This is a shot of Russ appearing to have just emerged from a narrow ice jammed channel. Hey, you don't get to paddle among car sized ice bergs every day.
We do understand that not many people would paddle this water in the winter but sadly not many paddlers enjoy it in nice weather either. It's some extraordinary water with beautiful scenery, loads of critters and enough whitewater to hold your attention. Today we saw several elk, turkeys, ducks, geese and a Pileated Woodpecker. To make it even better the mountains were snow covered and the banks were lined with huge ice from the recent ice jamming, Hey, what's not to like!!!