The Little White holds some of the most pristine class V whitewater in the Northwest, possibly the entire West Coast, its rapids known worldwide: Gettin' Busy, Boulder Sluice, Island, Sacriledge, Double Drop, Enchanted Forest, S-Turn, Backender, Bowies, Wishbone, Horseshoe, Stovepipe, Spirit.
The 30th annual Clackamas River Festival took place this year the weekend of May 18/19 2013. The two day event is part of the Western Whitewater Championship Series, a summer long series of races across the Northwest. With only three races left after Clackfest, paddlers came out in full force to gain points, and enjoy the festivities: rafters, stand-up paddleboarders, driftboaters, whitewater kayakers, even inner-tubers!
Spring in the Northwest is go-time for whitewater paddlers. Rivers are full to their banks (typically), and rain boots are are out in full storm (typically)! While spring has only just sprung, this spring is different, as paddlers find themselves praying for rain, watching NOAA's radar for the slightest hint of moisture. Mid-March starts the Western Whitewater Championship Series: a series of paddling festivals throughout the spring and summer featuring various downriver races and events. The first festival of the season was the Wind River Festival, a 25 minute all out sprint to the finish through...