saskia

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saskia wrote 1078 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



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natefry

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natefry wrote 1078 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



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bozemankayaker

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bozemankayaker wrote 1078 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



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tommygunn

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tommygunn wrote 1078 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I took some friends down the Upper Tumwater section of the Wenatchee River. It had been a while since I’d paddled this stretch, but it is a very wide section of the river and the rapids are seemingly less difficult than the main section of Tumwater Canyon. It is still considered class III-IV, especially when paddled at higher volumes.

The first rapid of the run starts after about 3/4 of a mile of flat water. It consists of a large entry wave followed by several exploding laterals and tapers off into some boogie that braids through a shallow boulder garden. The day we paddled it, we dropped in just assuming everything was all good. Bad call on my part.



Categorized as:check-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-rivercheck-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-rivercheck-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-rivercheck-out-whats  •  down-the-river  •  down-the-upper  •  downstream  •  upper-tumwater  •  wenatchee  •  wenatchee-river

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