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The 72nd Annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim. Every year at dawn on Labor Day, 500 hearty souls jump from the deck of the Sternwheeler paddleboat into the mighty Columbia River to swim the 1.1 mile stretch from the Washington State shore to Hood River on the Oregon side of the river. Welcome to the annual Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, the Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim. The swim originated in 1942 when local orchardist Roy Webster challenged himself and some friends to swim across the river--and it's been happening ever since.<\/p>\r\n

On the day of the swim, participants board the Sternwheeler in the wee hours of the morning to be ferried across the river. When signaled, swimmers jump into the \"refreshing\" Columbia and head back to the Oregon shore. To help them find their way, a special swim lane lined with volunteers using sail boats, kayaks, and paddle boards are there to guide, encourage, and protect swimmers as they cross the channel.<\/p>","post_name":"roy-webster-columbia-river-cross-channel-swim-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.711","lng":"-121.504","distance":"0.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/sports\/adventurecation-events\/roy-webster-columbia-river-cross-channel-swim-2\/","terms":"a Sports Event<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"152","post_title":"Celilo Restaurant and Bar","post_content":"

Celilo Restaurant and Bar features a weekly menu of fresh ingredients, complimented by an extensive wine list that promotes locally grown and naturally raised products for a sustainable future. Located in downtown Hood River, Celilo regularly features farmer, winemaker, and special dinner events. Come taste the best of Oregon.<\/p>","post_name":"celilo-restaurant-and-bar","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.709","lng":"-121.511","distance":"0.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/eat-drink\/restaurants\/pacific-northwest\/oregon-food-trips\/celilo-restaurant-and-bar\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1947607","post_title":"Big Winds Hood River","post_content":"

Established in the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Oregon in 1987, Big Winds is one of the largest windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand up paddleboarding product and accessory stores in the United States. Our staff members are experienced players who are passionate about their sports and equipment and ready to offer expert advice.<\/p>","post_name":"big-winds-hood-river","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.7086","lng":"-121.51","distance":"0.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/big-winds-hood-river\/","terms":"a Tour Company & Guides<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"183810","post_title":"Northwest Rafting Company","post_content":"

We offer rafting & kayaking trips in the Pacific Northwest and a few select international destinations. Our favorite trip is a 4 day wilderness trip down Oregon's famous Rogue River. We also offer a number of shorter trips near our world headquarters in Hood River, Oregon.<\/p>","post_name":"northwest-rafting-company","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.7089","lng":"-121.512","distance":"0.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/guides-charters-recreation\/outdoor\/whitewater-guides\/northwest-rafting-company\/","terms":"a Whitewater Guide<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"194242","post_title":"ECHO River Trips","post_content":"ECHO was founded in 1972 with a whopping investment of $5,000, a GMC Suburban and the adventurous spirits of two high school teachers, Joe Daly and Dick Linford. Our guides are interesting, experienced, and dedicated individuals that are committed to providing you and your family with a memorable experience. They are fun people to spend time in the outdoors with and will complement your trip with side hikes, games, stories and local history.\r\n \r\nOur office staff is ready to answer all of your questions, and unlike many outfitters, a real person picks up the phone when you call! We can help even the most novice rafters & campers find the perfect trip.","post_name":"echo-river-trips","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.7089","lng":"-121.512","distance":"0.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/guides-charters-recreation\/outdoor\/echo-river-trips\/","terms":"an Outdoor Guide<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}