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Lower Salt Paddle July 13th, 2014

  • Jul 13, 2014 · 6:00 AM
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Hello DMP's

Summer HEAT is here!!!  SO?

 Shuttle starts at 6:15 Sharp.  Figure out what time you need to be there to have your boats down to the water and ready for paddle before then or arrange for your own shuttle back from Phon D, someone will be gracious enough to help 

We will still move at an overall leisurely pace, but paddle thru the flats. 

This should not be your first time in a kayak. Please no pets, children or alcohol.

Be prepared to be on the water for about 3 hours and to paddle (not just drift)  a distance of 8 miles with some current assist. Click here for a map

By sending an RSVP for this event you agree to wear a life jacket at all times  while on the water, agree to paddle at a faster pace and to not consume alcohol prior to or during the event.


• Meet at the Water Users Bus Stop #1 Parking Lot  in time  to carry boats to the water and be ready for the shuttle.

• Start shuttle at 6:15 sharp

• Shuttle vehicles to the take-out at Phon D Sutton. Several  drivers  will need to graciously volunteer to transport other drivers back to Water Users.  Later arrivals may have to leave their vehicles at Water Users and arrange a ride back to their vehicles after the paddle.

• Safety briefing and  launch will occur as soon as the shuttle drivers return from Phon D.

What to bring

• Your own kayak(or canoe), paddle, and PFD. Kayak and Canoe Rentals are NOT available at the Salt River

•One Tonto Forest Parking Pass per vehicle (The cost is $6.  You do not need the watercraft sticker for canoe/kayak). Passes are available at most gas stations along Power Rd south of the 202. Check the Tonto Forest site for a complete list of other  locations.  Passes are NOT available at or anywhere near Water Users Parking lot.

• Sun protection - Sunscreen, sunglasses, SPF rated clothing, hat.

• Strap to prevent loss of glasses.

• 1 to 2 liters of water.

• Clothes that you can get wet.

• Protection for anything that should not get wet or lost (dry bag or waterproof container)..

• Footwear with a heel or heel strap - no flip flops


• Second set of clothes to leave in your vehicle for a dry ride home

• Snacks for a "lunch"  when we stop for a break.

• Waterproof camera.


• Event Hosts are volunteers and 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 member is responsible for their own safety.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the host directly or post a message to the meetup event.

• Each member is responsible for the safety and behavior of any  guests they bring.

• Please refer to DMP Event Policies for additional information.

Happy Paddling! Hope to see you on the Water!

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  • Jim E.

    Another fun trip, thanks Wil and Gilbert for .putting this together. Everyone have a good week and i'll see you on the river next week

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Donna H.

    If I could find a way to stay on the river and paddle with everyone much longer it would be heaven.

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • George S.

    Thank you for organizing and for the earlier start and faster pace. Good group of people.

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Sharon L.

    Wow!! What a great trip! Can't wait till I get to do this again!!

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there is an extra kayak available, I can bring food!

    July 12, 2014

  • Wil

    My last Salt trip until Aug 2nd. Hopefully someone else can post some trips while I'm gone.

    July 4, 2014

  • Bob W. aka Hobie B.

    Liking the early start. Thanks Gilbert!

    1 · July 1, 2014

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