Mar
24
Sat
Rower/IK Progression – Sauk
Mar 24 all-day

This will start at Clear Creek and end at the Darrington Mill. The run is class 2+ with some easy 3. Some boaters will run the section above and meet the progression group at Clear Creek.

The WRRR Progression series is a group of river trips designed to help you learn skills. We start with easy runs and work our way up. The trips are open to rowers and IKers and anyone else who wants to join in. The trip leaders and helpers are all experienced boaters, and can help you with all kinds of skills. Get on it!

Apr
7
Sat
Rower/IK Progression – TBD
Apr 7 all-day

Location TBD based on flows and interest

The WRRR Progression series is a group of river trips designed to help you learn skills. We start with easy runs and work our way up. The trips are open to rowers and IKers and anyone else who wants to join in. The trip leaders and helpers are all experienced boaters, and can help you with all kinds of skills. Get on it!

Apr
12
Thu
Deadline for signing up for the May Safety Class
Apr 12 all-day

If you are interested in taking the safety class, you must sign up by today.

 

Apr
21
Sat
Rower/IK Progression- Nisqually
Apr 21 all-day

class 3-. This is another great training run. The Nisqually River cleanup occurs this day so we will practice eddying out, strapping odd gear on rafts and stop on the fly practice. We hope to find camping nearby, stay tuned

The WRRR Progression series is a group of river trips designed to help you learn skills. We start with easy runs and work our way up. The trips are open to rowers and IKers and anyone else who wants to join in. The trip leaders and helpers are all experienced boaters, and can help you with all kinds of skills. Get on it!

Apr
22
Sun
April Flip Practice @ Vasa Park
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
April Flip Practice @ Vasa Park | Bellevue | Washington | United States

WRRR will be holding the annual flip practice session at Vasa Park on Lake Sammamish in Bellevue. The fun starts at 11AM and goes to 4PM, and there will be a potluck BBQ – the club will provide burgers, dogs, and a grill, and you can bring some goodies to share. We can also go over other river safety topics, like Z-drags and throwbag use, for anyone who is new to this or just wants some practice.

 

May
5
Sat
33rd Annual Green River Cleanup @ Kanasket Palmer State Park
May 5 – May 6 all-day

Join WRRR at the 32nd Annual Green River Cleanup on May 5th. There will be lots to do for boaters and non boaters. River stretches from class 2-4. Hiking and ground crew sections from flat trail to adventurous river corridor cleaning.

Registration at the Headworks goes from 9:30AM-11AM. At Kanasket-Palmer State Park, you can register from 9AM-11:30AM. Help us clean up the Green River and keep it one of the most beautiful rivers you can raft. You can pre-register online at http://www.greenrivercleanup.org/register-for-the-clean-up/

WRRR members will enjoy free camping at the Kanasket-Palmer State Park group camp on the Green on Friday and Saturday nights. WRRR will also be hosting a BBQ at Kanasket Palmer State Park on Saturday afternoon for members (or a $5 donation for non-members).  (NOTE:  This has changed from years past)   WRRR will be providing Burgers, Brats, and main course foods.   We welcome you to bring side items potluck style!

There will be a DUTCH OVEN DESSERT COOKOFF, this year just like years past. IT will be held at 8:30pm at the Kanasket Palmer group camp. Show off your D.O. skills and impress your friends. Winner gets a prize which has been up to a $50 value in the past!!!

Make sure to check out The Waterlog or wrrr.org forum for complete details.

You can also find updated information through the Green River Cleanup Facebook group.

May
6
Sun
Rower/IK Progression – Green Headworks @ Green River Headworks
May 6 all-day

This session is planned for the Green River Headworks.

The WRRR Progression series is a group of river trips designed to help you learn skills. We start with easy runs and work our way up. The trips are open to rowers and IKers and anyone else who wants to join in. The trip leaders and helpers are all experienced boaters, and can help you with all kinds of skills. Get on it!

May
12
Sat
River Rescue Class @ Cedar River - Landsburg
May 12 – May 13 all-day

Class size limited 12 WRRR members

A DYNAMIC water rescue course specifically written and designed for private boaters, kayakers and non-profit organizations! Basic river skills are a prerequisite! Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE itself; both of self and others, using on-river scenarios and using rescue gear that you will typically have. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and know what to do if something goes wrong. The two day format makes the course more affordable and accessible. This fast-paced course is taught by paddlers who spend a good portion of their lives on whitewater in a professional capacity. This course should be a prerequisite to anyone boating on any river anywhere! The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers. Students will receive internationally recognized certification through Rescue 3 International.

Course cost is normally $225. WRRR will subsidize the course so you only pay $125. If more than 12 people sign up there will be a lottery drawing. Members must sign up by April 12th by contacting Rebecca Post at repo461@yahoo.com.

May
31
Thu
Bob Johnson Memorial Wenatchee Rendezvous @ Eagle Creek
May 31 – Jun 3 all-day

Bob Johnson was one of the founders of WRRR, and every June we get together at the Wenatchee River to celebrate WRRR and its founders. We have a potluck, prize raffle, and lots of fun!

