Dalton Point to Cape Horn Cliffs Kayak Tour


Friday, May 22, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Experienced Paddlers Only

Join Field Representative Peter Cornelison for a kayak trip across the Columbia from Dalton Point in Oregon to Cigar Rock on the Washington shore and back. We’ll pass Phoca Rock, a river beacon named by Lewis & Clark for the abundant harbor seals spotted in the river in the early 1800s.

This outing is for experienced kayakers and canoeists only; you will be asked about your experience level. You must be comfortable crossing the Columbia River, about a mile wide where we put in. You will need to supply your own gear; Friends does not provide equipment or instruction. You must also be a competent swimmer. Canoes with flotation and sit on top kayaks are OK if it is not too windy, we will make this call a day in advance.

Please wear appropriate layers, waterproof outer layers, gloves, PFD, sun protection, lunch, a change of clothes and shoes for afterward.

10 essential personal items for river trips:

1. US Coast Guard approved life jacket (PFD)

2. Signaling whistle

3. Adequate clothing to keep you warm even when wet

4. Brimmed hat with cord or helmet with chin strap

5. If kayaking, a spray skirt if cold, windy or rough water

6. Bilge pump or sponge

7. Dry bag for dry clothes/food

8. Sunglasses with neck cord

9. Float bags for kayaks

10. Water bottles

Before this outing, make sure you understand our Hike Program Information & Guidelines.