As of Friday I have 31 folks signed up for this trip! This will be quite the flotilla!
8:15 to 8:30...please arrive at the parking lot behind Denny's. You may arrive early and have some delicious donuts over at Sputnut! And perhaps some coffee. I'll be there about 8am.
8:30 to 8:45...combine some loads and pickup passengers.
8:45...depart Denny's and head to Snively.
9:15 to 9:30...Unload the boats and passengers at Snively.
9:30... drive vehicles to Bateman Island (Wye Park). I will call Jo and Erika to meet us at Bateman Island.
9:45...arrive at Bateman Island and drop off vehicles. Part vehicles across the street from the Sageport Grill. Lot's of space to park and it is only a couple hundred feet past Wye park.
9:50..load into Erika's and Jo's vehicles and drive to Snively.
10:15...launch fleet at Snively.
The schedule is a bit ambitious, but had to get something down on paper. Please be on time.
Bring a hat, sun screen, lunch, something to drink. I hear some folks are bringing beer...
To coordinate the logistics please meet by 8:30am in the parking lot behind Denny's restaurant at the corner of George Washington Way (GWW) and Williams Ave. in Richland. GWW is the main road into Richland, you can't miss it off the highway.
Directions to Denny's: When you enter Richland either from Pasco or the Kennewick you will see a "George Washington Way" exit. Go down GWW for about a mile. Off GWW make a left at Williams and make an immediate right turn into the parking lot. You will see the Denny's Restaurant at the corner. Pull into the parking lot behind Denny's on the Williams Ave. side. Do not park in the Denny's parking lot.
At this point we can combine loads and carpool to Snively and get some of the vehicles to Bateman Island. It would be best if we all meet by Denny's so as to figure out where to place the vehicles.
If some of you would rather just go straight to Snively please be there by 9:15am. I would like to launch by 10:15am.
Directions to Snively: In Richland get back onto GWW and head North. Make a Left onto Van Giesen St. (just past the Rite Aide Pharmacy). This will take you through Richland across the by-pass highway into West Richland, just follow the signs. You will drive through West Richland. Watch your SPEED limit...they will get you! Turn Right onto Grosscup Blvd. At some point Grosscup Blvd. will veer to the right, but you will go straight onto N. Harrington Rd. You will then turn Right onto Twin Bridges Rd, cross the Yakima River, twice, and turn Left onto Snively Rd. Go down Snively Rd. till you see the Snively boat launch.
Directions to Wye Park: From Richland you get back onto GWW and head South out of town. You will get back onto hwy 240 headed to Kennewick. Go about a mile or so and exit at Columbia Park Trail. Take the traffic circle and head to your left, or East. You only go about a mile or so. You will see Wye park on your left. We you park your vehicles it may be best to drive past the park a bit and park in a area just off the road. It's a large gravel covered area across the street from the Sageport Grill and other businesses. This area is about a couple hundred feet past Wye park.
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