You will cover 14 miles of class I and II+ whitewater rapids during the course of the day. Featuring riffles, which are mellower in the morning and more adventurous in the afternoon, this is an excellent introductory trip for first time kayakers. You will paddle through moderate stretches of whitewater, relax in calm pools, experience an abundance of wild life, and float through Hellgate Canyon (featured in the movie River Wild). An all-you-can eat BBQ will be served mid-day for lunch at Indian Mary Park.
The name of this river comes from the Native American word Klamet for "swift." It is known for its hot weather and warm water. Wildlife abounds, from trout to salmon to heron and eagles. The day will begin with some warm-up rapids preparing you for the more challenging Class III rapids like Devil's Toenail, Trench, and Kanaka. Lunch will be set up mid day along the river's edge. Late afternoon, we will have vans waiting at the take-out, and you will be transported back to Happy Camp or Merlin.
This truly distinctive canyon landscape offers the breathtaking combination of clear blue water, vertical rock cliffs and spires, along with mountain meadows, and pine forest. Energize your spirit by soaking in the awesome scenery while running untamed white water rapids.
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