With a thin blanket of snow on the ground, sun in the sky, and more paddlers than you could possibly push down the put in trail, the Green Truss Raft Race on March 5, 2011 was nothing but fun! The race course started just below the put-in bridge at the first rapid and ended in the eddy above big brother falls. The water level read @ 3.3ft. on the Husum gauge with a healthy flow in the Truss.
Team Bigfoot consisting of Orion Meredith, Matt Hogge and Jed Hawkes had the fastest time. JP and Rick James had the fastest R-2 time.
Winner of the Big Bro Huck went to team Chafe made up of Mike Arnold and Quin Slocumb! Not only did they do a great job entertaining us Saturday, but they went back Sunday and stomped their line with a fully rigged boat (including a cooler).
All photos by Keel Brightman
Northwest Video Scrapbook #8 is finally here!
In this DVD we take a unique look at the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding areas, with footage that dates back as early as 1991. This year in general The Gorge saw an onslaught of big waterfall runners testing the mighty falls that line the 80 mile long cliffs up and down the Columbia River Gorge. If you have ever paddled or even just visited the gorge, you do not want to miss this video! There is no place like the CRG! Check out the Trailer below and for premier dates and more info CLICK HERE
The Northwest Video Scrapbook #7 premieres have come to an end. Thank You to Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland for hosting the final event, as well as Luke Spencer, Next Adventure, & eNRG Kayaking for the support. HUB set us up in the basement, far from the non paddlers in the restaurant, great place, great beer, & it was great to see everyone there!
Johhny Ott with a future generation PDX Paddler
Lizzy pointing out the way to the show!
local paddlers enjoying the show..
The next day we were back at it early..
Cody Howard – a tough look for a tough decision!