My buddy Zack Behrens over at KCET reports that the LA River will this summer accommodate nine times as many kayaking tours as last year. From KCET's Confluences blog:
Trips will run through September 29, and a start date for this summer's program will be announced shortly, according to Mike Mena, spokesperson for the L.A. Conservation Corps. This season they will partner with a number of groups, including Friends of the Los Angeles River, to make this happen.
Something about river kayaking in California makes me quote Ratty from "Wind in the Willows" and--at least mentally--wax rhapsodic about summer river rambles in Ben Lomond, and year round treasure-trash hauls in the San Francisquito Creek.
But here I stop just to quote the great Matt Eddy, in advising you about getting down into the LA River. "Never don't go."