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WHITE WATER RAFTING ADVENTURE ON THE UPPER SALT RIVER NEAR GLOBE, AZ

You must read this entire email before you RSVP. If you don't you will miss vital information in the two tier reservation process.

Laura Halik is going to be Organizing this adventure and she will be your Leader for the day. She is the latest member of our Organizer Team and I welcome you to come out to the event and support her and have a really fun day. Below is Laura's write up:

Get ready for a wild, roaring, river rafting adventure on the Upper Salt River!

“Discover an ancient canyon wilderness, rich in riparian nature and pristine, natural beauty, and enjoy a fun and exciting outdoors adventure, white water rafting the Upper Salt River. Located just 135 miles from Phoenix, near the town of Globe, the roughly 52 mile stretch of the Upper Salt River, after receiving run off from the nearby White Mountains during early spring, is home to some of Arizona’s best Class III and Class IV river rapids. Even if you are a beginner, white water rafting doesn’t require having prior experience or training, is relatively inexpensive and best of all, it’s a thrilling and exciting adrenaline rush and a great way to experience nature and the outdoors with your friends or family. “

Come out and join us for a great day of fun and adventure, white water rafting down the rocking and rolling Upper Salt River where you’ll experience Class III and Class IV rapids at their peak early spring flows, on an amazing 11 mile journey, where you’ll also enjoy all the beautiful and amazing scenery that is Arizona’s Salt River Canyon Wilderness.

We will be meeting (at the meet up location only) in Mesa at 6am so that we can arrive at the Upper Salt River bridge, north of Globe, by 9am. We will be working with Canyon Rio Rafting, an excellent and highly experienced river rafting company with over 30 years experience in the industry and who’ve been on the Salt River since 1992.

Here is an excerpt from their website:

“You’ll begin the day by meeting us at the river, where you’ll check in, sign the Apache register, and get your safety and cold weather gear. After all participants have arrived, your trip leader will explain safety precautions and guidelines. You’ll then be ready for a day of excitement and beauty in the Salt River Canyon!”

For more information about Canyon Rio Rafting and their single day, multi-day rafting adventures, check out their website at http://www.canyonrio.com.

To sign up for this TLC Hiking Club event, you must #1, RSVP for this meetup, then #2, contact Canyon Rio Rafting directly at[masked] to make your reservation and payment by phone. Please be sure to let them know you are with the TLC Hiking Club so that you can receive our special discounted group rate. The cost for this one day, guided, river rafting adventure is $75 including lunch on the river, plus $20 for the Apache Reservation permit.

Please note: For lunch, if you have any special dietary requirements, please let Canyon Rio know when you book your reservation.

This discounted group rate of $95 does NOT include a gratuity to the river guide.

You will also need to cover your own transportation costs to the Upper Salt River Canyon, north of Globe. Car pooling with other members is highly recommended.

All attendees MUST meet the group at the meet up location for this event.

We expect to be finished and off the river by 3pm-4pm to return back to Phoenix by 6pm.

For a map of the Upper Salt River including drop in and take out points and a list of all Class III and IV rapids, please go to:

http://www.inaraft.com/map-salt-river-upper-canyon.php

For general information, driving directions, payment and cancellation policies, please go to:

http://www.canyonrio.com/Salt_Single_Day.pdf

For FAQ’s and information on what to wear and bring, please go to

http://www.canyonrio.com/lists.htm

If you have any questions regarding this event, I can be reached by email at [masked].

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  • Laura H.

    Finally.....as promised....it is finished....the write up and slideshow post of this amazing day....white water rafting the Upper Salt.......I hope you enjoy!!! :)

    "The TLC Hiking Club’s, White Water Rafting Adventure on the Rockin and Rollin Upper Salt River, Salt River Canyon Wilderness, Globe, AZ. http://www.thegreatoutdoorstravelblog.com.

    2 · May 5, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Great job.....Thank you Carlos!!! Maybe Scuji might be able to upload his vid clip fo Mescal Falls to Youtube? I think its the best overall for sharing video......even if you lose a little of the quality.

      April 18, 2013

  • Debra O.

    Pics are wonderful everyone thanks for all the extra effort to have those memories via your camera work. Where do I access video clips?

    April 1, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hey Debra! Great question and I will leave this one for the prof'l video photogs of the group to answer. In the past when I've shot video.....I uploaded to Picasa for group sharing.

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Laura; I don't Facebook, twitter or any social networking. I text and e-mail. How else can I give kudo's to Canyon Rio and our guide, Julie??

    March 28, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hey Paul! I think the next best thing would be so send an email then. So if you have a couple of minutes to do so, I know it would be very appreciated!

