2013 Lower Klickitat River, Class II
Klickitat River - Leidl Campground
Date: July 6-7, 2013
River: Klickitat, Class II
Contact: , 503-543-5743
Trip Information: Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 6th & 7th for camping at Leidl and then a great 17 mile long Class II run on the Klickitat River Saturday. This a great run in an IK and a kind of lazy one in a raft (but still very fun). You need a Washington Discover Pass to camp there and you need to bring your own supply of drinking water. This is a large campground that always has room for us on this long weekend. There are additional runs to be had above Leidl and also below the town of Klickitat. The shuttle route for the main run on Saturday is really long and we typically start it by about 9 AM, so you have to be in camp by then or have made previous arrangements to meet us at the takeout before 10 AM and to know which takeout we plan to use (we don't always go to the Ice House). If you are not planning on camping and still want to make this run we absolutely have to know you're coming in advance. Most often we jamb so many people in the shuttle rigs that trying to get one more just might not work. Those at camp on Sunday morning can organize their preferred trip sections and shuttles for that day.
The Saturday run is a Class II section, but this is a great place to develop those Class II skills in your IK. The consequences of a swim are probably just a big smile. Likely there will be an informal potluck on Saturday night, or more formal if someone besides me organizes it. Our Lower Columbia Canoe friends will also be running with us on this weekend.
Contact me for more information or directions to Leidl.
Dave Graf 503-543-5743 Hm.