Seattle Sea Kayak Club 2007 Trip List
 Date # days Description SK Level
Sunday, March 11 1+ Lake Diablo.   Come paddle this scenic lake and enjoy the spring views of winter in the North Cascades. Wetsuit or drysuit and winter paddle gear required.  Extend the trip and stay overnight at cabins in Marblemount.  Enjoy a relaxing Game Night Sat night. Cribbage or Scrabble anyone?  Saturday - hiking or explore the Skagit River.  II+
Saturday, March 17 1 Langus River Front Park.  Everett to Marysville (car shuttle).  Casual 2-3 hour paddle in slough.  Don't need to wear green, but must have all standard safety gear.  Optional lunch nearby restaurant. I+
Saturday, March 31 1 Devil's Head - Round Devil's Head from Joemma State Park to Long Branch.  Shuttle involved.  Nine nautical miles.  Wet or drysuits may be required II-III
Saturday, April 14 1 Joseph Whidbey State Park to Moran's Beach County Park, Whidbey Island.  SK III.  Approximately 14 nautical miles, round trip III
Saturday, April 21 1 Snohomish River/ Langus River Front Park to 10th St. Boat Launch.   Down the river to the sunken barges near Jetty Island.  Explore bay behind barges, land on Jetty for sack lunch,  Around Jetty or portage over, depending upon weather.  Many birds...heron, cormorants, possibly even baby seagulls.  About a 3-4 hour trip.  Car Shuttle. 
Sunday, April 22 1 Dabob Bay Oyster Fest.   Launch at Point Whitney, cross the Bay to our own secret oyster beach, pick a peck at low tide, slurp them raw or grilled, tour the Bay on our return.  7 to 10 nm. III
Thursday, April 26 1 Lake Washington Evening Paddle.   Enjoy a relaxed paddle leaving from Magnuson Park @7pm.  II
Saturday, April 28 2 Strawberry Island.  Launch from Guemes Island and camp on Strawberry.  About 18 nm.  III
Saturday, April 28 1 Circumnavigate Fox Island.  13 nautical miles II-III
Saturday, April 28 1 Spring Sea Kayak Seminar by Washington Water Trails at the Renton Community Center N/A
Sunday, April 29 1 Hamersley Inlet.  Launch At Shelton and paddle to Hope Island for lunch and return.  Can be strong currents up to 5 knots.  Bring picnic lunch.  14 miles round trip.  Limit 12 people. II+ III
Saturday, May 05 1 Anderson Island - Circumnavigate Anderson Island.  15 nautical miles. II-III
Saturday, May 12 2 The Hook of Hood Canal.  Launch from Belfair State Park and paddle to Potlatch State Park to camp.  Paddle back on the other side of the Canal.  About 27 nm. III
Friday, May 18 3 Yakima River.  Paddle Yakima Canyon.  Overnight 5/19 at Red's.  5/20 hike Umtanum Canyon (birds, flowers). II
Saturday, May 19 2 Puget Sound Sea Kayak Symposium in Tacoma N/A
Monday, May 28 1 Cutts Island - Paddle from the launch on Rosedale past Cutts Island to Kopachuck State Park and Horseshoe Bay.  Limit 8 II
Thursday, May 31 1 Lake Washington Evening Paddle.   Enjoy a relaxed paddle leaving from Magnuson Park @7pm.  II
Friday, June 01 1 Blue Moon Paddle.   Paddle from Edmonds to Carkeek Park. Bring a flashlight, a snack and come explore the waters at night and, hopefully, experience the bioluminescence.   Limit of 12.
