Hi all. This is just a friendly PSA to let you know that unless you have a car waiting for your downriver, this is about the time of year when finding a friendly lake to paddle on is a far safer bet. The Willamette River has been regularly flowing over 3ft/second which is faster than most average paddlers can possibly paddle against the current so unless you’re going for a one way paddle, and if you are please let me know because I’ll try to join you, play it safe. Please see the post here about safer destinations in the local Portland area you might want to consider when the rivers are moving fast.
Be safe out there!