I have been a river rat since back in the 1980's and have gown to love time on the river. It's a whole new way to see the world in a new light. Far more wild life to see and a part of the scenery one seldom is able to see. Vicki and I are building a new white water 14 ft Cateraft. It is a two seater and the frame is a combination fishing/ white water type. We have in the past used a 17 ft fiberglass drift boat and made the decision to move into a cat boat so we can be more versatile. We have run the Skagit, Sauk, Snohomish system, many of the coastal rivers have seen my drift boat with a steelhead or two on board,Yakima canyon as well as the Lochsa in Idaho all in the drift boat. We would love to do some over night trips as well as many day trips. If anyone on here has any experience and would like to plan some joint trips please chime in and we can make it all happen. We had hopes of having the new boat ready this past spring, but with retirment and building a new home it took a back burner. I am hoping to have the new boat all finished and operational by early spring in order to have fun this year. I know it's not off roading but it is a form of overlanding, just on the water instead of the backroads. If you have never tried it, it is a wonderful way to see the beauty of nature in a whole new prospective. We seldom do rivers with more than a class 3+ rating. Nice easy kick back floats can be a truly wonderful way to spend a day exploring just another aspect of Gods wonderful creation alone or with a small group of friends.
Hello, looking for recommendations for areas within a few hours of Sammamish where I can drive in, camp with my boys, and drive out the following afternoon. Looking more for areas of dispersed camping, or primitive campgrounds with no services. Driving a full size crew cab, so overly narrow trails are a no go. Thanks for any insights.