Lower Sauk to Skagit River (WA) - July 14-15, 2018 - 17 Miles

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Moving to the Lower Sauk. No wetsuit required. 12:18pm launch with Jim and Sherry. Already quite warm

530 bridge with Elev. 6841' Whitehorse Mtn. in the distance

Fuzzy Mt. Baker shot. Must not have focused. Elev. 10,781'

Passing the 'crumbling wall'

Verification photo2

Past the Sauk-Concrete bridge

USGS gaging station

8:21 pm view of Sauk Mtn.

Upstream from camp

Boats park in the side channel. Shoreline was quite mucky, meaning the area was recently water covered. When we camped here in 2016 the level was quite a bit lower

Post breakfast relaxation in the pleasant morning breeze at 11:14am. Going to be a late launch

On the water at 1:42pm. Our island camp is at elev. 256'

More Sauk Mtn. elev. 5541'

On the Skagit. Cascade peaks in the distance

Jim tries his luck at fishing

Unusual to see tree logging down to the dirt

USGS Flow at 07/14/2018 12:00 PDT 4,880 CFS 5.20'

USGS Flow at 07/15/2018 12:00 PDT 6,030 CFS 84.56

  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 3072x2304 HQ, 3X optical 38-114mm)
  2. Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Digital Photography by Jim McCool

Last Update 17-Jul-18