Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Conquer the wide-open waters with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a half-day guided kayak tour on the Lewis River from NorthWest EcoExcursions (a $90 value).
NorthWest EcoExcursions's guides, who each boast either a postgraduate education or more than 10 years in park-ranger experience, shepherd paddlers across the cool grey mirror of the Lewis River. During half-day kayak trips floaters guide an aquatic steed on tranquil, emissions-free jaunts along the border between Washington and Oregon, catching sights of wintering avian wildlife and kites in witness-protection programs.
Throughout the aquatic adventure, experienced naturalists elucidate the area's natural history and explain proper kayaking techniques. Gloriously worn-out paddle jockeys clamber ashore to warm up by wrapping mitts around an included hot beverage and snack or by doing a set of underwater jumping jacks.
A family of ducks swims along Devils Lake, river otters play across Lake Merwin, and a kayak tour floats along the water. When Tracie Driver started NorthWest EcoExcursions, she envisioned a recreation company that would combine outdoor thrills with respect for the environment. To this end, NorthWest's guides, who each boast either a postgraduate education or more than 10 years in park-ranger experience, educate their customers on local wildlife and geology during trips that run the gamut from hiking to whale watching to goat-packing tours. The staff also maintains eco-friendly practices, serving strictly organic foods on camping trips and ensuring all of their office's plants are 100% solar powered.
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