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Paddle – Obstruction Pass

June 2 - June 4

Trip plan below, if you would like to join Bonnie and I get back to me.  You will need to get a ferry reservation.
Ed Alm –
Friday  – 6/2
Ferry to Orcas Island, Drive to public dock at Obstruction Pass. Launch and paddle to campsite on Jones Island, lunch on Blind Island.  Total paddling distance 12 nm
Saturday  – 6/3
Visit Yellow Island, and paddle around the Wasp Islands, visit Deer Harbor for Ice Cream.  Other possibilities depending on weather and inclination of paddlers.
Sunday  –  6/4
Paddle back to Obstruction Pass 12 nm, visit Blind Island for lunch
Fairly protected waters with one longish crossing (mouth of Eastsound).  Potential for wind waves, and other standard hazards.  PFD and Immersion wear required.  You must have the standard beginning skills, such as wet exit, unassisted re-entry, etc.  You must be able to pack your boat with all your own camping gear and food and water.  You must bring all your own water, it will not be available at the campsite.  This is a Skill level II trip with the possibility of some eddy lines and mild current action.  If you are unsure of your suitability call me and we will discuss it.  This is intended for everyone but a raw beginner.
Independent paddlers could make this an overnight trip by Ferrying to Orcas early Saturday morning, and launching at Deer Harbor.


June 2
June 4
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