The weather here in the valley finally turned from melty winter to breezy spring. We had some of our family here visiting for the weekend so we loaded everybody up (6 adults, 7 kids and 4 dogs!) and we drove over to Cauldrin Linn. Cauldrin is a place on the snake river where the canyon narrows to about 50 feet.
The water roils and boils and churns like nothing I've ever seen. The water levels are still really low--no spring runoff yet--but it is still quite a sight. When the reservoirs are full and the water runs full throttle, Cauldrin Linn is a ground shaking experience to see! This weekend the water levels were so low that most of the rocks were exposed showing the smooth crevices and rounded boulders.
Above and below the narrows the water is calm and peaceful.
We were the only people in the canyon and the dogs had a blast sniffing every nook and cranny and running in a full-throttle skipping-gallop over the fields flattened by the winter snows.
We discovered that Paisley loves to swim!
We were practicing our rock skipping skills on the glassy smooth water up river. When Paisley splashed through the quiet surface we thought she had fallen in but she climbed out, shook enough to get us all wet and jumped in again. Thankfully we live in an area with plenty of dog friendly swimming holes!