Supposed to be 88* and partly cloudy on Saturday. Let's hope this holds out!
Please be at Albertson's on Federal Way no later than 8am on Saturday the 31st. We will meet at the southwest corner of the lot near the McDonalds. I (James) drive a 4 door red Toyota pickup and plan to be there by 7:50.
What to bring: "flat water" boat, paddle, pump(if needed), Life jacket (mandatory), plenty of drinking water (we will be in the sun, paddling for 4-6 hours), lunch, snacks, sturdy shoes for portaging, waterproof camera, sunscreen, money for gas, money for dinner in Twin, plus anything else you think you might need and can fit inside your boat with you.
(Since we are using Boise Area Paddler's MeetUp Group to organize this float, please respect their rule of always wearing your life jacket when on the water. )
We will arrange carpools at 8 and aim to leave by 8:15 with a 2 hour drive.
We will start the float at Centennial Park in Twin Falls between 10:30 and 11, paddling upstream to the portage around Pillar Falls (1.5 miles).
At this point we’ll stop and eat lunch before continuing upstream to Shoshone Falls (1.5 more miles).
The paddle is 6 miles round trip and will make for a full day (4-6 hours). A dinner stop in Twin Falls is usually in order after the boats are back on the cars. I would estimate that we are back between 8 and 9pm.
In the event of inclement weather, this trip may be rescheduled.
For more on the trip: http://southernidaholiving.com/features/paddling-southern-idaho