbird as well. Alas, you’ll see none of that here. All I came home with was Sunday’s runs of Fish Ladder Rapid in the Olallie to Paradise section.

Skamokawa to Cathlamet

Some Lower Columbia Canoe Club paddlers actually do the lower Columbia, paddling a 12-mile round trip. For a little adventure, they run into a little obstruction on one of the channels. On the trip: Dave and Lora Graf with grandson Porter, Laurent and Nina Rochette, Bill and Mary Ann Jordens, some friends of theirs–Taylor and Jessica, Audrey Bergsma, and myself.