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Lake Union/Union Bay Paddle + I.D. Food Walk

  • NorthWest Outdoor Center

    2100 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA (map)

    47.640251 -122.341705

  • Meet at the top of the stairs down to NWOC.
  • We are going to paddle from the NWOC dock on Lake Union out to Portage Bay, Union Bay, and around the Arboretum area. Afterward, (optional) we'll go to the 4th Annual International District (Seattle) Lunar New Year Food Walk.

    Sign-up Requirements:

    This is a 7 nautical-mile winter paddle in cold water that may be subject to wind waves.

    To sign up for this paddle, you need to be an advanced novice or beyond paddler, with re-entry and rescue training, skills and practice, and you must be able to paddle at a 2.5 knots pace.  The required kayaking experience and skills need to be documented in your meetup-profile information and your answers to the sign-up questions.

    Schedule and Itinerary:

    9:00 a.m. - park, off-load ourkayaks, meet at the top of the stairs, and carry our kayaks and gear down to the NWOC dock.

    10:00 a.m. - launch from the NWOC dock and paddle out to the Arboretum and back, approx. 7 n.m.

    ~ 12:45 pm. arrive back at NWOC, load up the kayaks, and (optional) drive to the International District in Seattle.

    ~ 1:30 p.m. (optional) lunch at the International District Lunar New Year Food Walk.

    Rental Gear

    NWOC opens at 10 a.m. and has rental kayaks and drysuits available.  If enough folks are renting, they may open a little early for us.

    Conditions and Contingency:

    This paddle is contingent upon reasonably safe wind and weather conditions.

    Equipment Requirements:

    Kayak, paddle, pfd, paddlefloat, pump, sprayskirt, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and snacks, waterproof hat, VHF radio if you have one, drysuit.  Layered warm clothes, waterproof insulated paddle gloves and/or pogies, warm head and ears protection.  Extra change of warm clothes in a dry-bag.

    Immersion Gear:

    Immersion gear (wetsuit or drysuit, preferably drysuit) is mandatory for this paddle.

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  • Les

    Aaron I started a new home business and have an obligation this Sat. Have a great hike

    January 30, 2014

  • Robert T.

    Why did you change this from Blake?

    January 30, 2014

  • Les

    Aaron noted the change Thanks

    January 29, 2014


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