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Lower Salt River - Saturday Sept 7, 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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  • sharon

    Thanks for another wonderful morning on the river

    September 9, 2013

  • Gilbert

    Thank you DMP, another great Saturday morning paddle.

    September 8, 2013

  • Carole T.

    thanks for the note about the owl - could not figure out how missed it

    September 7, 2013

  • Gayla K. F.

    Thanks for an awesome event and sharing the cool pics!

    September 7, 2013

  • Abbey

    This trip was amazing! Thank you for organizing!

    September 7, 2013

  • Kathleen O.

    so sad couldn't make it this morning. Hope everyone had fun!

    September 7, 2013

  • Joe

    On my way....

    September 7, 2013

  • Bobbe T.

    Not able to make it...have a great float, folks. see you next time

    September 7, 2013

  • Lance

    Sorry guys not going to about to make it this morning, def tomorrow though!

    September 7, 2013

  • Therese

    Sorry another event planned. Can't wait to join you soon!

    September 6, 2013

  • Leana

    Looks like I am kayak less, will catch you all next time.

    September 6, 2013

  • daniel v.

    If anyone needs I have 3 extra boats,2 canoes and an extra kayak if anyone needs to borrow a boat ?

    August 28, 2013

    • Leana

      Daniel - please verify I can borrow your extra kayak tomorrow and let me know what your eta is - thanks!

      September 6, 2013

    • daniel v.

      Sorry Leana I did not respond earlier,but im not going to be able to make it this weekend.But I will be on future trips and you can barrow any of my boats in the future.I look forward to going on the next trip.

      1 · September 6, 2013

  • Ben B.

    Wish I could make it, I'll be working. Have fun!

    September 6, 2013

  • Barbara A.

    Great! I'll be there with a rental from the Shack. Still trying out different styles before buying one ....again.

    2 · September 4, 2013

  • Carole T.

    Anyone else renting from the hiking shack?

    September 3, 2013

  • daniel v.

    Im excited to meet some new people to paddle with.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Leana

    I am new to kayaking, and an wondering if any attendees have an extra kayak I can borrow/rent for the day.

    August 16, 2013

    • Carole T.

      You can rent at Hiking shack on thomas rd

      August 25, 2013

  • David w.

    I can help with the shuttle

    August 16, 2013

  • Glenn M.

    Can take 4 passengers in my Forester if needed for the shuttle. Don't know if you car shuttle from locations in the valley to minimize the number of vehicles going up there.

    August 14, 2013

  • Jeannie W.

    Just remembered I have another obligation. sorry I have to miss another paddle.

    August 12, 2013

  • Arlene C.

    Yeah! No more Saturday dance practices in September, so I can actually go to this!

    1 · August 4, 2013

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