tuckersargent
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BoaterTalk III and V is fine
What is the PP site that people keep referring too? What is are some rivers that you think would be great to run next week?

Thanks for the help.
tuckersargent
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The Skykomish is a standard, runs most the time class III-IV locally. If you're lucky, the Middle Snoqualmie or Upper Green Gorge will be running. They're class III-IV and really nice. The Lower Green is more III-II but is a beautiful gorge with a wilderness feel(no houses). The Sauk is also a nice III-IV run with a wilderness feel.

I ran the Dungeness out on the Peninsula on Monday for my first time. Nice III+ run with no houses, though lots of wood. Whatever the level was Monday, it was a little low.

I can't comment on more difficult runs.

When studying runs, it's best to cross reference between the AW site and the PP river pages and understand that folks sandbag a bit. That is, if you ask for a class III run on PP, they may well offer you a stiff class IV run. Do your homework.

http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/rfc/ attempts to predict river levels with varying degrees of success.
tuckersargent
I am working two consecutive weekends in June and have the week in between off and would like to bring my boat and go kayaking. I would like to explore rivers around the Seattle area that I can do day stretches on and stay with friends who live in the area or I was thinking of exploring the Olympic Peninsula and camping out there. Would love to paddle a range of 3 to 4+/5-. May or may not have boaters with me who are less comfortable with 5.

Any suggestions on good day runs would be much appreciated.

Tucker