After the symposium, we had some time to kill before the evenings festivities. Some people went on a hike, some went home to catch their breathe, while others headed out to paddle the Middle and Lower stretches of the White Salmon River. Unfortunately, due to the river-wide tree falling about 50 feet below rattlesnake rapid that very afternoon, we could not hold the playboating clinic.
The evening segment of the day was held at Solstice in Bingen, WA. Here we had "all you can eat" pizza (and their pizza is awesome), pasta dishes and breadsticks. Solstice had to work hard to keep up with the appetite of river guides!
And . . . what's a celebration without cake! These eager participants are awaiting the cutting of the cake and the raffle!
Hope to see you next year . . . every year is bigger, better and different! If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers through our website - www.wsriverfest.org. If you would like to support this event and help us keep it going, we accept donations through the website for this non-profit event.