• Lake Keechelus Labor Day weekend kayak camping trip
    Description: Let's do a mountain kayak camping trip. 6:30am - Mountlake Terrace 7am - Redmond 9am - Lake Keechelus boat ramp. Kayak assignments Necky Single - Lai Necky Tofino Tandem Yellow - Ceci and Yen Hiking in - Hong Biking in - Saul Other loaner gear Hammock tent, bag and pad Bag and pad Hong Rain fly and tarp and Cot - Saul Stove, water filter, pots and pans - Saul Parking/Restroom Information: Located just three miles southeast of Snoqualmie Pass along the south side of I-90, take the Hyak exit to the boat launch & parking area on the south side of the reservoir. We will launch at the Hyak parking/boat launch so you will have to have a National Forest pass or buy one at the boat launch, $5 per day fee. The Discovery pass or a WDFW is not valid right at the boat launch. Camping Info: We will paddle about 1-1.5 miles to the mouth of Cold Creek and then hike about 200 meters to the campsite that is next to the Iron Horse trail. If you want you can even bring your bike and ride or hike the trail. It is only a mile hike down the trail back to the cars to grab your bike and anything else you may want to bring. I will help you get launched and then ride my bicycle to your landing point. Carpool: You can carpool with me from mountlake Terrace or from Kenmore of from the transit center in Redmond. Meals, we will do group meals. Meal plan, We have 5 people I will need 2 people to bring stoves as well as coffee presses (my gear access is still limited, as most of it is stored in one of my rentals, I will bring the pots and pans, everyone should bring their own plates, bowls, cups and cutlery. Meals will be by teams; assume at least one vegetarian in the trip, so make a meat free choice in your menu planning, if you need help figuring out a menu for your team let me know. Team 1 is doing the breakfasts and dinners, Team 2 is doing the lunches. Team 1: Saul – all food for the main dishes and sides Hong and guest – fresh fruit for both breakfasts Saul – coffee and coffee press Saul - white wine and red wine and chocolate Team 2 Ceci Yen – fresh fruit Lai – snacks (Lai is out of town until Friday night and asked to bring snacks since she won’t have visibility to any of our menu planning) Tentative menu plan: Saturday night dinner: Fish tacos – probably Ahi or Salmon as well as tofu Black Beans Corn Roasted garlic Red wine Sunday breakfast Omelletes Fresh fruit Coffee Sunday lunch – team 2 salad with chicken/ and/or shredded cheese - Saul will bring the supplies - Team 2 will prepare the meal Sunday Dinner Stir fry – both chicken and tofu choices rice White wine Monday breakfast Oatmeal Fresh fruit Coffee Monday lunch – team 2 - greek salad with feta and tzatziki plus Dolmades and humus. Saul will bring the supplies - Team 2 will prepare the meal SK Rating http://students.washington.edu/ukc/seakayaking/sea_rating.php I am rating this a class 1-2 paddle. It should be a pretty easy paddle over to the campsite that day and back on Monday. If the wind comes up it can be challenging but we can just skirt the the coast. There is some really nice kayaking during the day if you don't want to fish. Equipment Requirements: Kayak, paddle, pfd, paddlefloat, pump, sprayskirt, headlamp, charts, navigation gear (compass/gps/??)vhf radio. As far as gear, you want to bring typical backpacking stuff, sleeping bag, tent (your own or share with a friend), pad, a dry bag for your sleeping bag and clothes, toiletries, a change of clothes, a bowl, a plate, a cup, and your cook gear. I will be bringing the big tarp in case we have a little rain over the weekend. NO WATER available at the site so bring your own water for the weekend or a water filter to pump water from the creek. I will have my water filter. Chart: http://larryminor.com/AdventureShark/Kayak%20Maps/Lake%20Keechelus.GIF

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    Redmond Transit Center Park and Ride_

