Posted by: Columbia River | March 29, 2009

Kennewick Paddle is a hit! – Photo Update

paulryanyotesPaul, Timber, & Yotes below one of a few canal falls pouring into the Columbia River upstream of Pasco, WA.

The Kennewick Party drew a great crowd. We paddled 15 miles of the Columbia River on the south end of the Hanford Reach on Saturday. Ground Support arrived just in time and The Risen Sun Premiere later that after noon was a big success! Thanks to Chris Bolken and Leif Kirchoff for hosting the event and COR Cellars & Syncline Winery for their support!



paul_suncatchersPaul boiling water with the Sun Catchers Oven

Sunday morning Ground Support said farewell to Paul and Keel since they had to work with the wind. Chris Bolken showed us what the Tri-Cities had to offer for whitewater with Bailie Creek as well as a couple interesting canals. One of which Ryan Scott decided to run that was nearly a 1/4 mile long dropping around 100ft. Video of this descent can be seen in a 2010 Film Release from Huckin Huge

bailie1Cody Howard (In the water) & Leif Kirchoff at the put-in for Bailie Creek, WA


‘The Plunge’ on Bailie Creek

nflumeRyan & Paul scouting.

cody_flume1Cody checking out the ‘Nuclear Flume’

Next weekend, Hood River! Keep checking the Ground Support Journal for daily updates.

codytimberGround Support out!


  1. […] Support went on a tour of the Tri-Cities area’s best whitewater, it did not disappoint. Kennewick Paddle Photo Update  here!  ..with Whitewater Update on Bailie Creek. – March 28, The Columbia Experience joins […]

  2. Sorry to hear of the rebreak…ouch… I can relate with having had a bad back injury only a month out on the non stop sail from RI to NZ.. You just get into a groove with perserverence and make it happen. All Koodos to you. Hope you are able to support it so it can heal properly. you guys are young. Keel’s hip I know has been a real issue. Big hugs. I have a credo… Keep On, Keepin On xoxoxo

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