6th Grade SW Washington Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife

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Sat, 04/09/2011 - Sun, 04/10/2011

6th grade explorers, unite! This trip features some of the most beautiful and pristine kayaking and hiking in the northwest, as we look for the critters that call this region home. We'll paddle the calm waters of the Columbia as they move in and out of hundreds of inlets and islands near Skamakawa, WA. We'll meet our kayak instructors mid-day on Saturday and learn the basics, and then look for bald eagles, dragon and damselflies, and other wildlife from the unique perspective of our kayaks while we paddle. 

In the evening, we'll drive out to Cape Disappointment and set up our tents, and then do an amazing hike in the morning through old growth forests, keeping our eyes peeled for frogs, coastal birds, and other signs of wildlife. We'll drive back to Portland, tired and happy, across the scenic Astoria Bridge and through the Oregon Coast Range.

No prior experience or special equipment is necessary! 

Contact Erin Goodling to sign up or to ask questions: goodlinge@catlin.edu

Cost is $125 and includes most food, permits, transportation, and kayak instruction and rental. Bring a sack lunch for both days. Financial aid is available! Contact walshj@catlin.edu (Joe Walsh) in the business office.