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Sign Up!! Memorial Wknd Camping/Whitewater Rafting Trip

From: Jim M
Sent on: Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:03 AM

Jim Masters here.  Myself and fellow Ski Meetup Organizer - Kary York - have 12 campsites booked for Memorial Weekend down near Hood River, OR (hour east of Portland on Columbia River). Each campsite can hold 3 two-man tents or 1 large one.  Kary & I have both whitewater rafted rivers all over the northwest, and ran these trips for 10 years now.  Don't have any plans yet??  Well this may interest you!  How does 3 nights camping @ $7 per night and 2 days Whitewater Rafting some awesome rivers Jim & Kary did back in '09 with 35 other skiers?   Not to mention nightly parties around the campfire and group cookout dinners. AFTER REVIEWING BELOW DETAILS, Just email Kary York <[address removed]> (or call her @[masked]) and she will set you up in a campsite and carpool. (Rafting sign-up details below)



23 Camper/Rafters already signed up!
Memorial Wknd 5/25-28 See below for pricing options Whitewater Rafting
& Camping Trip
Down the White Salmon & Klickatat Rivers


Jim Masters & Kary York - Your Trip Leaders

(All full body wet suits,booties, splash jackets, helmets, rafting instructions & professional guides are included.  No experience needed!!)

Expecting 30+ on this popular weekend trip.

This year's rafting trip  will prove to be another memorable one, due to the awesome snow pack!


See Photos From Last '09 Trip Down These Rivers

Carpools & Campsite shares are arranged
when you contact Kary York <[address removed]>


(experienced guides on every boat)

With average temps near 80 degrees in the area during Memorial wknd, and above average snow pack, its time to visit this area again.

Reserve your spot while there is still room!!


Lots of Choices:

  • Camp out - Our Group Campsite is starting point each morning! ($21 split by 3-4 people/tents per campsite)
    See campground website here
  • or stay in local motels or Carson Hot Springs Lodge 10 minutes from the Camp Ground.
  • Lots of other activities on your non-rafting days (hikes, cycling, kayaking, old town shops, wine tasting tours, spa day at Carson Hot Springs ...)
  • We have all Campsites  Reserved. You simply follow link for Whitewater River group signup page (below). Choose 1 or both rivers to ride and sign up!

Cost Breakdown

Timberlake Campground - Kary will set you up in already booked sites!

Tent sites are 20x20 and can accommodate 2-3 tents, the rate is $21/day split between 2-3 campers.  We will pair you up with other campers!

(Most All campsites are clustered together for our group)

Wet Planet Whitewater Rafting Co
Use our Club's Online Sign-Up Group Reservation Link

  • (Sign-Up Online is quick/easy)
  • Scroll to bottom of above webpage & enter '1' for # in party & click "Next". Next page, click "Next Step" & reserve spot)
  • 'Create An Account' only requires Name & Email so they can email you confirmed booking notice
or call to reserve:[masked], ask to grab Memorial Wknd S'no Joke Reservation Spot

Rafting rates to do both rivers is $155 w/tax ( Klickitat, White Salmon Rivers - 90% of members will do this)
Rafting rates if choosing just 1 river is $75 for Klickitat and $70 for White Salmon)


Join your fellow Trip Members by camp fire Friday night at Timberlake Campground.  It is about a 4-5 hour car ride from Seattle and is located scenically in the Columbia Gorge about 50 miles east of Portland I-5 area. Here is map of the area (campground is 2.7 miles nrth of Home Valley, WA). There are optional lodges/motels within 10-30 minutes from the campground (depending on your choice). See for those that want a popular alternative to camping.

Saturday - After breakfast with fellow campers (bring your own food choices), 1st day raft trip starts at noon. Our rafting company (Wet Planet) will be guiding us down the White Salmon River for a nearly 4 hr ride with a free BBQ dinner at their facilities to follow.    There always is a 30-45 minute orientation by your river guides (wet suites, helmets, sweaters/booties, vests, rafts, professional guide & instruction all included). Off the river by 5pm.

Sunday - breakfast same.  Full day of Class III/IV rafting on the Klickitat River. Pull out spot on river, where full cookout lunch provided by Wet Planet. Dinner will be back at camp as group cookout.  We have Timberlake Hall, a spacious, partially enclosed hall with fireplace, tables, chairs, and a full kitchen reserved for Sunday after river ride.

Monday Choices (costs for below not included in above trip cost)

· Golfing at 6 nearby courses · Hiking · Tour the old town of Carson Hot Springs (lots of fun)
· Wine Tasting Tour · Fishing  · Make it a Spa Day at Carson Hot Springs
· Cycling Ride along river     · Lots of shops to tour

For More Questions/Inquiries, Phone or Email:
Kary York[masked]   or  Jim Masters[masked]



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