Tieton River Whitewater Rafting Trip MEETUP AT 09:00A.M.

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.

Season: September

3.5-4 hour adventure

Price: $69/pp

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]

 

Driving times:

From Seattle, WA. approx. 4.5 hours

From Tacoma, WA. approx. 3.5 hours

 

Meetup:

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]

 

Essentials

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.

Itinerary

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.

Signing up for any Trailside organized event indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of this disclaimer and hold harmless all Trailside Organizers and Leaders in the event of injury or loss.

 

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  • David T.

    Raft the Tieton on 9/21? How does a 1:30PM raft time sound?

    September 15, 2013

  • David T.

    Does anybody want to raft the Tieton again for 15% off on 9/21?

    September 11, 2013

  • Mary H.

    great,wonderful,fun, will do it again!

    September 10, 2013

  • Richard

    yep!~

    September 9, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Great time on the Tieton. So fun to see new friends and familiar faces. Thanks, David, for organizing this. Camping at Rimrock/Clear Lake was gorgeous. We played cards last night by the lake, watching the ducks leave their peaceful wakes. More of the same this a.m., along with a herd of huge steer (guess that's an oxymoron) that came through the campground, and lots of kokanee trying to jump up the falls.

    September 8, 2013

    • David T.

      Suzanne, your welcome. Perhaps next Tieton trip I will join you. Do you play UNO?:-)

      September 8, 2013

  • Neil

    Another astounding day on the river! The Tieton this year was more fun than last year's Tieton trip, with everybody in our raft getting a good helping of front-seat splash. I was very happy and grateful to have Jonathan again as our rafting guide -- he was also our guide on the White Salmon two months ago, and our raft had a blast. Also a fun time with everybody at dinner afterwards. We'll be doing more rafting next season, so stay tuned!! :-)

    September 7, 2013

    • David T.

      Lorri, check out the photos for the August 17 Bungee Jumping trip. That's me jumping off the bridge. Also Check out the July 27th White Salmon trip. That,

      1 · September 8, 2013

    • David T.

      (Finish from above) is us in the raft. Watch us go over the 10ft waterfall. Then watch me "ridin' the Bull", sitting on the bow of the raft with my legs stretched out over the water as we hit the rapids. What a ride. Can't wait to do it again. Maybe on the Green? It's your turn:-) If you got one ready to bungee jump that makes three of us, I can make it happen. I can post it to see if anyone else wants to go,(maybe one or two) or not. I would be more than happy to go with you.:-) what dates are you looking at?

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Mary G

    i will not be carpooling, i will see u there.

    September 7, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Ok Mary, See you there

      September 7, 2013

  • David T.

    TRAVEL ALERT: MUDSLlDE! Just pass the intersection of Hwy 410 and Hwy 12, there is a large mudslide over the road. Hwy 12 in that area is closed. This means we have to get onto 12 from the other direction. You can either take 410 to 123 and then turn onto 12, or take 7 (Pacific Ave), to 12. Either way you will be heading East on 12, instead of West. Both routes go over White Pass to Rimrock Dam. Undoubtful they will clear up the mudslide by tomorrow.

    September 6, 2013

    • David T.

      Yes. Either 410 thru Enumclaw but then turn right on 123 to 12 and go right on 12, over White Pass to Rimrock, or 7 Thru Spanaway, Eatonville, Alder, Nd then in Morton leave 7 and get on 12 taking you thru Glenoma, Randle, Packwood, White Pass and Rimrock.

      September 6, 2013

    • David T.

      The second one. We will head down 512, and take the Hwy 7, Pacific Avenue exit thru Spanawaw.. But I am not driving. Do any of the drivers thik different?

      September 6, 2013

  • David T.

    Copied from:
    http://www.king5.com/news/local/Friday-rain-storm-222663771.html

    A 24-mile stretch of State Route 20 between Mazama and Granite Creek was closed Friday morning due to mud slides and debris on the roadway. State Route 410 was also closed for a 3-mile stretch near the US 12 junction because of mud slides.

    September 6, 2013

    • David T.

      http://www.wsdot.com/...­ R 410 Both Directions - SR 410 is closed between milepost 105 to 108, nine miles west of the junction of US12, due to several mud slides. Roadway will remain closed until mud and debris is cleared and repairs to pavement surface have been made. Alternate routes are available.
      Last Updated: 9/6/[masked]:00 PM
      From milepost 108 to milepost 105 More

      September 6, 2013

  • David T.

    There is a discrepancy in the driving time to the Tieton river Meetup location. I called Wild River &pointed it out. The web page that they have (some of which I copied and pasted above) says it is a two and a half hour drive from Tacoma. After you register the email they send you says three hours to the river from Tacoma. I asked him to reconcile the difference. He said it is a two and a half if do not make any stops or there are no traffic slow downs. The three hour is the actual time they recommend in case there are slow downs or you make a rest stop along the way. I always give it 3 hours because we ARE going to make a rest room stop along the way because I have to. (Rest stop also may include stopping to food, gas, coffee, large mocha espresso etc...) That's why we are meeting at 10:00 and departing at 10:15 for a 1:30pm raft trip. It also takes several moments to park , assemble whatever you are bringing with you, check in, and meet the guides.

