Day 1: A Flooded River
Three days of torrential downpour before we arrived. At least 7" total, we heard.
Rising water levels.
Dark, murky water, instead of the green we like to see.
There was nothing good about the conditions.
We hiked along the riverbank to an eddy. Taking our chances. Trying our luck. Not certain at all of hooking a coho. In other words, fishing.
Inspite of the less than ideal conditions, Maia twitched up her first river coho.
Maia checks out the Sol Duc River coho hatchery, on the way back to the car.
Day 2: Floating the Sol Duc River
Over breakfast with our guide Bob Ball, well before sunrise, we talked about our options. The Calawah was one option. The Sol Duc was the other.
Given the conditions, neither option felt like the right option. It could go either way.
We rolled the dice on the Sol Duc.