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Tulalip Bay and Kayak Point Day-Paddle

Description: We are going to paddle from Tulalip Bay (north of Everett) northward to Kayak Point and Warm Beach.  Not sure what to expect on this coast ... let's go see what's there!  The Stilly estuary at the north end of our paddle should be interesting, and we'll have a nice rising tide.

Sign-up Requirements:  This is a 12 nautical mile paddle in cold water that may be subject to wind waves.  To sign up for this paddle, you must be an advanced novice or beyond paddler with good boat-handling, bracing, re-entry, and rescue skills and practice, and be able to paddle a sustained 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.   RSVP's without answers to the sign-up questions will be deleted.

Kayak Point, Washington,[masked]° N,[masked]° W

[masked]:24 AM PDT  -0.83 feet  Low Tide

[masked]  4:30 PM PDT ~ 9.00 feet  Tide

[masked]  6:47 PM PDT  11.24 feet  High Tide

Schedule and Itinerary:

11:30 a.m. - Meet at the beach at Tulalip Bay, off-load, and car shuttle to Kayak Point County Park in Stanwood (11 minutes car shuttle each way).

12:30 p.m - Launch, and paddle north 6 n.m  to a ~3:00 p.m. shore stop at Kayak Point County Park, then north 3 n.m. to a ~4:30 p.m. shore stop at Warm Beach, then 3 n.m. back south to Kayak Point County Park (12 n.m. day total).

~ 6:00 p.m. - take-out at Kayak Point, complete any car-shuttle back-drive, and catch an optional beverage and dinner on the way home.

Miscellaneous Logistics:

There is a small parking fee at Kayak Point County Park.  A Discovery Pass is not required.

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, picnic lunch, waterproof hat, VHF radio if you have one, drysuit or wetsuit.   Extra change of warm clothes in a dry-bag.

Immersion Gear:

Immersion protection, a wetsuit or drysuit, is required on this paddle.

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  • Whitney

    Someone want to call me? Got car going, not sure if I can make it in time. [masked]

    1 · July 26, 2014

    • Whitney

      On my way!

      July 26, 2014

    • Pete M.

      Whitney, I hope you get this. You left your spray skirt in my car. It is now hanging in the garage.

      July 29, 2014

  • Brian

    Kayak frisbee. It's now a thing!

    1 · July 27, 2014

  • Aaron S

    Interesting exploratory. Different than our usual; some Tulalip Tribe territory (… with we in kayaks and the Natives in dune buggies being ferried to a Potlach), a few spots with folks on the beach and playing in power boats, and mostly a nice big bay and nice high bluffs, and occasional small, pleasant looking, waterfront communities. One big plus up this way… no shoreline railroad. Kayak County Park is a good launch/land spot, albeit with a $7 fee. The CMT campsite was right in the big county beach park and on this summer day full of day-picnicers; not much of a destination in its own right. Warm Beach further north looked like a nice community (with no public landing spots), and darned if the water isn’t quite warm. And the big prize: the Stillaguamish estuary is really, really cool! It’s like being in giant (… very giant) natural corn maze. Expect me to post a Fall paddle there, when lots of birds are back (… and with some planning, outside duck-hunting season).

    July 27, 2014

  • Whitney

    Hey all. Got in my car, only to discover my battery was dead. Taking care of it now, but I might be a little late. I still need to grab my boat and put it on my car

    July 26, 2014

  • Beth V

    Excited to get back on the water, been hiking more than kayaking lately. This one sounds like fun.

    July 23, 2014

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