|ORIENTATION: This new program takes you to explore the Great River of the West with other experienced kayakers on a long-distance program that exposes you to little-traveled sections of the river. You'll have an overview of the experience to come plus an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants during an introductory session.|
PRESENTATION: After a short break, we'll have a slide presentation introducing the history of Skamokawa and the lower Columbia River by guide Andrew Emlen. Andrew has taught a course on the Columbia River as adjunct faculty for Lewis & Clark College.
Note: This program is designed for experienced paddlers to learn advanced skills; no beginners. Paddling 10–20 tide-assisted miles per day.