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Those who pushed for Wild Sky Wilderness celebrate its 5-year mark

INDEX — Five years later, Wild Sky is still wild. This was precisely the goal of the people who pushed for the creation of the Wild Sky Wilderness area in the Cascade Mountains — to set aside a wild area to make sure it stays that way. About 60 people gathered in Index on Tuesday…

Outdoor Adventure Center hosts Wild Sky Wilderness Celebration in Index, Washington

Sen. Murray, Rep. Larsen visit Wild Sky on 5-year anniversary Index, Washington The Skykomish River was sparkling last week as it danced with the sun, seeming to join in the festivities. United States Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Rick Larsen traveled to Index on Tuesday, Aug. 20 to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the creation of…

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Raft & IK Split Rock

Family floats and Salmon swims are in! August is the best time to enjoy warm summer temps and relaxing float trips on the Skykomish River! This is also the larger of the spawning seasons for pink salmon so now is the perfect time to experience the Skykomish River – raft and kayak only 1 hour…

Bringing back old traditions with Skyfest

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Along with celebrating the river opportunities, Outdoor Adventures, and the University of Washington Kayak Club formed a synergistic relationship to invite partnerships with area residents, businesses, schools, clubs, and organizations to create an event that would draw participants and spectators to the Snohomish County recreational corridor to experience what we call Mild-to-Wild events and festivities.

Rafting Season 2013

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As the first snow begins to melt the river house begins to prepare for an exhilarating season of white water rafting. The Skykomish season began in May and went through the end of July this year. Whether it is on the North Fork, the Main or the Lower, we always seem to have a good time on the Skykomish River. Guide training was also a huge success this year. Our guides know exactly how to make rafting trips safe, fun and adventurous. We had a lot of big companies come out and experience the white water this year as well as families and church camps. Time flies when you’re having fun! Looking forward to another great rafting season!