Sauk River (WA) - June 19, 2021

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Down to Jul-10 Pictures

Backman Park takeout. Level was over 9K this morning. Very sporty!

Jim and I ready to launch at 12:11pm. For me, trip #172, and first time since 2019. Lots of others on the water today

Verification photo. Thanks Jim. First time in a wetsuit since 2019

White Chuck Mtn. in the distance

Well below Jaws. The water is moving so fast it is hard to stop

Mt. Pugh is clouded in

Below Whirlpool

Lunch stop below Popeye. Skies clearing in the distance

USGS Flow at 06/19/2021 12:00 PDT 8,820 CFS 6.68' 9.0C (48.2F)

Sauk River (WA) - July 10, 2021

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Up to Jun-19 Pictures

Backman Park takeout. A lot lower level than the last visit

The recent record heat wave caused glacial till deposits and built up the beach at White Chuck put-in. 11:32am launch with Jim. For me trip #173

Looking upstream from first eddy stop

Jim enters the Jaws stretch

Mt. Pugh in the distance from the scallop rock

Below new Whirlpool stretch. Best waves at this level

After lunch stop. Island log pile in the background

Upstream from takeout. I was eddied out waiting for takeout space

USGS Flow at 07/10/2021 12:00 PDT 4,670 CFS 5.26' 13.5C (56.3F)

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

Last Update 11-Jul-21