Historically much has done to keep the Upper Sandy from meandering outside if it’s “designated” stream bed.
Students, scientists, psychologists, attorneys…all paddlers in the spectrum of our conservation rainbow.
First to last. The Sandy River spectrum will continue to change. We must keep fighting. One is only as good as their last performance. A few days later we arrived at the Ohanepecosh River. The continuum continued.
Glory on the Ohane.
Scott Gerber makes a successful return to the Ohane after getting chopped up at Butcher’s Block last summer.
The Cispus at Randle was hovering around 700cfs, time to get some on the Upper Upper.
The Athlete and Stunt Man broke ranks from ORT years ago, and were glad they did. Crazy bastards:) Our kind of boaters!
The “good ole boys”. Year 8 and going strong.
Prior to this drop Dan talked us into running Split Drop on the left without a scout. Yee haw baby.
Split and Island Drops were clean, both super fun on the left. That weird slot rapid somehow kicked out butt yet swimming is part of rafting.
Ox ponders the hole which guards the entrance to the eddy just feet above Big Behemoth.
We wanted a picture of the big daddy which meant we would have to run it without safety and catch the eddy near the lip without having done so prior. To make it even more exciting we broached on the second to last ledge, ran it backwards, yet still managed to squeeze into the eddy next to Dan and Jeff.
Hanging on in the eddy above the blind 30 footer. Bruce, “I don’t know how I let you talk me into this @#*%” !
Everything you want in life is just outside your comfort zone.
We have been through a lot together in just 8 years.
Our set of values can vary infinitely within the river continuum. The river is a constant.
A sanctuary of spirit and grace.