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Seattle's Terrain Is Good For At Least One Thing: Rivers For Tubing

August 5, 2009 at 12:04 PM | by | ()

High temperatures in and around Seattle have finally settled down, but residents of the The Emerald City probably still need a good way to beat the heat. Our suggestion is to head a few hours outside of the city proper and make Leavenworth your day trip destination. Not only will you be able to test out your kayaking and rafting skills, but you can also just sit back, relax, and slowly tube down the Wenatchee River.

The tubing season has finally opened on the river, and things will run until the end of summertime—we’re thinking that means Labor Day. To get outfitted for your 2-mile down river journey, the outfitters at River Rider provide fancy tubes equipped with handles and cup holders—perfect for holding your Snapple.

For something a bit stronger than a peach iced tea, cooler tubes are available. Finally, they’ll ensure you are safe and sound by providing life jackets and wetsuit booties.

A trip down the river will set you back $15 per person, and the trips take place daily starting just before noon. Just make sure you get there earlier in the day, since the last float of the day departs at 4:30pm. All you need to do is show up in your bathing suit, or at least in something that looks like one, and the place says they’ll take care of you from there—enjoy!

Related Stories:
· River Rider Tubing [Official Site]
· Tube The Rivers Of Florida's 'Redneck Riviera' [Jaunted]
· Water Sports coverage [Jaunted]

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