Tumwater Canyon is perhaps the biggest roadside whitewater anywhere. Located just out of Leavenworth, Washington, the Wenatchee River carves a 6000 foot deep gorge though solid granite. Class V and Class VI is just steps from the guardrail. We followed 23 year old Sam Grafton as he lapped this big water section all by himself.
Despite the guardrail approach and a state full of world class boaters, Sam could not get paddling partners for this section. As of this date, Sam has ran Tumwater’s big water 37 times this year, mostly solo.
We were fortunate enough to have Tumwater Solitude picked up to tour the world with Banff Mountain Film Festival for 2014/2015. Keep an eye out as it tours 40 countries!
Tumwater Solitude has also been selected to tour the world with Radical Reels!