stinson to Slide in


Evan Virnoche

How crazy is this float? I have heard from some that it is swift but really is no problem with basic knowledge. On the other hand some of my books say it is an expert section. I know above leidle it can be hairier than roseanne.

I will be doing a 3 day trip the weekend of 20 th and would like to klick 2 out of 3 daya
It's nothing crazy. There's a corner or two that had sweepers the last time I did it 2yrs ago. But you can see them far enough away to plan accordingly. I've taught a few people how to row on this float with no problems.

Evan Virnoche

as far as i know. Im doin a 3 day camp trip the following weekend with my dad which is supposed to be the maiden voyage with its new owners


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Soda Springs, half way down the float has a lot of big machinery tearing out the old logging road and it is putting some color in the water. For new rowers to the Klickitat I always like to see the look on their faces as they go over the first waterfall just below the Stinson boat launch. My 8 year old son was hiding in the front of the boat crying and as soon as we went through the wave train coming out of the falls and he could look back, "That was so cool dad lets go back and do it again". Jesse and Luke rowed it at 3000 CFS last June, it was a long wave train.


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The float isn't crazy at all. I did it two years ago and never even noticed the part that is supposed to be difficult just upstream of the slide take-out.