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SKAMOKAWA, WASHINGTON

Kayaking the Lower Columbia River: Exploration and Discovery

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Program #2288ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Skamokawa is the ideal starting point for exploring the lower Columbia River by kayak. Paddle in a variety of habitats, from narrow sloughs winding through Sitka spruce swamps to wide-open expanses on the estuary of the Columbia. Walk among the giant trees of ancient coastal forest. In addition to giving professional kayak instruction, your leaders are experts in local history, geology and wildlife.


Highlights

• Weave your way through the long chain of tidal marsh islands that comprise the 35,000-acre Lewis & Clark National Wildlife Refuge.
• Paddle along the 90-foot cliffs and waterfalls of the Lower Gorge.
• Enjoy two traditional music performances: “Songs of the Lower Columbia” and “Music of the Lewis & Clark Era."

Program Notes

You may also be interested in program #19493-Advanced Kayaking on the Lower Columbia River.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Kayak in single or double kayaks on both protected sloughs and open river. Field trips up to six hours, including a break for lunch. Kayaking locations dependent on tides. No previous kayak experience is necessary.

Date Notes
4/12/2015
April is the best time of year for wildlife on the lower Columbia. Most of the wintering waterfowl are still present, while spring migrants are arriving. Harbor seals are still abundant, shortly before they leave for the ocean to have their pups. Spring wildflowers are blooming on the cliffs of the lower gorge, and the waterfalls are spectacular while still charged with winter rains.4/26/2015
April is the best time of year for wildlife on the lower Columbia. Most of the wintering waterfowl are still present, while spring migrants are arriving. Harbor seals are still abundant, shortly before they leave for the ocean to have their pups. Spring wildflowers are blooming on the cliffs of the lower gorge, and the waterfalls are spectacular while still charged with winter rains.

Coordinated by Columbia River Kayaking.


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

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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