We have made it to the Source!
After miles and miles of paddling and talking with amazing people all along the Columbia River we have made it to the source at Canal Flats. These last miles are some of the hardest. Heavy currents make it necessary to pole or line the canoes up rapids and drag them across gravel bars. We reach the headwaters of the Columbia and realize that we must continue down the Kootenay and back to Columbia and Kettle Falls.
Sea 2 Source Episode 6: The Current and the Source from Voyages of Rediscovery on Vimeo.
We have made it to the Source of the mighty Columbia River. 1243 Miles, and three months it has taken us. Heavy current, and long lakes. Still, glassy water, and six-foot whitecaps. We have paddled this far for the People and the Salmon. We can not give enough thanks to all of the people who supported us along the way, and were always fired up and excited about the Journey. The story doesn't end here, there are still Salmon that need to be brought over the dams, and many more canoes to be built on the Columbia River!