Sweet run of Butte Creek at 560 cfs with Chad, Robert, Roy, Kendall, Konstantin, and Denny. Later in the video you’ll see Colm and his friend Ken. Named rapids shown are Splittin’ Hairs and Knucklebuster parts a, b and c.
At 550 cfs, the Clack is still a lot of fun with some good surf waves and lots of rock dodging, particularly on Roaring River and Toilet Bowl rapids. A certain kayaker goes rogue by hopping in a yellow Ocoee. This video is a little heavy on the swim side, though this paddler and some of the others caught in these compromising situations actually had great days making the lines everywhere else.
It was a small crowd this year, but we made up for it with lots of excitement on the river and fun back at camp. Not caught on video was the attempt to move a picnic table with a Z-drag. Let’s just say the Forest Service has nothing currently to worry about in terms of losing any picnic tables to us. We need more practice and a better kit. We moved it an inch. Maybe.
Another fun low-water day on the White Salmon, including some amazing recoveries from flips by Bob and Denny, plus a sweet Husum run by Greg. Denny aced it too, but requested a photo, so no video of his clean line.