Here's a little write up on a pretty stretch of river in central WA. I've been out 7 times and every trip has been a really great time!! Thanks Chelan PUD for the releases. Hope to see you all next year!!! Creek Sides: Chelan Gorge: final release
I really hope the PUD keeps releasing a few weekend out of the year!! I grew up in chelan and started boating when I moved to colorado, unfortunately the last few release dates didn't work for me to make it out there...:/ It would be a shame to grow up there and never get to boat this gorge.
Thanks to everyone that did make it out for this run to happen, lets hope the PUD sees the good in it and keeps the scheduled releases going.
Chelan is a sweet run. It costs a lot of money in lost revenue for the PUD to hold these releases and is a good example that money isn't everything. Reading the write-up on the first descent back in 2000, I got the feeling those in attendance (on the canyon rim and in the river) shared the same sentiment. Chelan is a special place and a classic summer destination!! I look forward to future releases, too.
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