Saturday, June 02 1 Chuckanut Bay - 2.1 Minus tide.  Best possible viewing of the famous palm tree fossils this summer. I
Saturday, June 09 2 Saddlebag Island.   Paddle over from Anacortes and explore Saddlebag island. Paddle around Padilla Bay and explore the National Estuary Sanctuary.  Great for bird watching.  Camping at Saddlebag island marine park.   Wetsuit or drysuit required. III
Saturday, June 09 1 Keyport to Poulsbo.   Paddle Liberty Bay.  Lunch at Keyport on Kitsap Peninsula.  Alternately, paddle Agate Passage.  Approx. 8 miles.  II
Saturday, June 16 1 Mercer Slough on Lake Washington.   Good beginner paddle.  Placid stretch of the Lake with no motorboats.  Usually see herons, other birds, even turtles on a sunny day.  Not a long, hard paddle.  Launch at Enati Park under I-90 East Channel Bridge.  About a 2 hour paddle.  I
Thursday, June 21 1 Summer Solstice Paddle in Kirkland.   Paddle the Kirkland waterfront and enjoy the evening of summer solstice on the water.  Meet at Houghton Beach at 6:30 pm, and paddle to Juanita Beach and back.  Stop for ice cream afterwards.   II
Friday, June 22 4 Whidbey Island.  Launch at Camano Island State Park and paddle around Whidbey Island.  Camps at Hope Island, Fort Ebey and Possession Point.  Paddling days of 19, 16, 30 and 17 nm. IV
Saturday, June 23 1 Henderson Inlet - See dozens of seals, herons and other wildlife on this lovely Inlet paddle.  Hiking trails at the lunch spot add interest II+
Saturday, June 30 1 Dash Point to Quartermaster Harbor.  Day trip into one of the most beautiful and scenic paddling environments in Puget Sound.  14 nautical miles. II -III
Sunday, July 01 1 Snohomish River Nice quiet leisurely summer paddle.  Bring sunglasses and suntan lotion II-III
Saturday, July 07 7 Lake Roosevelt.   Kettle Falls to Spokane River.  Shuttle required.  60 miles.  Max 12 people. II-III
Friday, July 27 3 Blakely and Decatur Islands   Approximately 45 nautical miles.  Launch from Washington Park, Anacortes, on Friday.  Camp two nights at James Island (Cascadia Marine Trail site).  After setting up camp on James Island on Friday, circumnavigate Blakely Island.  On Saturday, circumnavigate Decatur Island.  Return to Washington Park on Sunday.  Paddlers must be comfortable crossing Rosario Strait in potentially rough conditions.   IV
Sunday, August 05 1 Second Annual Rescue & Roll Practice on Beaver Lake. We'll put in at our home in Sammamish at 2:00 pm and paddle a short distance to the Beaver Lake swimming area.  We'll  practice rescues and rolls, or just paddle around Beaver Lake for a couple hours and then return to our home for a potluck barbecue.  Leisurely and fun.  No formal instruction.
Sunday, August 05 1 Hopeful Picnic South Sound - Boston Harbor to Hope Island.  Picnic on the Island, maybe pizza in Olympia afterward, depending on group mood. II
Friday, August 10 3 West Sound, Orcas Island  Approximately 50 nautical miles.  Launch from Washington Park, Anacortes.  Camp 2 nights at Blind Island (Cascadia Marine Trail site).  Day trip Saturday to West Sound, Orcas Island.  Paddlers must be comfortable crossing Rosario Strait in potentially rough conditions IV
Saturday, August 18 1 Port Townsend Shoreline.    Meet at old Fort Townsend and paddle north to Fort Warden beach.  Explore the Port Townsend shoreline in between.    Camping  at old Fort Townsend.   Wetsuit or drysuit required.  III
Saturday, August 18 1 Crab from your Kayak:     Back by popular demand, crab at a secret location that produces limits frequently.  Meet at 10:00 am, drive and launch at noon. If the weather is good, cook our bounty on the beach or return to our house in Seattle. Limit 8 boats.  Must have Crab Trap or Ring and Crabbing license.  II
Tuesday, August 28 1 Lake Union-Ship Canal Evening Paddle - Early evening launch at the Sunnyside Boat Launch on Lake Union & paddle down the Ship Canal (2 hours). Bring lights. III
