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A Summer Millers Run
Posted by Erik on 7/9/2023, 6:13 am
There are lots of dam-release options for summer whitewater paddling around here, but there are also many rivers that rarely release in the summer. With the torrential downpours that we had on the 4th of July, a lot of dam operators had to release water this week, and a lot whitewater rivers were running. I was lucky to get on one of my favorites yesterday – the Upper Millers.
The Upper Millers is a 7-mile run with a little bit of everything. At yesterday’s level (1,000 cfs) it is a class II+ run with lots of eddies to catch and waves to surf – for me, a perfect open boat level. Paul padded it Thursday at a level of around 1,500 cfs – more like the spring release level. Nothing like summer whitewater. Few pictures from my run here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eckilson/albums/72177720309635906/with/53033551353/