2019 Capture the Rapture Photography Contest | Oct. 7 – Nov. 4
The water has been calm for several miles. A relief, considering the last gut-wrenching, teeth-clenching, we-might-go-belly-up, torrent of rapids. The memory of not breathing still fresh and hands still numb from gripping the rope. Our fearless paddle captain whistling all the while.
by Eric Johnson
Photo Cred:"Rivers lead us to the most serene places, some areas untouched by man. But on the other side of the spectrum, more often than not, man has altered in some way, our most precious resource. But this place has recently seen both scenarios, where man came and then left. And Mother Nature continues on flowing freely. I am in love with the places we can defend, respect, and cherish like the Lower White Salmon. This image displays the calm before the experience just downstream. Down stream we go..." -John Webster of Boise, Idaho | White Salmon, Washington | CTR 2018
The kayakers showed up to the put-in at the Boundary Creek Boat Launch with small cars and a couple of kayaks strapped to the top. The rafters showed up with vans full of gear, and rafts on a trailer with even more gear beneath the rafts. The kayakers wrung their hands while staring at the pile of gear stacked on the boat launch. The rafters shrugged and dug around for more cam straps.
“Yes, the pink blowup Flamingo Floaty is coming with us.”
by Eric Johnson
Photo Cred: ” The best naps are enjoyed in a eddy on top of a boat. ” – Susanne Morais of Raleigh NC | Colorado River – Grand Canyon | CTR 2018
The problem was this: somewhere on a six-day river trip down the river of no return. I was told by the trip leader that we were not going to return.