      April 1, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Hey everyone! Thanks again for coming out for this amazing day and event.....Together...we ROCKED the Salt....YEAH!!! We now have almost 500 pics and some awesome vid clips too....compliments of the great photogs we have in this group.......so hope you check it out and enjoy!!! All my pics are up here on meetup....and on Facebook where I also write a short narrative of our adventures.....so do feel free to send me a friend request....and also DON'T FORGET.....If you had a an awesome and great time.....PLEASE "LIKE" CANYON RIO at https://www.facebook.com/#!/CanyonRioRafting....It would make them very happy if you did!!! :)

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a fun day on the river. Met many wonderful people. Thank you Laura for putting this together. Looking forward to the next one.

    March 25, 2013

  • Laura H.

    YEAH.....PADDLE HIGH FIVE to EVERYONE!!! What an awesome and incredible day!!! We ran the Salt....and....we ROCKED!!! You are ALL very welcome.....we had a great group.....and you were all awesome...thank you very much for coming out and making this such a fun day and a great event!! :)

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    PADDLE HIGH FIVE Everyone! What a awesome day with a group of equally awesome people! THANK YOU Laura for this wonderful adventure and all of your hard work. (I'll be posting photos soon)

    March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to it!

      March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group and great day! Thanks Laura, for putting this trip together!

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An awesome picture perfect day with an awesome group of people. A well planned adventure. Thank thank you Laura

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great trip! Can't wait for the Verde :-)

    March 25, 2013

  • Jen G

    Awesome! Perfect weather, great guides and very well organized!

    March 25, 2013

  • Debra O.

    What a fun adventure! Laura.... excellent job, well planned. Your work made a relaxing day. Chuck thanks again & 3M too. Awesome trip all around.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The most outrageousely and exciting fun day!! Laura, YHANK YOU for putting this together. What an undertaking and everything was perfect. What a challenge you now have for the Kayak trip down the Verde. NO Pressure!! LOL

    March 24, 2013

  • Luis Carlos P.

    Yes! Take Me to the river
    Tom Sawyer

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Get up zombies !!! Is time to go rafting !!! Yehaaaaa!!!!!!!!

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Laura,
    Just an FYI - I haven't received email from Canyon Rio with paperwork that we are supposed to fill out and bring with. I will try to contact them again.

    March 23, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hi Kim, I just responded to you by email. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Chuck ~ Tony Nicole & myself have gone ahead & pre-arranged to carpool together. They're riding with me. See everyone tomorrow at carpool. Looking forward to hitting the water! :-D

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have room for Tony, So far in my van, Becky, Kim, Tony, Seni, Pierre and myself. That's all I can take, see you at the car pool.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Chuck, I'm not sure but I think Tony may have replied to your original message to carpool

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As of now i have Becky, Kim, and myself in my van,, room for 3 more.

    March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pierre and I could use a ride if there is still room available.

      March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      your on the list still have room for one more.

      March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have 3 open seats for anyone who does not what to drive.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Laura. Also, I have one (1) seat left in my vehicle should anyone need a ride. I currently have Lianna +1.

    March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have 3 open seats for anyone who does not want to drive.

      March 22, 2013

  • Johnny

    Hey Laura! Question. If we have to be at the river by 9AM, do we need to be at the meetup spot at 6AM? I was thinking two hours travel time? BTW, my car is full as we are picking up Rene and Khara before heading to the meetup spot. Ok, see you all Sunday...

    March 19, 2013

    • Johnny

      Great, see you at 7... :)

      March 22, 2013

    • Laura H.

      JOHNNY!!!! lol!! :)

      March 22, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Hey guys! FYI....on the topic of food & dining......If anyone is interested in a stopping for a beer and a bite to eat after the event.....Bob Socha recommended the "Haunted.....Drift In Saloon" in downtown Globe! 636 N. Broad Street, Globe[masked]-9573.

    It looks awesome and you can check out their website and at http://www.driftinnsaloon.com/Home_Page.html. I will not be making any formal reservations. However, they said if we wanted to stop in.....they would be able to accomodate our group, no problem! :)

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Laura; Since I'm a "Breakfast Hound", are we planning on stopping somewhere along the way to eat before the Rafting trip? Don't recall seeing anything mentioned.

    March 21, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hi Paul! Great question. Yes, you can pick up something at AJ's at the meetup. Also, I know there is a McDonalds in Globe that would be convenient to make a quick stop at along the way too.

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lianna; I have room for 3 so you and you + one leaves an open seat. I will be a AJ's.

    March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great thanks Paul!