    16160 NE 83rd St, Redmond, WA 98052 · Redmond, wa

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  • 8/11 Volunteer opportunity - Lake Tye Triathlon Swim Safety kayakers
    Saturday, August 12, 2016, 6:30 am - 12:00 pm Contact Rich Bennett at[masked] In search of 4 to 6 kayakers/Volunteering this event benefits the Inglemoor High School Cross Country Team I can provide 2 loaner kayaks , put down that you need to borrow in your RSVP and plan to pick them up in Kenmore on the 9th, asI will be out of country the 10-13th. Thanks - Saul[masked]

    City of Monroe’s Lake Tye Park

    15532 Fryelands Blvd SE · Monroe, WA

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  • San Juans trip August 03-05 - Prior kayaking experience req'd - Saddlebag Island
    San Juans overnight kayak camping trip. Friday night 6:30pm launch so that we can cross as the water slowly speeds back up after the 4:30pm slack. We will be paddling from Guemes Ferry Launch in Anacortes to Saddlebag Island and camping there. The island is near the SE end of Guemes Island, it is about a 30-45 minute paddle if things go easy, an hour or two if we screw up.. You'll need to wear either a wetsuit or a drysuit. Saturday we will launch at about 7am to paddle to Pelican Beach on Cypress Island this will give us a push in our direction until about 9am and then we will start fighting the current a bit until we land at about 2pm Sunday we will launch at about 11 am and get a light push south toward the Guemes Island Ferry, landing at about 3pm Of the trips I do in the San Juans, these routes are probably more suited to those paddlers that have more limited experience, not quite beginners, you need to have practiced and succeeded with your safety skills, self rescue, but your experience can be pretty limited. If you didn't do one of the safety skills checkouts we had last year and want to do this trip send me an email or phone and we'll work out a time/date to get it done before the trip. The following trip is rated SK1+/SK2, see descriptions at this link: [url=http://students.washington.edu/ukc/seakayaking/sea_rating.php] Let me know in your RSVP if you need to borrow a kayak or wet/dry suit. [url=http://students.washington.edu/ukc/seakayaking/sea_rating.php] I will bring a group cook kit with two large 5qt plus sized kettles as well as a frying pan, spatula, etc. I will bring one stove, several others of you said you could bring one as well, so bring it - thanks. What to bring: A sense of humor and plenty of energy The stuff for the meal you're making for the group. Headlamp Water in a container - the island doesn't have any fresh water TP - the island has an outhouse, sometimes it runs out. Dishes and utensils to eat and drink, clothes to stay warm and dry, Drysacks for your stuff, especially for your clothes and sleeping bag - I have a few to loan let me know if you need one. Typical camping stuff - Tent, pad, sleeping bag, toiletries, several changes of clothes Who is in which kayak: - Saul's kayaks NWK - Discovery Green Single - Eych Necky Yellow Amuruk Tandem - Sean, Delaney RG Necky - White Nootka tandem- Cathy, Dan NW Kayaks Yellow Seascape Tandem - Saul, Hong Own Kayaks ilana wolman Kevin Sabitha Amy Laine Meadows Meals ( we have vegetarians on this trip) - we will do group meals Meal teams as follow: 1) Saul, Sean, Delaney, Amy, Laine, DCC 2) Dave Mianowski, ilana wolman, Vicky M Cathy 3) Kevin, Eych, Dan, Sabitha, Ski Team Schultz replacements - Kevin; Hong; Saul Team 1 meals: Friday Dinner Salmon tacos, prawn tacos, tofu tacos Salad, Red Wine Saturday breakfast, Coffee, Cheesy omelette, fruit, hummus Team 2 meals Saturday lunch Team 3 meals Saturday Dinner Sunday lunch Team Schultz Meal Sunday breakfast eggs - Saul cheese - saul onions - Saul coffee - Kevin Tea - Hong Team 1 - who brings what: cabbage, seafood, onions, sesame oil, Tortillas, Gauc, eggs, bacon, cheese - Saul Red Wine, White Wine, Fruit - Laine Beer - DCC salad, humus, oatmeal, 2 gallons of water - Amy Hammer coffee, cream, honey, french press or pot to make the coffee,2 gallons of water - Sean, Delaney So contact your team members and work out a menu plan ;-) Thanks - Saul[masked]

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    South Everett Freeway Station Park and Ride

    I-5 & 112th Street S.E., · Everett, WA

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  • Sea Kayak Trip Planning basics - route selection, tides, tidal currents
    Do you know how to select a route that matches your skills? Do you know how to use a current chart? Do you know how to interpret a marine weather forecast? Do you know the difference between a tide table and a current table? Do you know how currents and winds affect the water conditions? Do you know where to find this iinformation on line? Can you use a navigation chart? Join us and will help you understand how to do this. If you already own a current chart we'll show you how to interpret it, otherwise we'll use printouts. This works best if you bring a chart for a route you want to paddle and what dates you are thinking about and we will use it.

