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June 14 - Boardman, Brown Bridge Landing to Oleson Bridge

 | Published on 6/14/2016
Great morning for a quick 2.5 hr paddle on the Boardman, admiring the irises with Jocelyn & Max. We had not paddled from Brown Bridge Landing down to Shumsky, or the Beitner Rapids in awhile, but agreed that the short paddle over the rapids was not worth the extra carry from Oleson Bridge, though we both used carts. The rock garden above the rapids was rockier than in past yrs, with a little scraping, even though the river is still high. We did a reverse shuttle, which I really enjoy since it cuts down on the drive time. Now, on to other rivers.... Sara Cockrell
Jocelyn & Max paddling rocky Beitner Rapids
Sara with purple flag iris in foreground
Max with his summer haircut