Kayaking the Clearwater River

Dozens of paddlers put in at the Kettle on the Clearwater River during one of the Clearwater Kayak Festival events on Aug. 7. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)Dozens of paddlers put in at the Kettle on the Clearwater River during one of the Clearwater Kayak Festival events on Aug. 7. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
The first few kayakers made their way to one of the first rapids after the Kettle put-in where a photographer braved a nearby boulder for a pretty sweet view. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)The first few kayakers made their way to one of the first rapids after the Kettle put-in where a photographer braved a nearby boulder for a pretty sweet view. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from the Kettle put-in area for an event for the Clearwater Kayak Festival held Aug. 7 to 9. Paddlers from all over gathered in Clearwater for the weekend festivities that included camping, live music, yoga and of course, whitewater kayaking. One paddler braved the rapids to perch himself on a rock to take photos of the paddlers as they went by. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from the Kettle put-in area for an event for the Clearwater Kayak Festival held Aug. 7 to 9. Paddlers from all over gathered in Clearwater for the weekend festivities that included camping, live music, yoga and of course, whitewater kayaking. One paddler braved the rapids to perch himself on a rock to take photos of the paddlers as they went by. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Dozens of kayakers made their way through the Clearwater River rapids. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)Dozens of kayakers made their way through the Clearwater River rapids. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
After a quick start, the kayakers were on their way down the Clearwater River during the Clearwater Kayak Festival event. Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)After a quick start, the kayakers were on their way down the Clearwater River during the Clearwater Kayak Festival event. Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from the Kettle put-in area for an event for the Clearwater Kayak Festival held Aug. 7 to 9. Paddlers from all over gathered in Clearwater for the weekend festivities that included camping, live music, yoga and of course, whitewater kayaking. One paddler braved the rapids to perch himself on a rock to take photos of the paddlers as they went by. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

After a quick start, the kayakers were on their way down the Clearwater River during the Clearwater Kayak Festival event. Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Dozens of paddlers put in at the Kettle on the Clearwater River during one of the Clearwater Kayak Festival events on Aug. 7. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Dozens of kayakers made their way through the Clearwater River rapids. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

The first few kayakers made their way to one of the first rapids after the Kettle put-in where a photographer braved a nearby boulder for a pretty sweet view. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Stephanie Hagenaars

Clearwater Times