The Los Angeles Conservation Corps kicked off its pilot kayaking program last Saturday. Scheduled twice each Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. through September 25th, 280 spots at $50 a head were sold-out within an hour a few days prior.
Sparked in part by a 2008 kayaking expedition led by George Wolfe, the program is a reflection of the public's growing demand for access and recreation to the Los Angeles River.
I was there with my wife at the commencement of the first kayaking tour which was led by Melanie Winters, LACC staff and Mountains, Recreation and Conservation Authority rangers. It was a blast! Some photos are below: