Saturday, June 11 - Monday June 13
Boardman Oregon Columbia River Cruise (Lake Umatilla)
Why go to the most boring terrain in the Pacific Northwest? (3 hour drive east from Portland)
Because this is June! Not the most comfortable month for Northwest sailing.
In June, Lake Umatilla offers:
Warm temps (average 81-84)
Consistent Wind (average 17 mph)
Wide-open water (one of the widest sections of the Columbia with little current)
Relaxation: uncrowded, relaxed, free parking/launching/moorage (at Boardman).
Wildlife (deer, birds) and empty beaches.
Fishing (bass, other warm water).
Saturday, launch at Boardman OR boat launch (free).
Sail, at 3:00, to Crow Butte Park for the night ($15.00).
Sunday, short hike to top of Crow Butte, then sail to Irrigon Marina (free).
Alternatively, find a beach and anchor.
Monday, sail back to Boardman (down current).
If you wanted to shorten the trip, Sunday you could simply pull into Boardman (as we pass it) and finish.
Crow Butte Park
and of course, my video from last years solo trip...
Download the free pdf chart of the area…
Cheers! and looking forward to the approaching sailing season!
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