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey does anyone have room for me and my plus one?? Thanks!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make this after all..I look forward to joining on future trips

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, sounds like a blast. I will be doing the upper sat that day in a kayak. If you see me hung up on a rock,,, I may need a ride

    March 19, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hey Steve! I don't know....it'll cost ya!! But....you know I'll get the pic for ya though....no charge for that!! LOL!! :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Hey guys....PLEASE LISTEN UP!!! If you are new to signing up this week....... I need you to PLEASE CALL Canyon Rio to make your reservations ASAP.....You only have through WEDNESDAY to do this as I just spoke with Canyon Rio and we will be needing to close off all RSVPs & reservations for this event by THURSDAY!! So please call, we want very much for you to come out and join us!!! :)

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Laura; I'll be mor than happy to drive. I have room for three.
    Also, I spoke with Debroah today and all has been taken care of. Looking forward to the trip.

    March 19, 2013

  • Luis Carlos P.

    Hey Laura: Look like Diana is not Going to the trip, She have some other thinks to do, so I have the spot open to some one to like to buy her spot, also: Rheanon and TJ maybe are not going

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Luis, I just signed up for this event and getting ready to call Canyon Rio when saw this. Do you need someone to take one of your newly empty spots and if so, do I pay you? If you could let me know soon, so I can get the sign up squared away, that would be great! Thx. Kim

      March 19, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hi Kim, I just spoke with Carlos, and he had only one ticket available and it has already been purchased. So you will need to call Canyon Rio to make your reservation. Thanks!

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Laura;
    Are we still meeting at 0600 hrs at AJ's on Val Vista and carpooling to the Upper Salt River?

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Laura, Looking to carpool and help pay for gas. Does this usually get figured out morning of (AJ's parking lot)? Thx. Kim

      March 19, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hi Kim, with TLC, its both so no worries, there's always plenty of room and you can figure it out at the meetup location the morning of too!

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meet for carpool

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i can take 4 more with me, for car pool.

    March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Chuck, do you still have space? If so, I would tag along

      March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kim i will put you on the list, can take 3 more.

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can take 1 regular size person and 3 smaller size close friends if needed

    March 18, 2013

  • Luis Carlos P.

    Diana Cancel and our friends to so I was thinking the one ges was James . sorry .. I see he is on the list of RSVP, any way, I will have her spot transfer to him on Canyon Rio Raff. Thanks!

    March 18, 2013

  • Brian

    I'm also looking to carpool

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking to carpool

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thought i was signed up for this but it doesn't show up on my list so I'll do this again. also i mad my reservation with the rafting co. Thanks

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made reservations this morning... looking forward to getting wet and wild..

    March 18, 2013

  • Jen G

    I made reservations and am paid! Bringing a friend too :)

    March 17, 2013

  • Luis Carlos P.

    @James: 95 was the original price now they give to the TLC a 2 for the price of one and tady return the diferencial, so is only the half of the price on the raff an the same price for the Indian reservation permit, let you now the total lather. Deal !
    @ Laura:will call to make the change @ canon rio.

    March 15, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hi Carlos, yes, thank you! Please make sure you work this out with James in how/when he needs to reimburse you and also with Canyon Rio to let them know who is coming so they can provide him the necessary information and forms (by email) that he will need. Thanks! :)

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cancel do to a other compromice

    March 14, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Sorry to hear Diana, but look forward to seeing you again soon at a future event! :)

      March 14, 2013

  • Laura H.

    FYI guys.....just to confirm and so you you know what's going on.......We are going to be meeting Canyon Rio at the river at 9 AM (not 10 am). After we get suited and geared up.....we'll walk down to the river's edge, receive our river guide's instruction and safety presentations......then we'll be dropping into the water by about 10AM.....to finish the run around 3 pm. If you have any questions, please let me know!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For some reason Desert white water rafting charged me $190.00 twice, back in feb/24 and again in mar/06, :(. I hope this only happened to me , I'll call tomorrow to get this straight, I would like to suggest to everybody to check your accounts, also I never got a confirmation from them or a refund for the special offer they have.

    March 12, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Thanks for letting us know Rene. Sorry to hear this but yes, if you call Deborah, she'll be very happy to straighten everything out for you. My account looks fine, but always good to check! I will also follow up on the status of the refund.

      March 12, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Hey guys! Its going to be an awesome day....But looks like we're now on a wait list. So PLEASE....if you haven't done so already....I need you to make your reservation and payment with Canyon Rio...ASAP...or definitely contact me to let me know what your status is....Thank you!! :)

    February 21, 2013

    • Jen G

      Hey Laura- is there still room? I don't know if they have a limit. I may be able to go if there is a spot. :)

      March 7, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hey awesome Jen....YEAH!! Absolutely.....go ahead and hop on the list!! :)

      March 7, 2013

  • Cecilia

    laura my guess..ready n confirmed.

    March 1, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Thank you Cecilia!! :)

      March 1, 2013

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