Suiattle River (WA) - June 20, 2015

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At the Put-in. Jim threw his IK into my truck, and we left his truck at the takeout


Gorilla launch. Managed to reinjure my calf muscle. An unfortunate start to the day


Upstream from put-in


Downstream from put-in


On the water at 11:20am. Another group arrived just as we launched


Looks like a Bailey Bridge. Old put-in was river left


First time on the Suiattle since 2002. Almost like a 'new' river


North face of Whitechuck Mtn. still has snow


Enjoying the scenery


Surprise! Logs on the Suiattle


Jim in his IK


Below Coyote Crossing


Big Creek


Into Hurricane Rapid


Quite the slalom course


Below Hurricane Rapid. More rock dodging than I recall, but this is really low water


Lunch break in the shade


Lunch view downstream


Whitehorse Mtn. in the distance


Whitehorse Mtn. #2


Tight squeeze thru logs


More logs


Jim makes it cleanly under the tree river right. Mine was not as clean


Looking back up the final part of the Suiattle


Approaching Sauk confluence


On the Sauk. The headwinds are an added bonus


At the 530 bridge takeout at 3:22pm. Jim has to help me carry stuff because I'm still limping...


Back at the put-in to retrieve my truck. New Suiattle USGS gage (since 2013-05-22)


USGS Flow at 06/20/2015 12:00 PDT 1,220 CFS 6.53'


    Credits:
  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 3072x2304 HQ, 3X optical 38-114mm)

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