Posted 2009-06-03 18:41:55 by Bryan Swan
I made a run up to the Ross Lake area yesterday and was absolutely astounded by the volume of water in pretty much every stream up there. Bacon, Goodell and Granite Creeks were doing their best impressions of the Columbia River, Gorge Creek Falls and Ketchum Creek Falls (among many others) were both by far as voluminous as I've ever seen (those of you attending next week's workshop should get to witness this yourselves if the warm temperatures hold out) and Ross Lake is nearly full. This means the spillways might actually be opened on the three dams up there soon, bringing to life the usually dry rapids in the Skagit Gorge above Newhalem. If this happens, go see it, its a rare occurrence and is quite spectacular to witness.