Creek Boating Basics

Creek Boating Basics

Location:  United States
Starting From: US $175.00

This class is for the aspiring creek boater

The Pacific Northwest is THE creek boat Mecca of North America. Come and experience some of the best rapids in the world and the raw beauty of the Cascade Mountains with our top level coaches.

Day 1: Class III river (Washougal, Bull Run, N. Santiam)

Day 2 : Class IV river (Molalla, East Fork Lewis, June Creek, Jordan Creek, etc)

A combat roll is required. Comfort on class 3 is also a necessity.

We will establish a team dynamic and asses the students on day 1 paddling solid class III while laying some ground work and foundational skills.

On day 2 we find some small volume class III-IV stuff to work on:

-Moving as a team

-When to scout? / techniques for giving beta to friends in the eddy

-Portaging efficiently as a team

-How to set support for teammates

-Boofing

-micro-eddies/ pocket eddies

-boat scouting

-seal launching

-reading steeper rapids

-and much much more…

Additional Information

A combat roll is required. Comfort on class 3 is also a necessity.

We will meet at the take-out (TBD). 

The runs will be within an hour or two of Portland. 

We will be on the water most of the day. 

Day 1: Class III river (Washougal R., Bull Run R., North Santiam R, East Fork Lewis)
Day 2 : Class III-IV river (Molalla R, East Fork Lewis R, June Creek, Jordan Creek, etc)

We would establish a team dynamic and asses the students on day 1 paddling solid class III while laying some ground work and foundational skills.

On day 2 we find some small volume class III-IV stuff to work.

Things To Bring

You will need full whitewater kit including drysuit or heavy wetsuit.  This class involves scouting and portaging at times so be sure you wear sturdy footwear.  Also bring any safety and rescue gear you would normally bring with you paddling.  If you have questions about what you should bring please call us at 503-285-0464.  Thanks
 

Inclusions

We can provide all gear needed upon request.

Exclusions

Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!

If your coach / guide was so exceptional that you want him or her to be your guide on all future trips, simply request them at the time you make your reservation.  While we cannot promise he/she will be available, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.

Transport to the river and food is up to you. We do not provide rescue equipment to students.

Cancellation Policy

The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

Pickup/Departure

We meet at the Take-out

Drop-Off

We will wrap things up on day 2 at the take-out.

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Creek Boating Basics is perfect for the aspiring creek boater! We will be paddling solid class III on day 1 while laying some ground work and foundational skills. Day 2, we step it up and challenge ourselves as a team

This class is for the aspiring creek boater

Day 1: Class III river (Washougal, Bull Run, N. Santiam)

Day 2 : Class IV river (Molalla, East Fork Lewis, June Creek, Jordan Creek, etc)

A combat roll is required. Comfort on class 3 is also a necessity.

We will establish a team dynamic and asses the students on day 1 paddling solid class III while laying some ground work and foundational skills.

On day 2 we find some small volume class III-IV stuff to work on:

-Moving as a team

-When to scout? / techniques for giving beta to friends in the eddy

-Portaging efficiently as a team

-How to set support for teammates

-Boofing

-micro-eddies/ pocket eddies

-boat scouting

-seal launching

-reading steeper rapids

-and much much more…