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Kayaking the LA River, Part 1

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Yesterday afternoon was day one of George Wolfe's LA River expedition where he and a group of twelve kayakers intended to prove that the LA River is a river that is navigable, something that is contrary to what the Army Corps of Engineers concluded last month.

The three-day mission started yesterday at the headwaters of the river in Canoga Park. It was more ceremonial with champagne because the river at this part of the year--height of summer--is in fact not navigable. So the boating began a few miles East and ended at the Sepulveda Damn near Woodley and Burbank Avenues. LAist Photographer, Tom Andrews, followed them on their journey; here's what he say: