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Clackamas River (OR) - Mar. 5, 2004
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Looking downstream from take-out
Looking upstream from take-out
The USFS added rocks to prevent vehicle access. Our tax dollars at work
Getting ready to launch2
Ready to go. It's Friday, 45 degrees and raining. Wonder why no one else is out here today?
Below Three Lynx power station
Hole in the wall rapid
Looking upstream from Hole in the wall rapid
USGS Clackamas flow - 03/05/2004 12:00 2.63 2,200 CFS
Molalla River (OR) - Mar. 6, 2004
Bridge at Feyrer Park (Take-out)
Bridge gage at 9am - 3.55'
Across bridge on the way to put-in. Will have to make a hard pull to river left to make the takeout...
First major rapid sets above town of Glen Avon. Scouting rapids as we proceed upstream to put-in
If you come thru the first hole OK, there's more downstream. Vantage point for later action shots!
Stack 'em and rack 'em. Sure nice of the USFS to provide facilities at the tough rapids
Canyon is barely wider than the boats
Canyon wall close-up. The sharp basalt has the potential to be a 'boat-popper'
Apparently all the rapids on this river have nasty holes with smaller rocks in the way to provide challenge
Sure hope I don't get stuck on the little rock.
Mulling over the route
First columnar basalt section is just as narrow as the second (lower) one.
Oops! Not enough clearance to fit a raft under
No clean way to line boats around obstruction. Time to go back dowstream to find an alternate put-in
Road side access below first columnar basalt section. Gravity launch! Trout Creek in background
Exiting from second columnar basalt section
Bill enters left at 3 Bears2
Bill get shoved right.2
Al enters left at 3 Bears
Al get shoved right. Seems to be a trend here...
The full "Al" sequence. 2 frames/sec.
Al clears a river wide log
Lunch stop below Glen Avon
Al inadvertently sacrifices some golden nectar to the River Gods. Level dropped at bridge during day from 3.55 to 3.45'
USGS Molalla flow - 03/06/2004 12:00 13.12 1,970 CFS
Date / Time feet (ft³/s)
------------------- (03_00065) (02_00060)
02/20/2004 06:30 14.01 3,050 ~4.5 ft at bridge (estimate)
02/21/2004 04:30 13.50 2,400 ~4.0 ft at bridge (estimate)
03/06/2004 09:00 13.16 2,010 3.55' Feyrer Park Bridge (actual)
03/06/2004 17:00 13.02 1,860 3.45' Feyrer Park Bridge (actual)
- U.O.N., Olympus D-520Zoom Digital Photography by William F. Smith (2.0 MP, 1600x1200, 3X optical 38-114mm)
- Olympus D-520Zoom Digital Photography by Al Mickelson (2.0 MP, 1600x1200, 3X optical 38-114mm)