Today I paddled with the ‘Kayak Portland’ Meetup group from LaCenter to Ridgefield. A 9.4 mile paddle. From LaCenter, down the Lewis River, up the Columbia River a bit, then up the Lake River to Ridgefield.
I went to join a group at Lake Merwin that had planned to do this paddle. They didn’t show up (I think they bailed because of the heat), so I did it solo. The heat just meant that I got more practice flipping the boat to cool off…
We have done part of this route in our ski boat many times, but this was a great way to experience more of Canyon Creek, and see the whole route in a new way.
3.07 miles from Cresap to the rapids on Canyon Creek, 6.14 miles round trip.