Whitewater kayaking has become an activity that I not only crave, but is also a sport that has introduced me to the small community of people who share a love for the river.
It is hard to imagine where I would be in life if I had never discovered paddling.
If you are interested in learning to whitewater kayak, I encourage you to seek professional instruction and take your time learning the ways of the paddle. The river is a dangerous environment, no doubt, but by learning how to read water, be in control of the kayak, and practice river safety techniques, whitewater kayaking is a readily available activity in the Wenatchee Valley.
While spring paddling is something experienced paddlers cannot wait for, the lower flows of July and August are more appropriate for the beginner paddler.
Spring is right around the corner, and I am already getting excited to see how this year’s snowmelt comes down the mountain.
Enjoy the rest of your winter, and I hope to see you on the river in the near future.
— Tom Potter
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