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Old 10-25-2012  
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Lower, lower White Salmon River video

Just spotted this.

Although I am UK based I have been following the Condit Dam removal with interest. There are a number of "lost" sections of river over here buried under dams.

I am puzzled though. Was it only the sections above the Condit dam that were paddleable previously? Or sections below the dam on dam releases?

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that is outstanding, looks beautiful
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There are several sections upstream of the dam that are regularly paddled. The section below the dam was paddle-able, but was very bony and not done very much. I think the biggest excitement is for the stretch that was covered by the lake created by the dam.
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Was it only the sections above the Condit dam that were paddleable previously?
The normal sections people run (farmlands, green truss, and middle white salmon) are above the old dam. There is enough water through rain/springs that the river has enough water to paddle all year. People occasionally paddled below the dam, but most of the action was above.

The question now is when is the first Mt Adams to the Columbia multi day trip going to happen.
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Basically (if you want to google map it) middle white takes out at husum and there was a short II-III run below there that ran into the lake. Below the dam was an exploratory woodfest with the one class IV-V you see in the video, but it never had any water.

In conclusion, this is awesome.
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