Paddle the Hanford Reach
Go on a kayaking adventure to benefit the environment! This July, John Roskelley, internationally acclaimed mountaineer, CELP Board Member and author of "Paddling the Columbia: A Guide To All 1200 Miles Of Our Scenic & Historical River", will be leading two kayak tours of the Hanford Reach segment of the Columbia River.
The Hanford Reach is the last non-tidal, free-flowing section of the Columbia River in the United States. The tour will launch at 9 a.m. sharp, and take paddlers 34 miles from Vernita Bridge to Ringold Springs. Depending on the speed of the water, the paddle will take 5 to 6 hours. Sign up for either Saturday, August 24th or Sunday, August 25th.
Some paddling experience required. Paddlers will need to make their own way to the launch site, but kayaks, paddles, and PFDs will be provided. Paddlers must be 18 or older.
Tickets are $150 per person. All proceeds will benefit and be split between CELP and the Lands Council. The Center for Environmental Law & Policy works to protect Washingtons rivers and streams. Buy your tickets now -- spots are limited!
*Trip is weather-dependent. If the event is canceled due to high wind forecasts, ticket holders will receive a full refund.*
Roskelley authored "Paddling the Columbia: a Guide to All 1,200 Miles of Our Scenic and Historical River," a 2012 guidebook based on his journey from the rivers source in B.C. to the Pacific Ocean. An accomplished paddler and guide, Roskelley has extensive experience with kayaking on the Columbia River.
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Vernita Bridge Launch Site (View)
Vernita Bridge Launch Site
Mattawa, WA 99349
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|