Every since I moved  to Cashmere, WA. to be closer to the Wenacthee River, I have been amazed at how much this river changes.  It doesn’t matter if we have big flood one year or a season when in late summer we see a low of 250 cfs.  This year we have had a lot of freeze-thaw weather with a fews days of rain to top it off. As I drive pass this rapid every day, I can’t help but look longingly over at the river, fantasizing spring flow.   All winter long I watched a little bit of bit of erosion and few weeks ago I noticed a little bit more than usual while passing by. I thought one day there will a huge rock sitting at the top of Drunkards; however, I didn’t think it would happen this soon. I cannot help but wonder what blessing the river god has bestowed upon us with this gift.

I bet you will do some interesting mystery moves in the hole that will form here at high water.

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Down stream river left.

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Look up at the newly exposed area of the wall. This rock is rotten.

 

Drunkard's 2-2012_01

Standing on river left about 20' upstream from where the top wave forms. A fun line would be to catch the eddy that forms right against the sand stone, fiery out on the the wave, surf for a bit and then peel off the wave and get ready to boof, sub-out, and/or take a beat down.

 

Drunkard's 2-2012_02

River right side of Drunkards. It looks like there is a bit more rock that will fall in the near future.