We’re fortunate to have our Columbia River flowing past Wenatchee, and even more fortunate to have our Club’s facilities located right on its riverbank. But have you ever wanted to paddle other sections of the Columbia, or other bodies of water entirely? There’s the Greater Columbia Water Trail System, for example, as well as other rivers, such as the White and the Yakima, and lakes like Lake Wenatchee and Banks Lake.
One boat per car works for locations where the put‐in and take‐out is the same, but is a major logistical problem when the take‐out is miles from the put‐in. The solution is a canoe/kayak trailer that can drop off boats in one location and pick them up in another, together with a cadre of rotating volunteer non‐paddling drivers.
We’re trying to gauge interest within the Club for doing trips away from our home base, with the potential for some overnights, before investing in another boat trailer (no, our existing trailers, for various reasons, won’t work). If you would like to participate in such activities, please email Tom Cushing at TomC@WenatcheePaddle.org, and give him your take on the idea. If you have experience towing, also let us know if you’d be willing to be an occasional trailer jockey.