TIETON RIVER (Class III- IV) MEETUP AT 09:00A.M.
[Check out those Rapids!]
The Tieton is the most anticipated river of the season. Located near Yakima in the Snoqualmie National Forest, the Tieton River roars with over 14 miles of endless class III+ whitewater excitement. While just a creek in the summer, RimRock dam releases the whole month of September feeding the mighty Tieton River and creating intense rapids like “High Noon”, “Waffle-wall” and “Grasshopper.” Join us at the end of the season on the Tieton River for roller coaster waves, and beautiful desert weather.
3.5-4 hour adventure
Age Requirement: at least 10 years old
*Meet at Mile Post #180 on Highway 12
(2.5 miles East of Windy Point Campground, or 5.7 miles West of Junction Highway 12 and Hwy 410).
• Look for Wildwater River Guides vehicle. If lost, call[masked]
From Seattle, WA. approx. 4.5 hours
From Tacoma, WA. approx. 3.5 hours
Meetup will be at the SR 512 P&R behind McDonalds (at the concrete picnic tables) at 09:00 a.m. Departure will be at 09:15 a.m. Passengers will provide drivers $20 for gas.
[We may elect to stop for dinner on the way back]
They supply all of the river equipment that you will need, including a sleeveless wetsuit, neoprene booties for your feet, a helmet, and a PFD (personal floatation device).
*[A splash jacket can also be provided upon request]
For this river trip they suggest you bring:
• Swimsuit or swim trunks to wear under the wetsuit provided.
• Sunglasses with croakie attachment.
• If you are worried about getting cold on the trip you can bring extra layers. Fleece, wool, and polypropylene materials work best. Avoid anything made of cotton.
*Gas money for drivers if you are a passenger ($20).
*Money for snacks, coffee, and possibly dinner if the people in your carpool want to stop on the way back.
Meet at rendezvous.
1. Park cars. 2. Check in. Read through and sign participation waiver. 3. Receive the gear you will need for your river trip, change, and use your vehicle as a personal locker. 4. Ride the shuttle vehicle to the put-in/launch site. 5. Participate in a Guide Trip Talk. 6. Break into raft groups; meet your individual guide. 7. Go through basic river rafting instruction. 8. Raft river. 9. Take-out, change into dry clothing and return river gear you used to Wildwater Staff.
Call WILDWATER for questions and reservations
Make your reservation for the 1:30 PM rafting trip. Registration Code: 2013MEETUP
[masked]-WILD (9453) • [masked]-8558.
More information such as directions, itinerary, cancellation policy, and what to bring can be found at: http://wildwater-river.com/tieton-river.html
Disclaimer: Trailside is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of weather conditions are based on best available information, are subject to change, and are no guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose or appropriate for a certain fitness level. You may join us on this event at your own risk. Keep in mind that whitewater river rafting involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. and on the river. You are responsible for your own safety and the more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe.
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