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  Quote thad2000 Replybullet Topic: Scenic float?
    Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 11:23am
I'm looking for a scenic float with no rapids to take my uncle down. Class 1 or less preferably within an hour from seatac. He's over 70 and spry, but really not into rapids. I have a decent tandem inflatable and thought it might make for a nice day to spend out in the sun.
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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 12:19pm
Snoqualmie from the powerhouse take-out down to Fall city is nice and close and has water pretty much all the time, and you can take out right in town where there's a bar. Plus you can go take a look at the falls too. Short run though, probably a couple miles?





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  Quote JayB Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 1:34pm
Scenic floats that are pure class I runs might be tough to find in the Puget Sound, as they're pretty much all valley-bottom runs that traverse farms, suburbs, etc. Class II runs will open up the menu a bit. If you are open to class II, the Sky from Sultan to Monroe might bit the bill.
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  Quote Slackkinhard Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 1:57pm
Skagit eagle float
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  Quote thad2000 Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2015 at 10:17pm
Good point about class one runs being valley treks. :( He's got a bum arm and any kind of swim would be rough. The Snoqualamie run might be a good primer to see how he handles stuff. I'm not sure what the Skagit eagle float is.. I'll have to look. I'll have to check out Sultan to Monroe too.
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  Quote Jimmy Replybullet Posted: 23 Apr 2015 at 4:56am
We do the Sultan to Monroe pretty often in the summer with the kids.  Nice float with riffle rapids.  It will take about 3-4 hours if the water is not too low.  A shorter stretch would be Ben Howard fishing access to Monroe, about an hour unless you stretch it out by stopping on the gravel bars often.  At all accesses you are able to drive right up to the water to launch and take out.
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  Quote Slackkinhard Replybullet Posted: 23 Apr 2015 at 6:58am
we've taken relatives on this stretch in Jan-Feb to see the eagles.  I can't recall any rapids at all...just flowing flat water.  Takes a couple hours, easy in, and easy out

Skagit - 3. Marlbelmount to Rockport
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  Quote thad2000 Replybullet Posted: 26 Apr 2015 at 10:11am
Fantastic, thanks for the suggestions.
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