You got up past the arb? Impressive! Last time I tried I ended up immobile, just not enough oomph to get past the current there.
You were at the Cascades but didn't run the cascades? That could've been your whitewater training!!!!
We didn’t want to portage and wanted to hammer as close as we could to the dam. A dude smoking and boozing cheered us on. And, tight on time. Tizoc and I never got past the first bridge at the edge of the arb.