Friday, September 07 3 Wooden Boats Port Townsend N/A
Friday, September 14 3 Fort Flagler - 14th Annual Fun Festival at Fort Flagler.  Fri. evening BBQ.  Sat. paddle to Port Townsend or in Kilisut Harbor.  Sat. evening potluck.  Sun. do Port Townsend Channel and Chimacum Creek.  Sleep in dorm rooms in old Army barracks.  Fee $25/person; $ in by 9/7 to reserve your place.  II+
Friday, September 14 3 West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium Port Townsend N/A
Saturday, September 22 2 Burrows Island.  Launch at Bowman Bay, explore Burrows and Allen Islands and camp at Burrows.  About 14 nm. III
Saturday, September 22 2  Circumnavigate Cypress Island.  Launch from Washington Park, tents and campfires at Pelican Beach, climb Eagle Cliff  – a beautiful trip to celebrate the equinox and welcome autumn.  15 nm
Saturday, September 22 1 Annual Fall Trip through Everett Slough.  Celebrate autumn with a leisurely-paced paddle from Langus River Front Park to Marysville (car shuttle).  A calm quiet stretch of slow water (find blackberry bushes).  2-3 hour trip.  Optional early dinner at a nearby restaurant.  1+
Saturday, September 29 7 San Juan Loop.   Depart from Anacortes, weave between Orcas and Shaw, turn around the south end of San Juan and the north end of Lopez.  Two nights in the middle with hot showers and kitchens at Snug Harbor Resort.  65 miles.  Max 14nm/day.  Sign up by Sept 10, max 8 people.   III
Saturday, September 29 1 Capitol Lake.  See salmon and fall colors.  I
Tuesday, October 09 1 Kirkland Evening Paddle.  2 hour paddle from Houghton Beach to Juanita Bay.  Look for beavers in the Bay and return after dark.  III
Saturday, October 13 1 Case Inlet - Leaping salmon and beautiful fall colors are highlights of this almost-annual paddle II
Saturday, October 20 1 Squaxin Island.  Launch at Boston Harbor and paddle around Squaxin and Hope Islands.  About 12 nm.  III
Saturday, Oct. 27 - 29 3 Lake Ozette on the West Side of the Olympic Peninsula. Launch from the north side of the lake at the end of Ozette Rd, next to the campground.  Camp on Tivoli Island about six miles south of the launch site .  We'll make this a base camp for two nights.  As a side trip, we can hike about two miles on a trail from Ericson Bay to Sand Point on the coast.  Be prepared for wet weather.  The lake has a eight-mile fetch, so it can generate waves if the wind kicks up.  Due to the drive distance, car-pooling is recommended.  Limit - eight due to camping constraints on Tivoli Island. III
Saturday, November 03 1 Oakland Bay:  Explore the most obscure inlet-end of South Puget Sound!  Launch from Walker County Park near Shelton, tour Chapman Cove on the way up to the top of the inlet, and check out the docks of Shelton on the way down.  This bay provides more than a third of the nation’s manila clam harvest.  13 miles round trip. III
Saturday,  November 24 1 Dungeness Spit.   Paddle from Cline Spit to Dungeness Lighthouse, stop for lunch, then return for supper at the Three Crabs restaurant.  Dungeness Spit is a National Wildlife Reserve.  $3.00 launch fee/family. Sign up early – numbers of visitors are limited. II
Sunday, November 25 1 Sequim/ Discovery Bay.   Depending on the weather, we’ll explore the shore of the Miller Peninsula (protected from south winds), OR explore the spits and lagoons inside Sequim Bay (protected from north winds), OR cruise the west shore of Discovery Bay (protected from west winds).  6 to 11 nm III
Saturday, December 01 1 Scenic Beach to Fisherman Harbor:  Launch from near Seabeck on the east shore of Hood Canal, cross 3 miles to explore the long cove at the end of Toandos Peninsula, then cross 1 mile to the east and follow the shore south for a loop trip.  14 miles round trip. IV
Sunday, December 02 1 Enatai to Coulon.  Paddle to Coulon Park for lunch at Ivars.  10 Miles round trip. III