Raging, Washington, US
Hwy 18 to Preston
||III+ (for normal flows)
Raging PutinPhoto of Joe Sauve by Brian Vogt taken 2005.03.27 @ 700
This run begins as a small class III run just below the Hwy 18 bridge. This section is narrow and
shallow and very prone to collection of wood. You should expect to get out a few times and portage,
so be careful not to commit beyond what you can see is clear.
The banks are lined with houses much like the middle portion of the Preston to Falls City run.
There are few rapids as well defined as Cheesegrater or the Canyon on the lower run, but there are
few noticebly steeper sections, including a 2-foot boulder ledge.
To reach the putin for this run, return to eastbound I-90 and take the Hwy 18 exit. Driving south
on Hwy 18 you'll encounter a bridge over the Raging roughly 1 mile south of the Hwy 18 - I-90
interchange. Park on the right south of the bridge, and walk down to the river. There is a gate
here, and the road splits just beyond the gate -- bear right. It's a five minute carry to the
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Last Updated: 2005-08-30 17:14:11