Outing Leaders: Wayne Balsiger, Scott Keenholts and Ron Bailey
NFA Central will be at Big Pines Campground, right on the river. Take Exit 110 from I-90 to get to Canyon Road, and then drive south 18-1/2 miles.
Most people will be floating from several launch sites downstream to the campground or from the campground down to the Roza impoundment. If you don’t have a boat, there is about 16 miles of fairly easy river access along the Canyon Road that runs through the Yakima Canyon south of Ellensburg. The reduced flows at this time of the year (and during the fall drawdown after Labor Day) make wading easier than during mid-summer.
The outings fee is $25. NFA will provide all the meals for the weekend from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Bring your own beer, wine, and hard stuff.
To see previous outing pictures, click here.
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