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February, 2024

Saturday
3
Lower Kalama (red barn section)
10:00 AM
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Looking to refine your boof stroke? The Kalama offers a great little ledge, that‘s very easy to lap! We‘ll plan on running the river down to the ledge fairly quick, and spend most of the day at the ledge dialing in the boof stroke! The river starts off with a couple 3+/4- rapids. Participants should be comfortable running rivers comparable to the MF snoqalmie (Middle middle) before signing up.
Sunday
4
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I plan on meeting at the Copper Canyon take-out and LEAVING the take-out by 11am. Copper Canyon: https://www.lcpud.org/recreation/take-out-sites/. Please note that there are no directions on how to get to Copper Canyon on the PUD website. On the map, it is not labeled, except as "take-out".
Sunday
4
Tukwila Pool
6:00 PM
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Open pool play in both ends. No polo. Come out, get wet, have fun!

Be sure to rinse your boat thoroughly before entering the pool.

Monday
5
Helene Madison Pool
8:00 PM
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A couple rules -

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1 - (MOST IMPORTANT) - RINSE YOUR BOAT. Either at home or at the pool. All the schmutz, dirt and leaves need to be OUT. The boat needs to be CLEAN or we might lose this pool forever. If you can‘t find the hose to rinse your boat at the pool, ask someone.

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2 - Helmet REQUIRED
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3 - We need to be completely out of the water by 9:30pm, and out of the building, doors locked behind us by 10:00pm.
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4- No seal-launching. Even if you just slide your empty boat in/out of the pool, put a towel or kickboard under it to protect the pool lip
Saturday
10
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I plan on meeting at the Copper Canyon take-out and LEAVING the take-out by 11am. Copper Canyon: https://www.lcpud.org/recreation/take-out-sites/. Please note that there are no directions on how to get to Copper Canyon on the PUD website. On the map, it is not labeled, except as "take-out".
Sunday
11
Matt Griffin YMCA
10:00 AM
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One day class for two year certification.
Sunday
11
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Open pool play / practice in shallow end only. Polo in deep end. Come out, get wet, have fun!

Rinse your boat thoroughly before entering the pool.

If you want to play polo part of the time, that‘s fine too. If so, this is the registration to use.
Sunday
11
Tukwila Pool
6:00 PM
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This event will register you for kayak polo in the deep end. If you want general practice in the shallow end, use the other event on this same date
Monday
12
Helene Madison Pool
8:00 PM
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A couple rules -

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1 - (MOST IMPORTANT) - RINSE YOUR BOAT. Either at home or at the pool. All the schmutz, dirt and leaves need to be OUT. The boat needs to be CLEAN or we might lose this pool forever. If you can‘t find the hose to rinse your boat at the pool, ask someone.

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2 - Helmet REQUIRED
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3 - We need to be completely out of the water by 9:30pm, and out of the building, doors locked behind us by 10:00pm.
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4- No seal-launching. Even if you just slide your empty boat in/out of the pool, put a towel or kickboard under it to protect the pool lip
Saturday
17
Flaming geyser
10:00 AM
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LEAVING at 10:30am to make a 2pm Yo-Yo trip possible
Saturday
17
Flaming Geyser State Park
2:00 PM
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I‘m backing this trip up AFTER a lower gorge run, hence the 2pm start time
Sunday
18
Tukwila Pool
6:00 PM
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Open pool play in both ends. No polo. Come out, get wet, have fun!

Be sure to rinse your boat thoroughly before entering the pool.

Monday
19
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The Nisqually is a scenic 10 mile run through Joint Base Lewis McChord south of Tacoma. It is mostly class 2 with a single class 3 rapid that has a good recovery pool afterwards. It is a longer run, so it is suggested to pack a lunch or substantial snack. Meet at Yelm Hydro-Plant take-out, ready to shuttle by 11am. Yelm Hydro-Plant is located in Nisqually Park (not to be confused with Nisqually State Park, which is a different location). See Google Maps link for location. We will shuttle to the put-in at McKenna Park.
Monday
19
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Sorry for the cancellation. Chloe picked up my (Chris‘s) mistake that the pool is closed for President‘s Day. Canceled Registrations have generated a credit to your account which can be used for any future WKC event. If you have any questions, please email or call Chris
Friday
23
Flaming Geyser State Park
5:00 PM
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Let‘s paddle Yoyo under a full moon! Yoyo is a class 2 run but the darkness should make it interesting, so please have solid class 3 paddling skills.

Timeline:
5:00 pm: Please be at Flaming Geyser, changed and ready to shuttle by this time
5:00 pm: Moonrise. Full moon is the following day so it will be nearly full.
5:44 pm: Sunset
6:00 pm: Flaming Geyser State Park closes. Any cars left inside the gate at this time cannot be retrieved until the following day.

Meet at Flaming Geyser put-in. We will drop off boats and then shuttle to Whitney Bridge take-out to drop cars. Since FG will close before we get off the water, shuttle drivers will need to park outside of FG and then walk back in to the put-in (1.3 miles). Don‘t be late, we need to be on the water before the park closes at 6:00.

It is recommended that you bring a waterproof headlamp which can fit on your helmet. If you need to buy one, here‘s a suggestion: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C1VSYNMX?tag=track-ect-usa-1483582-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

I will supply glow sticks for everyone to attach to their boats and pfds, so that we can find each other in case of a swim.

Potluck to follow the paddle. Please bring a camp chair and a food item to share.

This event is subject to cancellation if it‘s too rainy and overcast for the moonlight to shine through.
Saturday
24
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This day is designed for a new paddler that is volunteering to help with the basic class and also for those interested in learning the basics of river rescue. It is a prerequisite before helping with the basic whitewater course.
Sunday
25
Tukwila Pool
6:00 PM
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This event will register you for kayak polo in the deep end. If you want general practice in the shallow end, use the other event on this same date
Sunday
25
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This pool session is reserved for the instructors who will be assisting in teaching the roll for the 2024 Beginner Whitewater Course.

Please respect this event and do not sign up if you have not been invited to attend.

Regular pool sessions return the following week.
Monday
26
Helene Madison Pool
8:00 PM
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A couple rules -

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1 - (MOST IMPORTANT) - RINSE YOUR BOAT. Either at home or at the pool. All the schmutz, dirt and leaves need to be OUT. The boat needs to be CLEAN or we might lose this pool forever. If you can‘t find the hose to rinse your boat at the pool, ask someone.

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2 - Helmet REQUIRED
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3 - We need to be completely out of the water by 9:30pm, and out of the building, doors locked behind us by 10:00pm.
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4- No seal-launching. Even if you just slide your empty boat in/out of the pool, put a towel or kickboard under it to protect the pool lip

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