with Sellwood Yoga and Wet Planet Whitewater
Price $70 (Wet Planet will provide all the gear needed for the trip: top-notch rafts, wetsuit, footwear, splash jacket, fleece if needed, personal flotation jacket, and a helmet along with their professional, experienced and very knowledgeable guides)
Please note: You need to sign up in advance for this trip. The Sign Up buttons below will take you to Wet Planet’s Reservation system and our special group sign-up page for the specific date.
Sunday, August 19th with Savonn and Wet Planet Whitewater
1:00pm (you need to check in at Wet Planet by 12:45pm)
Sign up by August 12th
Join Sellwood Yoga and Wet Planet Whitewater for a eight-mile trip down the wild and scenic White Salmon River. Perfect for beginners and advanced rafters, the river’s a class III-IV. Designated for protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the White Salmon is a breathtaking combination of whitewater and scenery. Fed by natural springs flowing from the glaciers of Mt. Adams, the White Salmon cascades through narrow, cliff lined basalt canyons before heading out into the warm sunshine of a forested valley.
The undeveloped shoreline and inaccessible deep forests invite wildlife to visit the refreshing river, a sight only experienced by rafters and kayakers. Whitewater river rafting on the White Salmon River epitomizes the lush and wild character of the Pacific Northwest in one exciting raft trip.
Wet Planet’s Private Put-In: When water levels are lower, Wet Planet launches their White Salmon river trips from their private upstream put-in. This exclusive access to “the Upper,” 2 miles upstream from the standard public launch site, adds numerous challenging class III/IV rapids and some of the most amazing canyon scenery on the river. An optional cliff jump at the base of BZ Falls adds to the adventure before you even pass the public access point.
No previous rafting experience is necessary–you’ll have a blast whether you are new to rafting or a seasoned expert.
Logistics: Wet Planet is about 1.5 hours from Portland (directions here). The July 21 trip starts promptly at 2pm and the August 19 trip begins at 1:30pm. Remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before the trip starts. If you are late, you risk missing the trip. Upon arrival, please head to the check-in area. Our Wet Planet guides will gather our group together for a pre-trip orientation.
If you need a ride from Sellwood Yoga to Wet Planet please let us know in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help to get you into a carpool. Wet Planet has a great cafe (check out the menu!) If you want to go early, you have time to eat before we put on the river. You can also enjoy a cool beverage and bite to eat after the trips ends.
Wet Planet is close to both White Salmon, WA and Hood River, OR. There are numerous hotel and B&B options in and around both towns. You can also check out some lodging suggestions here.
What to Bring
All you need to bring is a swimsuit, pair of shorts, or something that is not made of cotton to wear underneath a wetsuit. Wet Planet will provide all other gear needed for the trip: wetsuit, footwear, splash jacket, fleece if needed, personal flotation jacket, and a helmet. If your doctor has given you any personal medications to carry (epi-pens, inhalers, heart medications, etc.), please make sure to bring these with you.
The following items are optional but can be useful on the trip (and can all be purchased the Wet Planet shop) :
• Inexpensive pair of sunglasses with some sort of strap to keep them on your head
• Water bottle, with a retaining device to secure it in the raft
• Waterproof sunscreen
Good to Know:
Wet Planet was created by whitewater professionals who believed in rising above current industry standards to provide a higher level of guest service and risk management.
Wet Planet has a full service operation including:
– A full service espresso bar with smoothies, snacks and pastries
– Café & Grill serving lunch and dinner
– Private parking
– Changing rooms
– Hot shower
– Camping for guests on multi-day activities
– Retail shop with t-shirts, souvenirs, and any last minute items, such as sunscreen or sunglasses, that you might have forgotten
– On site photo viewing room where you can enjoy pictures of your trip
– Picnic and BBQ areas
– Plenty of space to relax alongside the river
More about the cafe: Combining high quality Farm-to-Table food, local beer on tap, a selection of local wines, and a down to earth atmosphere, the Wet Planet Café + Grill is available before or after the trip. The menu includes roasted salmon tacos with fresh caught salmon from the Klickitat River, burgers featuring grass fed beef, and much more, all with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Kathy Watson, former owner of Nora’s Table and locally-renowned chef, redesigned the Wet Planet Cafe and Grill Menu in April of 2015 to align with Wet Planet’s core commitment to support the local community and sustainable business practices.