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Skagit River Eagle View Float

  (copied from web site)                                                                 

Picture yourself floating along on a beautiful river while viewing hundreds of bald eagles. Beginning in Canada and flowing through the breathtaking North Cascade National Park, the Skagit River is home to the largest wintering Bald Eagle population in the continental United States. Bald Eagles flock to the Skagit River, the only large river system in Washington that supports healthy populations of all 5 native salmon species, to feed during the harsh Canadian winter months. Wildwater River Guides will row you down the river so you can take in every opportunity of viewing the majestic creatures. While it may intimidate you to think of going rafting in December or January we highly recommend this trip of a lifetime. Book your Skagit River Bald Eagle experience with us today, and don’t forget your camera, binoculars, and counter.

Driving times:
From Seattle WA. approx. 2 hours.
from Tacoma, WA. approx. 3 hours.

(Extra time will be added for stops along the way, parking and registration.)

What You'll Need:

The Skagit river, while beautiful can be cold in the winter months of December and January. The river only has a few very small rapid potentials to get you wet. Do keep in mind that if the weather is cold, rainy, or even snowing the potential of getting wet, and or cold is very HIGH. Warm, winter clothes are recommended. Rain gear is highly encouraged incase of precipitation while rafting. Fleece and Wool layers are recommended, please avoid cotton layers.

For this trip they recommend bringing your own rain gear and warm clothing for maximum comfort. They do have wetsuits, neoprene booties for your feet, and splash jackets available upon request if you feel that you don’t have access to the items listed below.

Warm winter layers
• Rain jacket & rain pants (incase it rains or snows)
• Rubber boots or winter boots
• Winter hat and winter gloves
• Camera, binoculars, electronics in waterproof case
• You are also welcome to bring any snacks or beverages.

*Anything you might wear out in the snow or to the mountain. Please try to avoid wearing jeans (unless you have warm layers underneath).                                                                                              


To register, Go to: Payment must be prepaid to Wildwater-River before the Meetup in Lakewood.     The Organizer does not accept any payment on behalf of Wildwater-River.                                                                                                                  

Meetup is at 7:15a.m. Departure is at 7:30a.m.                             

Disclaimer: Trailside is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of river and 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 float at your own risk. Keep in mind that rafting; even at this lower classification, involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. 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 of any kind.                                                                                                      (Event cross posted to obtain minimum number of rafters to fill a raft and obtain discount).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this event still going on? Or has it been rescheduled?

    December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is a passport or an enhanced license required?

    November 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The Skagit River begins in Canada, but we will be in the U.S. side of the river flow.

      November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And, where do I send the $$ for the trip?

    November 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks David. Ticket is bought and cold/rain gear is ready to go.

      November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its a bit early on a Saturday morning, but looks quite fun and interesting. Do I need a water proof camera?

    November 12, 2013

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