    September 6, 2013

  • David T.

    I just found out the Toutle river is a class IV rapid river. This is the river that a large mud flow came down after Mount St Helens blew creating the class IV rapid. Next year I am going to ride those rapids with Wild River. Anybody with me?

    2 · September 6, 2013

  • Prakash

    Thank you so much Lorri. I saw your comment and I signed up for that last spot left at 1:30 PM ! I am in bellevue, and I can drive up to renton to meet up with you for the car pool for the rest of the way. Please let me know where to met you - probably some place where I can leave my car parked safely for the rest of the day. I am at[masked] - if you want to send your number for any last minute coordinations that will be great too.

    September 2, 2013

    • Prakash

      Got it - I will see you at Sam's club at 9 am. Thanks.

      1 · September 3, 2013

  • David T.

    Those of us who made the 130pm time slot are each given a choice to remain there or move to 0900am. Right now I don't' how many will be at the 0900 time slot because they have not registered yet. As of yesterday the registered are all at 130pm. It would be helpful for everyone who is going to be at the 0900am time slot to indicate here of their intention to do so. This is for the purpose of forming 2 Meetup times at the P&R. I also don't know how many is already going to be down there camping and what time they intend to begin rafting. That too would be helpful so I can eliminate them from a car pool list. For those who have registered we are all at the 130pm time slot and if you choose to remain with the group, 130 is when we will start rafting unless I get notifications that the bulk of you want to switch to 0900am. Waiting to the last week to register created this problem and in. future trips I have been in consultation with with Justine and others how to rectify this problem.

    August 15, 2013

    • Richard

      HMM I am signed up for the 130pm trip and want to stay with that time, Richard

      August 16, 2013

    • Richard

      Lorri I live in Puyallup so i'll be coming west on 512, are you driving to Tieton river? If so may I ride with you?

      September 3, 2013

  • David T.

    Virginia, regarding your questions. All the information is on the Tieton sign up page. However, Justine at Wild water has informed me that all of their boats are now full for the 1:30pm time slot. They won't be reserving any more seats at that time. They will take reservations for those who want to raft at 0:900am. However that time is outside the Meetup time I have arranged. Anyone who has not reserved their 1:30pm seat has missed out on this Meetup event. Penny and some others are rafting at 0:900am, but they will be camping. I have not arranged an alternate Meetup time to car pool for those who signed up on the Trailside page, but delayed making their reservation with Wild Water for 1:30 and missed out because Wildwater filled all their rafts. That doesn't stop anyone from trying to get a car pool together here for a 09:00 raft time on their own.

    September 3, 2013

  • Suzanne

    A friend and I will be camping at Rimrock Lake the night before and the night after the rafting trip. We'll meet you all at the start. Let me know if anyone would like to join us for camping. Beautiful campsites on the lake just east of White Pass on Highway 12 not far from rafting.

    July 28, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Hi Penny, Sure, feel free to join us camping. Not sure yet what time we'll be there.

      August 14, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Hi Lorri, We are leaving Oly @ noon on Friday. If you'd like to carpool, let me know and I'll check and see if there's still room. If carpooling doesn't work out, yes, definitely the offer to camp still stands. We'll be at Rimrock Lake Fri. and Sat. nights. There are three of us, and we're bringing bicycles, as there is a nicely paved loop road around the lake. Hope you can join us!

      September 2, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Hi Everyone, I will be at the P & R 512 at 9:30 am on Saturday. I have room for 4 people comfortably in my Lincoln. It is Gold in color.
    What a Blast were going to have.
    See you Saturday at 512 P & R
    Jim Mattingly (402) 917 - 6480

    September 1, 2013

  • David T.

    CAR POOL INFO: I will not personally be at the Lakewood P&R this Saturday. Just like last year, I will already be down there camping Saturday morning. But also just like last year, I have every confidence that when those of you who will be at the Lakewood P&R Saturday morning, can out how to form car pools without me. For anyone not familiar with the protocol, look for a group of people standing near the picnic tables on the island between the rows of parked cars behind MacDonalds. Some of you have already agreed to drive. Some of you were also on last year's Tieton trip. Directions are above as well as Wildwaters' number. My cell is[masked]-9346. When you get to mile post 180 on Highway Wildwater has placed Signs with arrows on the trees leading you where to go. With all the signs, they make it easy. See you Saturday at 1:30pm on the river.

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Jim M.

      David, I will be at the P & R 512 at 9:30 and as I said before I can take up to 4 people comfortably in my Lincoln. I am also leaving a note in comments for everyone who is interested. See you there, and have fun camping.
      Jim Mattingly

      September 1, 2013

  • Prakash

    Sorry i wasnt able to fix up a car pool from Bellevue so I have not signed up on their website. I changed my RSVP to NO :( Have fun you guys...

    September 1, 2013

  • David T.

    Anyone else going to be camping Thursday an Friday? We can meet up for a hike or two. We will be at Yakima Sportsman State Park.

    September 1, 2013

  • David T.

    If you do not intend to go, please RSVP NO. I need to know who is actually coming. Thank you.

