Whitewater rafting the Farmlands cannot be described as just another splashy day on the river.
Rafting the Class V Farmlands stretch of the White Salmon River takes adventure seekers into the depths of the river’s deepest gorge, a section rarely seen by whitewater enthusiasts.
This summer, Wet Planet has been fortunate enough to venture into this canyon with guests seeking that quintessential Pacific Northwest whitewater adventure.
As the narrow window for the perfect water level opened up (between 3.5 ft and 2.75 ft on the White Salmon Husum gauge), Wet Planet’s most experienced raft guides and kayak instructors got together for the necessary “probe” mission. Getting the thumbs up (no trees blocking the way), the reservation staff immediately began to spread the word to our Farmlands Waiting List and trips began to form.
What makes the Farmlands different from the Middle White Salmon?
A tighter canyon with overhanging cliff walls forms the backdrop for Washington’s steepest and most committing commercial Class V whitewater trip. Typically, only highly experienced whitewater kayakers see this section. The gear and experience required to run a commercial trip on the Farmlands is too much for most companies.
Its a good thing Wet Planet is run by some of the most passionate and devoted whitewater enthusiasts in the Columbia River Gorge.
The Farmlands also offers guests a full multi-sport experience while white water rafting. They help navigate the technical rapids, they hike and climb on the rock walls, they even go swimming.
With rope systems in place, two kayak supports, and help from the guides, guests get a taste of expeditionary whitewater rafting close to home. Check out this cinemagraphic taste of our trips into the Farmlands.
If you seek a more extreme whitewater adventure, call us quick (877-390-9445). With water levels dropping, trips down the Farmlands will only book for a few more days in 2011!