Lois Friedland does a fantastic job writing about Adventure Travel for About.com, but, every now and then, Washington State gets overlooked when it comes to white water rafting trips and its outfitters.
The Columbia Gorge offers several scintillating river rafting trips within an easy drive of Portland and three of them are in Washington --- the White Salmon, the Wind and the Klickitat. Contact Wet Planet for trips on these rivers.
The Olympic Peninsula offers some of the most scenic river trips in Washington through gorgeous, moss laden rain forests. In the Olympics, you may encounter an elk herd and you will certainly be floating on a crystal clear, emerald green river. Contact Olympic Raft & Kayak .
The North Cascades from I-90 north has a half-dozen dynamic and adventurous river trips suitable for novices to experts. The best family river rafting trip is the Skagit River along the North Cascades Highway. The most scenic 'wilderness' whitewater can be found on the Sauk River. While the Wenatchee River offers enormous raft-drenching waves in the spring, and leisurely, water fighting opportunities later in the summer. Contact Orion River Rafting for daily, unhurried river rafting trips on any of these Washington rivers.
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