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'

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

Last Update 23-Jun-15