We are currently trying to reserve the Tumwater group camp again. We will let people know when a final decision is made.

  • The main meet is at the campground at 9am,
  • Shuttle from East Leavenworth road at 10am. (From the Safeway in Leavenworth follow East Leavenworth road .7 miles up to the public access with a big parking area.
  • The main flotilla Saturday is launching from 11:00 am 11:30am.
  • Call any board member and we will relay the information to others and try to help you out. You may also coordinate with other boaters on the Yahoo Group and/or WRRR’s Facebook page.  The shuttle is a game of skill, so make sure you coordinate well and pay attention!
  • 7:00pm Potluck Dinner at the campground.
  • 7:15pm General membership meeting and prizes!

Boating: The main float is Saturday morning for some Summertime Class 3 fun!  Flows are back this year, so get ready to rumble!   Fun in the sun, big water and classic Wenatchee Rapids!   Be ready to shuttle at the East Leavenworth Put in at 9:52am.   The WRRR lead boat will launch at 10:45 am and the Sweep boat will launch at 11:30.   Win this game of skill by being on time!

THE RUN:  Join us for some classic class 3 bigwater boating.   Rapids such as Rock-N-Roll, Gorilla Falls, Drunkard’s Drop, Snowblind and Grannies are some of the notable ones.  The group eats lunch at lunch island or Rodeo Hole.   Sometimes Both!   Bring your throw ropes and cameras for lunchtime surf carnage at Rodeo Hole!!!

SAFETY:  Please follow the American Whitewater safety code.   PFD’s, Helmets, Wetsuit, Etc.   The weather should be great so pack some water and a lunch and enjoy the day.   Please pay attention to the boaters around you.   With the big flotilla fun also comes some danger in the form of you getting lost in the group.  Please make sure that 2-5 people are looking after you and you are looking after them.    Boating in many pods in the main group are our key to success.    There will be an official WRRR lead boat (11am launch) and WRRR Sweep boat  launch.

There will be Friday and Sunday trips also depending on interest. Check the Campground, trip leaders, or Yahoo/FB/Forum Groups for Friday trip planning. Sunday plans will be made in the campground Saturday night or Sunday morning.  In 2013, there was a trip at 7am, so you never know unless you create it!

Most folks run the Wenatchee but there are some other nice rivers nearby, like the Chiwawa, Entiat, Methow, Icicle Creek, and Peshastin Creek. Make plans on the Yahoo Group or in the campground.   If your schedule is tight, hit the Sky on your way home.   There’s plenty of runs on the “WET” side of Hwy 2.   River runs ranging from class 1-5 abound in the area, so there is always something for everybody.

Camping: Free camping will be available for club members. The Tumwater Campground Facility and dispersed camping in/near Tumwater Canyon is still closed for the 2017 season due to prior years fire danger. We will be camping in the same spot as last year. It’s dispersed camping and in a nice spot (Eagle Creek up Chumstick highway area). WRRR will provide toilets and firewood (or propane if there is a fire ban) Directions to the campground:
1. From US 2 (near Safeway) in Leavenworth go north on Chumstick hwy for just over 2.2 miles
2. Take a right on eagle creek road go for 5.5 miles to the end of pavement and go LEFT.
3. Continue on the gravel For 1.5 miles.
4. Take a right at FS road 7531 for 1 mile! You have arrived. We will have wrrr signs at all the turns starting at Eagle creek road. We request that you keep dogs on leash and police their do-do.

Saturday Night Potluck Dinner: We will be having a great meal, but we need your creative and wonderful campfire cooking skills.  You bring food and your own beverages. WRRR will bring paper plates, plastic utensils, cups and napkins.  Dinner is at 6:30 PM on Saturday to allow time for the raffle and general membership meeting

Anybody with a Dutch oven will be coveted this evening.  If you aren’t sure what to bring the following is a suggestion for the type of dish to make or bring.  If you have a specialty or preference please bring what you like. Last name begins with:

A-P   Main dish   P-R   Side dish or salad   S-Z   Dessert

Raffle: Following dinner on Saturday at the Tumwater group camp the club will raffle off some great river gear. You can buy your tickets at the campground before the raffle starts (or you can buy tickets from the newsletter editor after the raffle is over for half price!)

Trip Leaders: Brenan Filippini, WRRR board

 

Jun
16
Sat
Sauk Summer Overnighter
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – Jun 17 @ 11:15 am

With summer in full swing, it’s time to take advantage of the long days and good flows for an overnight trip on the Sauk River! The Sauk is one of the few rivers in Washington that affords multi-day float opportunities.

In past years, we have run the Upper and Middle Sauk and the Lower Sauk, based on water levels. We will finalize plans as we get closer to the date, but the initial plan will be to put in at Bedal Campground on the NF Sauk early Saturday afternoon and take out at the Darrington mill bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Note that this is an overnight river trip, so you need to take your sleeping and eating gear on the boat. There’s no access to where we camp by car.

And just to find out who is paying attention, the theme for the evening is ZZ Top…