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Wade J.


Stanwood, WA
Hometown: Stanwood, WA

Member since:

July 20, 2007

What new place do you want to paddle in this year?

Cortez Island area, Desolation Sound. Bowron Lakes!? Canoe down the Skagit from Diablo to the sound! Just 2 sections to go to check that off my list. I'd also like to spend a few more days up Ross Lake.

What is your favorite place to paddle here in the NW?

Bowron Lakes - I've tandem (August) and solo canoed (Late June/early July) the loop. Desolation Sound area - oyster feast twice. Closer to home-most areas in the San Juans. Baker and Ross Lakes.

What is your sea kayaking experience level (beginner, intermediate, expert)?

I thought I was a pretty good paddler until I started hangin out with Bob Burnett (Rogue Wave Adventures)and the boys at SRK in 07. Taken a few classes with Bob at Rogue Wave Adventures, and with Nigel Foster. Intermediate. (BCU 3 for sure). Yes, I have a few rolls down, high and low brace. 90% of the people over-estimate their abilities. So cute when they don't know the difference between a high and low brace, or grossly overestimate wave size.

Where are some of the places you have been kayaking?

Maine Coast in Acadia NP, park lakes east and west. Most shores in the San Juan's alone and with friends. Sweet 5 day solo trip on Lake Chelan - Prince Creek to Stehekin. Desolation Sound. DP. Bowron Lakes. Diablo, Ross and Baker Lake outings.


I live about an hour north of Seattle on Camano Island. Lived here for just 10 years and love it. Doing this in hopes of meeting new people and getting out. I usually go solo, but love sharing the experiences with friends when I can!

What Wade J. is saying about this Meetup Group

Funny how all these strangers just come together and hang out. Some I have seen a few times, and more new people still show up each time.

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