Couple Days on Willamette River

Between long hikes, recovery workouts on the bike along the wonderful Willamette River can be amazing. The river’s level is high, higher at this time of year for over 5 years. The up-stream Lookout Reservoir was even ‘lowered’ so it could catch the remaining mountain snow pack … still melting.

The blue areas = remaining snow pack that will feed into Willamette watershed, eventually.

Source: GaiaGPS and NOAA

One day, a ride of 35 miles was possible with less than 3 miles on roads – the rest on the bike / walk paths along the river. There is never a shortage of people out on and along the river. Sometimes, one can forget that this is pretty much within a metro / urban area of >200,000 people. – this is all from my front door, too.

NOTE: All photos from iPhone SE2

We watched the kayakers a couple of different times – a leader or two and a school group? … the leader showed them 2x how to navigate up-stream rapids and rollover too! Fun to watch

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  • Colton took a class this summer, roll overs we’re a part of it! We practiced in Y pool! Leaving tomorrow?

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