Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Canoe The Glendale Narrows, L.A. River?

I remember climbing down the green rebar ladders, the ends of tree branches wrapped with old tee-shirts, doused in lighter fluid setting out to explore the tributary tunnels along Verdugo road in Glendale, kicking up water from the anemic trickle that is the LA river on a hot California summers day. Never did we think to lower boats down underneath the Glenoaks Bridge. Never did I expect to see the LA River in the May issue of Canoe and Kayak.

"A dozen intrepid Angelenos successfully navigated kayaks and canoes down the full length of the 52-mile L.A. River (from headwaters at Canoga Park to estuary in Long Beach) in a three-day exploratory expedition, demonstrating that the whole river merits a determination as a "traditional navigable water"

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