Middle-Lower Sauk River (WA) - June 24-25, 2017

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Lots of company at the Whitechuck put-in. Good flow and supposed to be mid 90s!

On the water at 12:14pm

Al, Linda and Jo below first rapids set. Strap tightening for me

Verification photo. Thanks Linda2

Below island split

Jaws rapid

Jim and Sherry

Al slides by

Al parks behinds the Demon Seed after I vacated the space

Mt. Pugh view

Mt. Pugh view #2

Lots of people at the sunny lunch beach

Looking up Clear Creek

Pete goes upstream as I did

Rest of the group below bridge

Rigging at Backman Park for the overnighter2

On the water again 5:11pm, just below Backman Park. Al and Linda did not join us on the overnighter, but helped with part 2 of the shuttle. Thanks Al!

Pete in the shadow of Jumbo Mtn.

Under sawmill bridge

Camp setup in view of Whitehorse Mtn. 9:03pm. We got to camp late enough so it was partially shaded and no need to set up a tarp

Plenty of tent space. Lots of overnight dewfall

Next morning. Fisherman passing by at 6:55am. Kinda dicey getting by rootball

Morning view of Whitehorse Mtn.

On the water 'early' at 10:47am

I cleared the rootball

Jim and Sherry clear

Lower Sauk view

Breif view of Mt. Baker to the north

Looking upstream

Suiattle confluence adds a lot of water

WA 530 bridge and takeout below

USGS Flow at 06/24/2017 12:00 PDT 7,150 CFS 6.02'
06/25/2017 12:00 PDT 8,190 CFS 6.35'

  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 3072x2304 HQ, 3X optical 38-114mm)
  2. Olympus ST-6000 Digital Photography by Linda Schwartz (10 MP, 3.6X optical 28-102mm)

Last Update 26-Jun-17