Whitewater Forum: Sultan Releases - 9/2 and 9/9
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Sultan Releases - 9/2 and 9/9

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Topic: Sultan Releases - 9/2 and 9/9
Posted By: NateW
Subject: Sultan Releases - 9/2 and 9/9
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2017 at 2:53pm

I'm considering getting on the 9/2 release. It would be great if enough people sign up so it can happen. Don't sign up if you aren't sure you can go. This is a *big* day - 15+ miles of class iv/iv+/v - but very good stuff. The river description page gives a very good account of what you can expect.

Posted By: James
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2017 at 10:35am

Related Documents

http://www.snopud.com/Site/Content/Images/generation/Whitewater514sign_tabloid.pdf - Boating Map

http://www.snopud.com/Site/Content/Documents/whitewater/WhitewaterRelease.pdf - Release Form

Posted By: esh8
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 8:11pm
Is anyone planning to just run the lower sultan tomorrow?

Posted By: water wacko
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2017 at 1:54pm
If you're comfortable running the lower (Last Nasty), you'll be fine on the Upper section. In fact, the Upper section has far less water in it than the Lower does... on release days.

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman

Posted By: NateW
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2017 at 9:45pm
Not that I can go next week, but how was the wood?

Posted By: jondufay
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2017 at 1:17pm
We only had 1 wood portage early on (before the diversion dam), but there was a lot of wood in play (esp in the 1st half).

ahh, f--- it dude, lets go boating...

Posted By: DonL
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2017 at 1:48pm
How was the water temperature coming out of Spada Lake. Did most paddlers go with dry suits last weekend or was that too warm. Thanks for the info. for this weekend.

Posted By: jondufay
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2017 at 7:06pm
The water was super cold and the portage required you to wade waist deep for a few steps.   Air was hot, wear a drysuit, just put it on after the hike in. You will be on the water for several hours.

ahh, f--- it dude, lets go boating...

Posted By: DonL
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2017 at 9:18am
Thanks so much for the information. That is very helpful!


Posted By: jonlcrain
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2017 at 10:39am
email from Snohomish County:

"Due to fire danger, the Sultan Basin is now closed to all public recreation until further notice. This decision includes the cancellation of the whitewater release originally scheduled for Saturday, September 9th. The District apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this decision."

Posted By: ChristianKnight
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2017 at 2:10pm
I asked Keith Binkley if Snohomish County PUD could postpone, rather than cancel, the release. He said, in couched language that the PUD would explore options to do just that. Based on his language, I have a feeling that a little direct pressure would help the PUD find the options to do just that. His email address is: mailto:KMBinkley@SNOPUD.com - KMBinkley@SNOPUD.com

Definitely wear a drysuit if you have one, or a thicker layer with your drytop. The water flows from the bottom of the dam, which is quite cold. I'd love to do it again this fall.

Catch your eddies,

Posted By: jonlcrain
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2017 at 1:30pm
I replied to the cancelation email and received this reply from Keith:

"We will explore options for rescheduling this event. If we do, it will be after October 15th."

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