Posted by: magooch on Mar-10-13 1:17 PM (EST)
Yesterday was possibly better than a real spring day, because it was just like summer except a bit cooler. What makes it better? Well, when real spring time weather arrives, so does the freshet and the Columbia besides getting overly full of water to the point that the current no longer reverses on the incoming tide, but often the freshet brings a lot of logs and other debris down. Dodging logs and stuff is challenging, but I like the river the way it is right now.
I grabbed the flood tide yesterday, crossed to the Oregon side and rode upstream for several miles. The ride back downstream was against the current, but it was a great day to be on the river--no logs and no sea lions.