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White Salmon  (4 - BZ Corner to Northwestern Lake)   Class III+ (IV+)   Min 500 cfs    |    Max 2000 cfs   Current 1360 cfs (Reported on 05-24-2018 19:00:00)
Trip Leader : Jule
Contact # : 206.330.7728
Meeting Time : 10/22/2011 9:00:00 AM
Meeting Place : Wet Planet in Husum
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We at the UW Kayak Club have set up a kayak rescue clinic, as well as an intermediate/advanced skills clinic with Wet Planet in October. We have a couple of spots left so I'd like to open this up to folks in the community. We are getting a college discount, and it would be awesome if you would be willing to safety boat for one of our beginner classes in return    Here's info on how to sign up:


RESCUE CLINIC
We will practice small-group whitewater rescue, highly recommended for everyone. Anyone who has seen a river at least once or twice is qualified to attend. Try to beg, borrow, or steal (or even rent!) a dry suit if you don't have your own, it will make the whole thing a LOT more comfortable.

Date: Sunday, Oct 23, 2011
Time: 9-5pm
Location: Wet Planet in Husum, WA
Cost: $76.50 (please do not select the "scholarship" tab!)

Sign up here:
http://mytrip.wetplanetwhitewater.com/tu?UW_Kayak_Rescue


SKILLS CLINIC
It's called a "creeking clinic" on the signup page, but you won't have to run any waterfalls unless you really want to. This clinic is really highly recommended for anyone who is looking to improve their paddling! I can personally vouch for the excellence of the Wet Planet instructors, and guarantee it will make a huge difference for your boating. This is mainly geared toward class III paddlers (if you have a reasonably reliable roll, and have comfortably run rivers like the Middle Middle, Main Sky, or Wenatchee). We will be very flexible though in customizing this to the needs of our paddlers, so if you're not sure if you qualify, ask me. They will also let you demo boats for free during the clinic.

Date: Saturday, Oct 22, 2011
Time: 9-5pm
Location: Wet Planet
Cost: $85.50 (do not select scholarship option)

Sign up here:
http://mytrip.wetplanetwhitewater.com/tu?UW_Kayak_Creekin


We will have free camping available at Wet Planet, but if you'd rather stay someplace with a roof, there are lots of options in White Salmon or Hood River. Logistical details type emails will come from me as the event draws near.

-jule

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  Quote royhprum Replybullet Posted: 27 Sep 2011 at 4:18pm
Hey!! I was wondering .If we get the dry suits.Would a dry top be good>?<
I am very interested ahaha.Would i be given other gear? skirt?booties? boat?and a paddle? i got a helmet and a pfd.and a dry top. please inform me within the next few days
. i got homecoming on that weekend
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  Quote Jule Replybullet Posted: 27 Sep 2011 at 8:50pm
I don't think the rescue clinic comes with gear. For the creeking clinic you can borrow boat, paddle, spray skirt for sure. Contact Wet Planet to find out if they provide helmet and drytop as well.


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  Quote Kenny Replybullet Posted: 10 Oct 2011 at 3:31pm
Hey,
Do we get any sort of certification for the rescue clinic?

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  Quote Jule Replybullet Posted: 11 Oct 2011 at 6:22am
Nope, there will be no official recognition of your increased awesomeness. For that, you would have to take at least a 3 day rescue technician or whatever it's called course.

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  Quote briandunnington Replybullet Posted: 24 Oct 2011 at 10:06am
Just wanted to give a huge 'Thanks!' to Jule and the UKC for putting this together and letting us non-UKC folks in on the action. I got to do some fun boating, learned a ton, and generally had a great time. Hope to see you guys out on the water again soon.
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  Quote irenen Replybullet Posted: 24 Oct 2011 at 10:09am
I second that, thanks Jule, it was a great opportunity to learn and also meet folks that some of us might not run into otherwise.  Thumbs up to Wet Planet too for running an awesome class.
It's all fun and games until someone loses a paddle.
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  Quote up4air Replybullet Posted: 24 Oct 2011 at 2:42pm
The rescue clinic was really great. Todd and Heather at Wet Planet did an awesome job - and nature cooperated with what felt like high 60s temps on Sunday!
More water, please.
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