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Tieton River (WA) - Sept. 1-3, 2007

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Mt. Rainier from Chinook Pass. Since SR 123 over Cayuse Pass is closed due to last year's storms, this is the Tieton route this year. Google maps claims it's extra 22 miles and an added 25 minutes to the put-in, but it seems a lot longer...


Mt. Rainier close-up


Chinook Pass #3


Tieton - 3pm launch. Jim's maiden voyage in his Stiletto IK


Jim's first swim is captured at 2 angles


Pictures of people taking pictures :)...


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/1


Appraching diversion dam


Al starts over...


Going into High Noon


Looking upstream from High Noon


Primo surfing wave under bridge


Into Waffle Wall


Looking back at Waffle Wall


Windy Pt. take-out


Day 2 - Morning cribbage


After a 1 pm launch, Jim into Wild Rose


River ad for the babe in the bikini


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/2


Below diversion dam


Passing Emu island


Lower take-out eddy


Day 3 - 10:20am launch, and shadows in first rapids


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/3 (my inset)


Jim thru Waffle Wall


Al thru Waffle Wall


Al passes the Waffle Wall


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Tieton River (WA) - Sept. 8-9, 2007

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Al give paddle crew instructions


Jim doing IK tricks


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/8


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/8


Dropping over the diversion dam


A reminder of next weekend's nonsense


Lunch stop


Al and crew coming into takeout... and then they rammed me


Day 2 - Al and Scott R2 it today


Al and Scott R2 #2


Al and Scott R2 #3


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/9 (my inset)


Survived another one


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Tieton River (WA) - Sept. 22-23, 2007

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Al on the oars. Linda holds on to Sable


New wood blockage just above Tieton Rd. bridge


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/22


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/22


I like scenery


Sable does some river rock retrieving during lunch stop


Lunch stop #2


My dormitory room at Silver Beach Resort


Dormitory room means shared bathroom down the hall


Dormitory also meant "basement". I had my own private entrance at left


Dwindling Rimrock Lake (reservoir)


Upper reaches already drained and growing grass


Close-up of summer boat docks


Al and Linda opted to share a cabin. Note classy oarlock to tree river gear line


Camp area is overrun with rabbits


Day 2 - Morning at Silver Beach Resort


Signage


Morning panorama from middle of dry lake area


Morning on Rimrock


The 4 wheelers get a lot of use here


What would be an island at full pool


Roadside stop just below Rimrock Dam


Al and crew #1


Al and crew #2


Al and crew #3


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/23


From Snowdragon Adventure Shots - 9/23 Bye Bye. Last Tieton run of the year


Above Waffle Wall. Speck is the distance is the paddle raft. That's how it was most of the day


Undercut basalt between Windy Point bridges


Caught up with paddle raft at lunch. And off again....


River splits at "Emu" Island


Emus are napping behind fence


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    Credits:
  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 2304x1728 SQ1, 3X optical 38-114mm)
  2. Olympus Stylus 725SW Digital Photography by Jim McCool (7.1 MP, 3072x2304, 3X optical 38-114mm)

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