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Sea Kayak - Desolation Sound

This 8-day trip will include six days paddling in Desolation Sound.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 70.5 nm

We will meet at SunLund Campground in Lund on the evening of July 31st, camp for one night, and launch at the boat launch at 8:00 am August 1st.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty: II/III 
  • Distance:  60 + nm
  • Pace: 3.0 nm/hr

Desolation Sound

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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