    Martins house - Kenmore

    15439 85th Ave NE · Kenmore, wa

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  • July 21-22 Blake Island Overnighter -
    There is street parking on the public streets near the made up address I posted just north of Lincoln Park on Beach Drive. Kevin in the Seattle Sea Kayaking Group will work the menu planning to give us some awesome eating. for those of you that weren't on our Saddleback Island trip a few years back, it was pretty amazing, 13 cast iron dutch ovens and four hours of meal prep. We'll be launching on Saturday and paddling to Blake Island, returning on Sunday launching at noon and landing around 2pm, Winds over 10 knots will move us to taking the ferry to Vashon and launching from there The peak Flood is around 10am slack current is around 2pm. fairly week flood current. This is a great close in to Seattle kayak camping trip. The crossing is about 5 miles and will take us about 2 hours. If you want a shorter crossing and have your own kayak, sign up for Kevins trip: https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/events/252540931/ We will be crossing a fairly busy shipping channel, which means we need to monitor the VHF radios and stay out of the way. To go on this trip you will need to wear a drysuit or a wetsuit and have passed at least a self rescue. I am bringing kayaks as listed below, I will bring wheelsets in case we have to modify the route due to wind. I have listed people by which group they signed up in (mostly so I can keep track, but also so you can see if I have you covered, If I am providing gear for you, I ask that you donate $10 to help pay for the maintenance costs. Tandem Kayaks - Yellow Necky Amuruk Tandem - Yen - SSK -Yellow Necky Amuruk Tandem - BJ - SSK Green Necky Amuruk Tandem - Eych - SSK Green Necky Amuruk Tandem - Cathy NWK Seascape Tandem - Saul NWK Seascape Tandem - Hong Nguyen Jason from GUGO never confirmed so I am not bring a kayak for him Other loaner gear: Wetsuits - Yen - SSK; Eych - SSK Drysuits - Bringing their own kayaks/gear Sabitha - SSK Barrett - SSK Meal Teams I am bringing Saturday Dinner: Fish Tacos Sunday - omelettes and fruit Who brings what will be assigned over the next week or so. Bring snacks, beverages and games Costs - figure about $20 each for food to pay for supplies; $10 if you are borrowing a boat from me, figure another roughly $20 each for the campsites, and bring a few $$ for showers. Marine Weather forecast -

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    West Seattle - North of Lincoln Park Kayak Launch

