As the the seasons change, the wildlife of the Sauk takes front stage. The salmon runs provide a long awaited feast, and the rains rejuvenate the river environment. The “recreation” season comes to an end with cool, unpredictable weather. Although most are unprepared to meet the backcountry in these conditions, Adventure Cascades can take you there in comfort and safety.
We challenge you to join us in our pursuit to showcase the best the Darrington area has to offer in every season, rain or shine.
Just pick a date below, and we will help you prepare.
Fall and Winter Scenic Floats
Local river enthusiast have a secret that is not widely known. The river season doesn’t end in the fall, it begins.
River trips in the the wet season offer adventurers new challenges. Unpredictable weather requires thoughtful preparation and the ability to adapt to changing conditions. Exposure to cold is our biggest risk, and our entire trip is planned around managing that risk.
We will set you up for success, from the moment you book your trip until you are packed up and ready to leave. We meet you in the morning with coffee from Mt. Loop Books and Coffee and pastries from the Whitehorse Farmers Market. For wet days, we have ponchos for sale, and the warmth of our small shop make your final preparation an enjoyable experience.
This section of the Sauk is mild, however the scenery is second to none and the complex river channels will keep you guessing where your boat is going next. Your guide knows the clear paths though, and the slower water provides time to discuss all the outstandingly remarkable qualities that give the Sauk its Wild and Scenic designation.
While adhering to Leave No Trace, we have created a designated lunch camp with a fire, seating and cover from the elements. We have a hearty lunch supplied by the Whitehorse Farmers Market and designed to showcase local businesses. The predetermined location and unhurried pace of your trip make this a great time to explore the river environment by foot.
When the river portion of the trip comes to an end, your van will be waiting. It’s just a quick drive back to the shop where dry clothes and warmth can always be found.
This full day trip on the Sauk is perfect for all ages and ability levels or for the adventurer looking for a laid-back pace with plenty of scenic photo opportunities and local information.
What To Bring
cold weather gear
Adventure Cascades DOES NOT provide base layers or insulation. We recommend you bring synthetic base layers for cooler day. Gloves, knit hats and wool socks are also recommended for cooler days. All guides travel with drybags to store your extra clothing.