It’s almost the end of February and the 2013 Upper Wind River Festival is soon upon us!Â
Saturday, March 16, 2013 is the 2013 Wind River Festival, the kickoff to this year’s Western Whitewater Championship Series!Â The series is comprised of about 17 races over 7 festivals throughout the Northwest between March and October. Racers receive points for their standing at the end of each race, and at the end of the series, the individual with the most points wins. Categories include: Women’s K1, Men’s K1, Cataraft Men, Cataraft Women, Raft Men, Raft Women.
Saturday’s event features a mass-start downriver race for all categories on the class IV “Upper Wind”. The Upper Wind, located near Carson, WA has everything from boulder gardens, to ledge drops, and is full of fun little boofs and rapids such as Initiation, Ram’s Horn, Balls to the Wall Right, and Climax.Â The race itself is about 3 miles long, from the Stabler put-in to shortly below “Climax”, and takes on average between 22-27 minutes.