PNW spotlight - Ohanepecosh

 Recently, I was able to paddle one of the prettiest rivers around, the Ohanepecosh. The Ohane is a summertime classic I try and hit every year. Uber clean water flows out of Mt Rainier Nat'l Park and down through the Ohane (oh-hahn-EE) gorges. So clean and tasty, I usually don't even bring a water bottle.

WA is an incredible place for whitewater. Good thing the economy sucks, otherwise I'd have to work all the time! Been fooling around with a new camera this year, too. Here's a little eye candy and some good times, y'all!!

                                                  babooom                                    Fish pic


Joni Randall at the get in
 The Ohanepecosh starts at Secret Camp, just a hundred yards from the Park boundary. In 2006 a massive flood altered the river significantly and deposited an extremely large amount of old growth in the upper canyons. Secret Camp is about halfway through the traditional run, but still offers plenty of high quiality drops. If you know the run, or know Jedi mind tricks you don't have to get out of your boat til the takeout.

Jess Matheson makin' it look goood

Ellie Wheat charges a tight slot

clean water all the way to the get out

Fish lines up at Butcher's Block. Lower Triple in the background

                                                                               Fish pic
                                                      POW!!!                                                  Fish pic

Scott Waidelich, takin' it in

Ellie and Jess

Ellie at Elbow Room, elbows in tact!
bottom of Elbow Room
Daan Jimmink expressing thoughts between laps on Ohane Falls

the Ohanepecosh has lots of potholes

Jess in the 'pothole' above Ohane Falls proper

this little pothole can get juicy

 and will beat your ASS!

...until you swim


you keep your shizz together

Ellie goes deep and keeps it together

Daan is very good at boofing

crankin' that shit out!!

                               Daan likes settin'er down easy                       Fish pic
                          boofing with a Blunt Family Paddle                   Fish pic
                                                     ... is so nice                            Fish pic
                           Ellie runs right at Ohane Falls                        Fish pic
                                        Joni likes the Ohane                               Fish pic
                                                                         Jess                                                       Fish pic

summa time, an livin's e z
secret camp
woodsy goods
Daan on his third lap at Ohane Falls

Well, another chapter has come to an end. Hope you enjoyed the show. Til next time, y'all. Thanks for stopping by.