Trip Report    

Little Skookum Inlet

From Arcadia we launched at around the time of max flood at Totten entrance, 8:30 a.m. We paddled to Little Skookum Inlet and followed it to the end, exploring a bit into the creek. Then returned for a total of 16.8 nm.

  • Sun, Apr 4, 2021
  • Totten Inlet
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Successful
  • Road suitable for all vehicles

This trip was led by Will Greenough.   There were 4 of us, and it was Easter Sunday.   We launched a few minutes before 8:30, and paddled toward Totten Inlet.   

The wind (which had been forecast to switch to a north wind overnight) was still a south wind so we figured correctly that it would switch during the day and we would have a headwind both ways.    At least it was less than 10 kt and the water was actually glassy in the middle of the day.     

We had slight current assist all day, most noticeable on the way back.      It was interesting to explore the inlet and creek, where we eventually turned around because of lots of waterfowl we didn't want to disturb.     

Heading back out we found a small unsigned beach on the north side to land on for a lunch break (45 minutes), but a lot of the shoreline was signed "No Trespassing, No Hunting."   

We got back to Arcadia around 2:45 pm.    

Will said that we had gone 16.8 nm according to his GPS.    

High tide was 12.3 ft shortly after 11 a.m.