Is this a dangerous idea? At the moment a canoe is the best boat for our needs in the lakes and tribs. We'd like to know if this is a possibility, if the forecast is prime, because we like to fish and really like the area. I've been to Whittier and seen some pretty calm water days. On the good days how dangerous is it to be out in one if I stick close to town and near the cliffs? If I only go out an hr or so can the chop come up fast enough that I'll have difficulties getting back to a cove?