    September 1, 2013

  • Amy

    Working for me too ! Pls have fun

    August 31, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Hello Amina,
      I can't wait to see you both again. I'm going to bring a waterproof camera this time also.
      See you Saturday.
      Jim M.

      August 31, 2013

  • Prakash

    Is there a carpool possible from Bellevue area?

    August 29, 2013

    • David T.

      None yet. Go down the list of names, checking everyones profile and see if you can find candidates to car pool with.:-)

      August 29, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Hello David,I can't wait to go again. I will see you at the park & ride on Saturday. I'll be driving again.
      I can't wait to go.
      Jim M.

      August 31, 2013

  • Mandy

    Working after all. Duty calls. :(

    August 30, 2013

  • David T.

    The most anticipated river of the year is only a few weeks away The Tieton River , just outside of Yakima, drops nearly 700 feet in 14 miles, making it the steepest river we offer. Constant action, big waves, and the warmest water in the state attract rafters from all over the country.

    Trips start September 6th and continue through the end of the month.
    End of the season SALE. Limited edition Wildwater River Guides t-shirts now only $15 when added to your trip or purchased at the river.
    Men's sizes S-XXL
    Women's sizes XS-XL
    *valid while supplies last

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • David T.

      Wildwater River Guides Frequent Paddler Program, the more you paddle the more you save! Join us on 3 rafting or SUP trips and receive a FREE Wildwater T-shirt *limited supply and get a 4th trip at 50% off! *trips must be in the same calender year.

      August 16, 2013

    • David T.

      (the rest of it)

      August 16, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Myself and two friends from Olympia will meet you all at the rafting site at 1:30. We are all registered and paid. BTW, does this company supply rafters with dinner like last year's did? Thanks for organizing this, David.

    August 15, 2013

    • David T.

      No dinner with this company. The lower price reflects that. The chief reason for the switch is that I got tired of my CC being billed and then having to post the event across multiple groups to meet the minimum quota so I don't' get billed for not meeting it. People did not know that I was taking on a huge loss personally in order to make this happen for them. I can do without the dinner to eliminate the personal financial risk. We can always stop on the way home. It's up to each car pool if they want to do that or not. I suspect everyone will choose to stay at the 1:30 time slot since that was what was advertised and paid for. If the rest who have not paid because they waited to long want to register for the 0900 they are free to do so. I hope they do.

      August 15, 2013

  • David T.

    As of 5:00pm today, only 6 on this list is registered as going. Justine said the are 7 spots left for the 1:30 time slot. Those are open to anybody, not just meetup. After those fill, anybody wanting to register can only do so at 09:00am

    August 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I registered on-line for 3 people. Is that included in your count?

      August 15, 2013

    • David T.

      Yes, thank you.

      August 15, 2013

  • David T.

    Justine at Wildwater called me today. She said that there only a few spots left and the quota will be filled for 130pm. Everyone else who does not get a 130pm time slot will have to be registered for 0900am. This means instead of leaving at 1000amyo will be leaving at six am. Register now or get up really early saturday

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Hugh S

    Sorry to have to pull out. Looks like a fantastic ride.

    August 6, 2013

  • Mandy

    Can there be a waiting list? Is this cross posted with any other group I could maybe sign up with?

    July 31, 2013

    • Mandy

      Thank you Neil. I when on the trip last weekend, so I know the drill but thanks for the reminder. :)

      July 31, 2013

    • David T.

      I ask Justine, the Office Manager, weekly, who has paid. Sooner the better. Payers get to raft. Considering a reservation policy suggestion establishing a reservation deadline seven days prior to events where a reservation and fee paid is made to a third party. Applicable to my events only. Anyone signed up but has not made their reservation and paid the third party seven days prior to event, gets their names removed..

      July 31, 2013

  • Jim M.

    After the Salmon river, how can I not go. It's Fantastic Fun!

    3 · July 28, 2013

    • David T.

      Bigger discount this time is ready.

      July 31, 2013

  • David T.

    The discount code to get $10 off is 2013MEETUP. Now set up to work with online registration.

    2 · July 31, 2013

    • Neil

      Woohoo! Isn't this discount more than what we got for the White Salmon? :-) Just paid for my spot today!

      July 31, 2013

    • David T.

      This discount is something I worked out with Justine based on the number that has already signed up on here.

      July 31, 2013

  • VirginiaH

    Mike Rafferty

    July 31, 2013

  • David T.

    I just called Justine at Wildwater River Rafting (Office Manager) to ask for a discount code for he Tieton trip. Right now she is at the White Salmon river w/o computer access. She will create a code that can be used to sign up online she said. Please wait till you have access tothe discount code before signing up.

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Neil

    David -- I don't mind calling up Wildwater River Guides to make my reservation, but why are online reservations not allowed for this trip, when they were allowed for the White Salmon trip? Also, I am definitely on summer break at the time of this trip so if you want to go camping again at Yakima Sportsman State Park, I'm available. :-)

    July 27, 2013

  • David T.

    Suggest you people coming from Seattle decide on a car pool location and car pool from there.

    July 5, 2013

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