Gallery: Grab your Paddle for a Trip Down the LA River

Grab your paddle for a scenic ride down the LA River! Often known as an innocuous concrete basin that winds its way through the city, many locals can hardly fathom a leisurely and, oddly enough, scenic tour down the LA River via canoe or kayak. Earlier this month Councilman Ed Reyes (the councilman behind the LA River Redevelopment Scheme), along with his daughter and a number of other politicos did just that, making the inaugural trip that launched the “Paddle the Los Angeles River” program. The interest in the program has been tremendous with the 2011 Summer trip series selling out within a mere 10 minutes after sales opened. Each initial trip costs include $50 fee to cover expenses that include all the necessary safety equipment, boat rentals and transportation costs to the launch and pick-up sites.

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