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LA River Kayaking Back This Summer (And It's Not on Concrete)

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By Sam Brodey
Ever looked at the LA River and wished you could take to it on a kayak? Well, maybe it's not for everyone, but the LA Conservation Corps' kayaking trips on our much-maligned waterway are back this summer. KCET reports that last year's highly successful program will be expanding this year: guided trips down a 2-mile stretch of river in the Sepulveda Basin will be offered three times a day, five days a week.

Trips are slated to run through the end of September, but the start date has yet to be announced. 2,000 tickets will be made available, so if you'd like to take advantage of one of the first opportunities to legally voyage on the LA river, stay vigilant -- last year's event sold out in 10 minutes. Judging by the scenery, it doesn't look like a bad way to spend a summer day in LA.