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Kayaking the Lower Columbia River: Exploration and Discovery

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Premium Email Subscriber Nov 27, 2015 at 09:01 PM

I have never kayaked before. I am concerned about whether this is a good program for me.

Ginger Littleton Sep 27, 2015 at 10:07 PM

They will teach you any kayaking skills you need to know. Do bring fingerless gloves to prevent blisters. Enjoy the evening music!
Linda Manchester Sep 30, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Thanks! Got 'em! Looking forward to a great week!
Cecil Ashdown Oct 01, 2015 at 01:54 PM

I am also enrolled in the Oct 4th program, look forward to meeting you and for a fun filled week.

Linda Manchester Sep 27, 2015 at 11:57 AM

My husband and I are enrolled in the Oct 4-8 program. Anyone have any tips for us as to what to expect? We have limited kayaking experience. Looking forward to a great time!
Helen Sternheim Sep 27, 2015 at 02:31 PM

You usually get a detail program with times for the different activities the first day of your program.
Linda Manchester Sep 30, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Above and beyond the packet of information we received in the mail?

Diane Garcia May 31, 2015 at 09:05 PM

Going the July 26th program, very excited about this trip! Driving up from So Cal
melinda kough Jun 01, 2015 at 12:13 AM

that is a LONG drive :) i am flying up from los angeles and my daughter is flying in from boston. we are looking forward to meeting the group and having a great time.
Diane Garcia Jul 18, 2015 at 07:42 PM

My folks live near Yosemite so that will be one stop! Then one other nite on the road. So looking forward to this adventure!

Julie Luner May 21, 2015 at 10:15 PM

Does anyone on the 7/5/15 trip want to carpool from Portland? We are planning on driving up on July 4 but could be flexible.

Laurel Rice Apr 14, 2015 at 11:06 AM

They provide boat, paddles, life jackets, skirts.
It is very warm under the skirt once you've put it on properly. I got wet once when at the beginning. Terrific time ahead for you. Don't hesitate to call them. I had never been close to a kayak before the trip, I needebd all the help I could get. Best people ever! Enjoy!

melinda kough Apr 14, 2015 at 02:19 AM

does road scholar provide waterproof kayaking pants and jackets? paddling gloves? or do i need to bring my own? i am going in july.

Laurel Rice Aug 14, 2014 at 02:22 PM

Anyone going for the 10/05 trip from Portland airport to share ride round trip?

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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