Lower Salt River - Sunday August 4, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join me as I try to stay upright in my "new to me" whitewater canoe. The thrills  and spills will be worth the price of admission!  I promise!

This trip is beginner friendly, but please no pets or children unable to paddle their own craft. It should not be your first time in a kayak.

We will meet at the Water Users Bus Stop #1 Parking Lot so that the early arrivals can go
ahead and move their boats and gear to the water's edge.
(map and information about the Lower Salt can be found here
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5208044.pdf

As soon as enough people arrive, we will shuttle vehicles to the take-out
at Phon D Sutton Access Area. One driver will graciously agree to drive the drivers back to
Water Users.
Later arrivals may have to leave their vehicles at Water Users and ride back to their
vehicles after the paddle.

This event requires everyone to wear a PFD
(Personal Flotation Device - life vest - life jacket)
and that no alcoholic beverages be consumed during the float.
NO Exceptions!

A safety briefing will be given prior to launching on our float.
The main topics will cover "What to do if someone tips over!" and
"What to do if I tip over!"
This is for the safety of the group as a whole.

Please bring the following in addition to providing
your own kayak(or canoe), paddle, and PFD.

Tonto Forest Parking Pass per vehicle
(available at Big 5 Sporting Goods or
convenience stores along Power Rd - you must
purchase before arriving at the Water Users Parking Lot they are not
available on site. You do not need the watercraft sticker for canoes and
kayaks)
Sunglasses with safety strap
Sunscreen
Wide-brimmed Hat
at least 2 liters of water if not more
Snacks for a "lunch" stop if desired
Wear clothes that you can get wet
and Footwear should have a heel strap - no flip flops
Optional
A 2nd set of clothes to leave in your vehicle for a dry ride home
a Dry Bag or Waterproof Container for car keys etc

Kayak and Canoe Rentals are NOT available at the Salt River

Event Hosts are volunteers therefore this is not a fee for service event.
It is your responsibility to determine if your physical condition
and ability are appropriate for the requirements of the event.
Please contact the event host if you have any questions

Each paddler is responsible for their own safety.
Please refer to the message board discussion titled "Event Policies" for additional information.
http://www.meetup.com/Desert-Mountain-Paddlers/pages/Event_Policies/

If you need additional information or have any concerns, you can email me
directly or simply
present your question to the meetup group.

Happy Paddling! Hope to see you on the Water!

Ron

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  • Sheila

    Super fun!!!

    August 5, 2013

  • Marcos S.

    Great! Lots of Fun!

    August 5, 2013

  • Vickie

    Great Day! Thanks Ron.

    August 5, 2013

  • Sheila

    So fun! So great to meet everyone! can't wait to do it again!

    August 5, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      Hey Sheila!

      1 · August 5, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      ...oops...hit enter before I was done! I meant to add/ask...Did you see the pictures that were posted? The one I took of you turned out so cute! And now you have the proof you were looking for! :)

      August 5, 2013

  • Dubey

    Great time, great scenery, awesome people!!!

    August 4, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    For a morning paddle in our own backyard...I don't know that there is much better than the Lower Salt!!! Several Blue Herons + Wild Horses + very kind people = happiness! :)

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Blaine T.

    I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than with Desert Mountain Paddlers.

    August 4, 2013

  • Kathleen O.

    Great!! Had so much fun, and great people!!

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Trace

    Fun easy paddle with great weather and wonderful company.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Dubey

    I'm coming from North Phoenix. If anyone wants to carpool I can fit 2 another kayak in my truck.

    August 3, 2013

    • Dubey

      ....1....

      August 3, 2013

  • Carole T.

    Thank you Ron for organizing!!

    2 · August 2, 2013

  • Kathleen O.

    Are we putting in at 6am or is that the meeting time?

    August 1, 2013

    • Ron, the Canoe G.

      We meet at 6 - move kayaks to waters edge - move vehicles and usually on the water by 7

      August 1, 2013

    • Kathleen O.

      Great Thanks!

      August 2, 2013

  • Dubey

    The Salt River is such a great paddle!!!

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Carole T.

    If go need to rent kayak, and pfd. any others doing the same? Took the class at the hike place and have river kayaked 2x's and lake kayaked countless times.

    August 1, 2013

  • Carole T.

    Your list is closed -- can I get in??

    August 1, 2013

  • Mike M

    Last minute work travel.

    July 31, 2013

  • Faye K.

    Sorry

    July 30, 2013

  • Barbara A.

    sorry. I can't make this one. I'll be river rafting the Colorado in the Grand Canyon.

    July 29, 2013

  • Wil

    Well, I can't make this one either!!! I will be heading to Vegas before you all even meet at Water Users! It seems like my schedule just didn't mesh with much fun with DMP this summer.

    I would love to get a camping trip in, sometime in August. Anyone interested?

    July 24, 2013

  • Bob W. aka Hobie B.

    Going on a weekday instead.

    July 22, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    I plan to get my kayak this week!!! Should that indeed be the case...I would like to join you all for this event! Is anyone coming from downtown Phoenix and willing/wanting to carpool?
    Also, because this is an early event (which I have NO PROBLEM with...)...will convenience stores and/or Big 5 be open to purchase a permit?

    July 21, 2013

    • Ron, the Canoe G.

      both the Shell and Shamrock at Power Rd and McDowell are open 24hrs and sell Tonto Passes

      1 · July 21, 2013

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