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SKAGIT RIVER WHITEWATER TRIP

  • SR 512 P&R {behind McDonalds at the concrete picnic tables}

    10417 Pacific Highway SW, Lakewood, WA (map)

    47.161438 -122.484491

  • SKAGIT RIVER (Class II-III)

    Stunning scenery and mild whitewater action make the Skagit River a perfect introduction into whitewater rafting for everyone. This spectacular river is best known for its magnificent scenery and emerald colored waters. Established in 1978 as a Wild and Scenic River, the Skagit River winds its way through the rugged North Cascades National Park on this 8 miles stretch of water. Located near Newhalem, Washington, the Skagit River Whitewater trip is perfect for those looking for breathtaking scenery and mild whitewater action.

    DIRECTIONS:
    North Cascades Highway 20 East to Goodell Creek Campground
    (1/2 mile West of Newhalem).
    Look for Wildwater Guides vehicle. If lost, call[masked]
    In addition to the directions provided, Wildwater strongly suggests using a Washington State highway map.

    APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIME:
    From Seattle 2.5 - 3 hours
    From Tacoma 4 - 4.5 hours

    Raft Time: 3.5 - 4 hours Price $69/p Age Requirements: 8 years old

    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.

    Feel free to call them with any questions:
    [masked]-WILD (9453) •[masked]-8558.

    MEETUP DETAILS:

    Meetup will be at the SR 512 P&R behind McDonalds (at the concrete picnic tables) at 08:45 a.m. Departure will be at 09:00 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)

    For this river trip they suggest you bring:
    • Swimsuit or swim trunks to wear under the wetsuit provided.
    • Sunglasses with croakie attachment.
    *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 online or call:
    [masked]-WILD (9453) •[masked]-8558.

    ATTENTION:
    Signing up here DOES NOT make your reservation with the Wildwater River Company. Signing up here only tells the organizer of this trip who wants to go for car pools. The trip organizer does not take money from you for your reservation or make your reservation for you. To make your reservation with Wildwater-River, you must do it yourself via online or by phone. Your reservation must be PRE-PAID with Wildwater-River PRIOR to the Meetup at the SR 512 P&R on Saturday.

    Don't wait until the last day to make your reservation. Wildwater-River takes reservations every day from anybody (Trailside or not) who calls and wants to raft at the 1:30p.m. time slot. Once their rafts filled, reservations are closed. (Even if you've RSVP'd Yes above).

    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.

    National Forest closed due to shutdown.

    October 8, 2013

Cancelled

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