What a race! I keep thinking to myself, “WOW, there was some WICKED water out there!” The mighty Columbia once again reminded us not to take her for granted and humbled a great many teams. Quite a few of the team never finished the race due to the morning conditions. It was definitely a character-building race and a reminder to respect the water. Thankfully it’s was a beautiful day in the gorge, with big water and an unscheduled swim for several crews. Over 1/3 of the crews never finished the race, ours included.
Mahalo to JD adn David Chun along wth all the other escort boats out there keeping us safe. The race wouldn’t happen without them!
Cheers to all of the paddlers that were out there! I can’t wait to hear your individual stories that come out of it!!
Mahalo to Mel Ponder Photography for a great many photos like the one above.