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How/Why/When We Started Kayak the Gorge

Hello Cascade Locks, we’re excited to be here.

My name is Taylor Marean and my wife Kayla and I have partnered with the Hueker family to start Kayak the Gorge.

It all started when Tom mentioned there might be an opportunity for us down near the port. After one look at the property we had a vision and everyone got to work clearing the blackberries out to make room for some nice new grass.

1 permit from the city, 2 semis of sod, countless machine hours, and a million blackberry roots later…. We had our location.

A bit of background

The Hueker family you’ve probably heard of, the Marean’s haven’t been here nearly as long. Taylor grew up in Hood River but left for the UW where he met Kayla They returned to White Salmon in the pandemic and started an ebike rental business after covid killed the apparel business he’d been running. The e-bikes led to the Waterfall Shuttle and now they’re the proud owners of, and

a man riding on the back of a boat in the water

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