It was late last summer and a friend and I thought it would be great to kayak from Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington. We called it the lake to lake. Someone is totally going to sponsor this one day and make, errr I mean, donate tons of cash to some charity. Hundreds will show to paddle board, kayak, canoe, whatever. They'll pay/raise $100 each and walk away with a free t-shirt. With a pit-stop at Red Hook brewery along the way it's not a bad idea...Anyway, we took a couple of inflatable kayaks (the Helios II and Safari), left a car in Log Boom park, just off of Lake City Way in Kenmore on the North end of Lake Washington.
After I got home from this mini-adventure (it took 5 1/2 hours by the way) I had to get ready for my Virgin Islands trip. I was simply trying to figure out how to delete a few folders on my trusty Canon freeze-proof, water-proof, shock-proof, camera and then it happened. Reformat blah-blah-blah. I wonder what that button will do? Poof. All pictures and thus proof of my adventure deleted. Oh well, it just means I'll have to do it again next summer. Lake to lake!
~Paul, Micah ETC
If you go, remember, paddle west-ish, from Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington (that's downstream), give yourself about 5-6 hours plus driving back and forth time, expect a little current at the beginning but pretty slow towards the second half. We heard there might actually be a little waterfall that we missed because we started in the dog park, not actual Lake Sammamish (shhh), we'll check it out next time. Don't drink too much at Red Hook, it's very early in the trip:(