    6700 Beach Drive SW · Seattle, WA

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  • Blake Island Camp & Circumnavigation
    Blake Island Camp & Circumnavigation Meet at the small parking lot adjacent to the bus stop on the departure lane at 10:00 AM for walk-on/wheel-on. Take the 11:20 AM ferry. Kayak camp on and circumnavigate Blake Island! YEA! This trip is for all skill levels and abilities! http://parks.state.wa.us/476/Blake-Island This trip is specifically geared for the novice and beginner level paddlers who want to experience the smallest and easiest kayak crossings available, (there are 2 of them!) and for those who want to practice their kayak camping thang in preparation for the San Juan trips coming up! (We will be crossing the smaller of the 2, the Colvos Passage north end opening at high tide slack before ebb.) You must have your own kayak and your own gear! You must have your own camping gear and provisions! We will take the 11:20 AM ferry from Fauntleroy and launch from the dedicated kayak launch beach at Vashon adjacent to the ferry dock; https://www.vashonparks.org/north-end-boat-ramp You can either drive-on the ferry or walk/wheel-on the ferry. If you prefer to drive on, there is dedicated overnight WSF parking on 103rd Ave SW, about 1/8the of a mile West from the Vashon Ferry Dock. You can off-load at the kayak ramp after the ferry traffic departs and then go park. You must drive off the ferry and out of the way first! Walking/wheeling-on is the most economical and fun way to go, but you must be prepared! You must have your own kayak wheels, and you must carry everything all at once! All walk/wheel-on people must be queued in line 20 minutes before the ferry loads to be first on and first off the ferry, (WSF rules!) I will walk/wheel-on and I will help you! For drive-on people, plan your commute to take the 11:20 AM ferry. For the walk/wheel-on people, we will meet at the small parking lot adjacent to the bus stop at the traffic departure lane at 10:00 AM. There is off street overnight parking in the neighborhood as well as the Lincoln Park ferry parking lot north of the ferry dock. We all must take the 11:20 AM ferry! http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/pdf/2018Summer.pdf We will do the coordination thang...(camp stuff, meals, island hikes, activities & everything else...?) in the group comments so everyone can share!

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    Fauntleroy Ferry

    Fauntleroy Way SW · West Seattle, WA

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  • Skills Development on Lake Washington
    Safety Skills Development & Paddling on Lake Washington & BBQ Are you new to paddling or been paddling a while but rusty on some of your skills or maybe you're polished and want to help out (please email me if that's the case so we can divy up the work). Safe trips start with developing our own skills, so come join us for 1.5 hours of fun on the lake. Here's what we'll go over after we do a short paddle to warm up: o Forward stokes - how to use your paddle to go someplace ;-) o Steering/Control Strokes - how to actually go where you want o Stability/Bracing Strokes - how to keep the open side up ;-) o Self Rescue - how to successfully get your butt back into a boat (and hopefully other parts too) o Rescue Assistance - how to help someone get back into their own boat or carry them to shore o General Water safety and resources - a basic overview of the rules of the water/road, what the required equipment is; little things like currents and wind, selecting your route, tide charts, current charts, navigation charts etc... What to bring: o Prepare to get wet! You might want to bring a towel and change of clothes. o Moisture wicking clothes (lycra or polypropylene rather than cotton) or a wet/drysuit. o Water bottle. There's water and restrooms at the park. o Gloves to protect from blisters. o Footware you can get wet, preferably without laces, buckles, etc that could snag something and prevent you from exiting the boat in an emergency or that could damage the boat. o Headlamp o Your sense of adventure and fun Optional: o Camera with waterproof container o Refreshments and snacks for afterwards It's best if you bring your own boat but I can bring extra boats if you need to borrow one. I have 6 single boats and 2 tandems available for this paddle. If you want to share a boat with someone, please specify with whom you are partnering or that you're looking for a partner or needing to borrow a boat in the RSVP comment. Remember if you're borrowing one of my boats, you need to call or email me at least an hour before the event if you aren't going to make it. This saves your friends from waiting while I take an empty boat back home before we launch. We'll follow up with beverages and a light dinner at Pagalacia since most of you will be hungry. Log Boom Park is at the very north end of Lk WA in Kenmore right on the Burke-Gilman Trail

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    Logboom Park in Kenmore

    6100 NE 175th St · Kenmore, WA

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  • Beat the Heat paddle for those who have their own kayaks
    Come join us for a nice paddle on the lake - with my hip as bad as it is, I'll need help loading, text me if you can help me load about a mile from the launch in Kenmore at about 2pm. thanks Saul[masked] This meetup is for those who have their own kayak, if you need to borrow please sign up at: https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/events/252772404/

    Logboom Park in Kenmore

    6100 NE 175th St · Kenmore, WA

  • Beat the Heat paddle for those who need to borrow
    Come join us for a nice paddle on the lake - with my hip as bad as it is, I'll need help loading,text me if you can help me load about a mile from the launch in Kenmore at about 2pm. thanks Saul[masked] This meetup is for those who need to borrow a kayak, if you have your own, please sign up at:

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    Logboom Park in Kenmore

    6100 NE 175th St · Kenmore, WA

    $10.00