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Wenatchee  (3. Tumwater Canyon)   Class IV-V   Min 900 cfs    |    Max 5000 cfs   Current 3240 cfs (Reported on 01-08-2020 14:15:00)
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Meeting Time : 8/5/2007 11:00:00 AM
Meeting Place : Swiftwater Picnic Area
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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Topic: Tumwater Goodness! Discussion Thread
    Posted: 29 Jul 2007 at 7:35pm

This is the Tumwater Goodness! discussion thread. Please post any questions below.

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Now that Tumwater is getting into the lower end of the range it is time to enjoy the goodness.  I'm planning on taking the time to scout the three big rapids and don't mind showing first timers the lines.   

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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 29 Jul 2007 at 9:42pm
I'll likely be in on this one!
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  Quote ashleygoesdisco Replybullet Posted: 30 Jul 2007 at 12:17am
Arrghh. Maybe. What do you think.... Tom? If I get a rocker and bring it?
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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Posted: 30 Jul 2007 at 9:07am

I hate to make a call for other people Ahley.  My guess is that you would want to portage the Wall and POW and be 50/50 on Chaos.  Personally I think you should (at a minimum) be comfortable in BD at 3000 before trying it.  Depending on the group we might put in at the bridge and run upper Tum for warm up.  If so you could run that and play safety/photographer for the rest of the run.  Probably not what you were hoping to hear. 



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  Quote ashleygoesdisco Replybullet Posted: 30 Jul 2007 at 11:07am
Actually. It's exactly what I needed to hear. I know you've paddled much harder stuff than I have, and that makes your opinion valid, imho. So... Thank you! I'll see what I have going on next weekend. I've played photographer on that section before. 
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  Quote SupaSta Replybullet Posted: 30 Jul 2007 at 12:10pm
Kodak courage. That's just what this group needs :-)

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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 10:30am
Levels are looking good!
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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 10:42am
I'm gettin stoked! Time to give that creeker a last minute fit test.
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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 10:54am

I just hope someone else decides to come.  I'll run lots of rivers with just 2 people, Tumwater is not one of them. 

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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 11:31am
If I can make it there'll be at least one other boater from the tri cities. (basically If I can't split gas costs I can't afford to go)
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  Quote septimus prime Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 12:35pm

Hey Tom,

If the level drops closer to 1000, I'll be in on this.

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  Quote PowWrangler Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 12:52pm
I'll be out there Saturday again.  If I end up staying the night and it works out, I'd be happy to do a slower run and scout the big ones.
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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2007 at 1:20pm

Septimus, if it drops to 1250 or so you should be good to go, 

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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 10:39am
A few of you have PM'ed me to ask about the run.  There is some video of the run here coutesy of Slickhorn (Brian Vogt):
The flows should be about the same but thankfully, there will be no snow on the banks.  Brrrrr.
 
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  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 11:06am
The guide book says Tumwater is a playboat run. I have a strong feeling there will be a lot of people out there this weekend. With cooler temps I'm guessing it'll drop to around 1100. It's 1340 now and there isn't much difference until you get above 1500. -1000, 1500, 2000, and 3000+ are good benchmarks. If you're nervous and have problems in BD below 3000 I think walking the Wall and POW are good options. Chaos is much more straight forward with less consequence. The Wall is a long one.
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  Quote huckin harms Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 11:16am
What guide book are you reading?
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  Quote PowWrangler Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 11:20am
I've been meaning to bring my playboat in there one of these days, but after seeing James cave in his bow last weekend after pitoning in The Wall, I might hold of till I get some better foot foam. 
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 11:29am
Happy Hairboating with Huckin Harms?
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  Quote arnobarno Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 11:37am
Looks like fun!


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  Quote Sisu Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 11:46am
I would like to tag along Sunday if the level doesn't increase.  I ran this a couple years ago at right around 1,000 (and walked Last Exit without thinking twice).  Creekboat for me...
 
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  Quote tradguy2 Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 12:31pm

I agree on both counts.  I'm taking a creeker and walking Exit.  Hope to see you there, levels should drop.

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 2:11pm
So who all is going out tomorrow for Tumwater?

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  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 3:02pm
I'm kidding about the guide book reference.
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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 3:22pm
Originally posted by James

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Sounds like a good addition to the collection, where can I pick up a copy?
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2007 at 3:35pm
It's on the shelf right next to Montana Marks Night Life Guide to Leavenworth. Depends on the book store... I think that Marks Guide to Leavenworth might be in the adult section now, I hear he is giving sneak peaks on friday and sat. night ! It costs like a few bucks though and there's not much to see from what the local ladies say!

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