4th of July, kayaking the Salt River

the 4th of July is on a Thursday this year, which means I'm working Friday, so I will be in town and am planning on kayaking the Salt River again this year. Last year was a blast.
We will meet at the Shell Station to set up carpools and shuttles drivers. We will drop off a few vehicles at the last take out spot on the river and then drive to the water users parking lot to start the float. Tonto passes are required for all vehicles, you can get them at the Shell station. We can either BBQ/picnic at the take out spot or go for lunch at Red White and Blue near the Shell station......majority votes! Please bring a life jacket, and be comfortable with your ablilities in a kayak on the river....it's not hard but there are a couple of rapids that get your attention. Alcohol is fine, once again know your ablilities and drink responsibly. This is a fun trip, we are kayaking a good distance and it will take approx 4 hours......depending on water flow.

for those who need to rent a kayak there are several places, I know several people have used the Salt River Kayak rental....Captain Ted.

* Arizona Canoe & Kayak Outfitters, Tempe. (480)[masked]
* Arizona Hiking Shack, Phoenix. (602)[masked]
* Arizona Inflatables & Paddlesports, Tempe. (480)[masked]
* Canyon Lake Marina, Canyon Lake. (480)[masked]
* El Mar Diving Center, Mesa. (480)[masked]
* Arizona Outdoor Fun, Phoenix (602)[masked]
* Riverproof Outfitters, Mesa. (480)[masked]
* Saguaro Lake Ranch, Mesa. (480)[masked]
* Salt River Canoe, Kayak & Raft Rentals, Mesa. Captain Ted (480)[masked]
* Sonoran Kayak Rentals, Tempe. (480)[masked]
* Kayak Rentals at Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, Jared, www.GoKayakAZ.com,[masked]

some kayak rentals:

 

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  • Ceci

    Great day out kayaking with a fun group, thrilled to see so many wild horses! Thank you Karen!

    July 7, 2013

  • Bob

    A little too much excitement for some of us! LOL. Thanks Karen for organizing. It was a great time! Thanks too to Mike, Karen, Vickie, Dan and all for their patience, kindness and help!

    July 5, 2013

  • Vickie

    A very nice day with a little excitement. Toni, I hope you made it home OK. Thanks Karen for hosting. I had a another great day on the river.

    July 5, 2013

  • Lori

    Sorry, really wanted to go but we decided to head out of town to celebrate my bday the following day:)

    July 2, 2013

  • Lori

    sorry I have to back out of this event. Have a fun and safe 4th!

    July 1, 2013

  • steven j k.

    doing an evening trip...

    July 1, 2013

  • Adam

    Looks like we're going to be out of town.

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to borrow a boat

    June 30, 2013

    • Karen

      lots of places listed to rent a boat if you don't find one to borrow

      July 1, 2013

    • Bob W. aka Hobie B.

      Salt River Canoe, Kayak & Raft Rentals is a pretty good place to rent and close to the Salt.

      July 1, 2013

  • Karen

    we will put in at water users and take out at granite reef.......lunch at Red White and Brew afterwards

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • steven j k.

    Oops, just noticed it's at 7:00a.m. I'm looking to do an evening float.

    June 29, 2013

    • Karen

      if your not wanting to do this day trip, please take your name off the list. thanks!!

      July 1, 2013

  • Lori

    Where are you putting in at?

    June 29, 2013

    • Lori

      My BF and I each have a single kayak, so cannot share them with others. Sorry.

      June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries thanks for replying. Have a wonderful day you guys :-)

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No guests but I don't own a boat any one want to share the cost?

    June 29, 2013

  • Lori

    R,W and BLUE

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,
    I would love to go but I don't own or can't put a kayak on my car - could I bring food and piggy back on a kayak with someone?

    June 29, 2013

  • Diane

    Looking for an evening trip.

    June 29, 2013

  • Diane

    Ditto

    June 29, 2013

  • Sara

    Would love to do this but I don't have a way to transport a rented kayak...

    June 27, 2013

    • Debbie W.

      sara, I need to rent a kayak too and have a truck. contact me and let's work something out.

      June 27, 2013

    • Sara

      Thank you Debbie and Mike Snow, I went ahead and picked up an extra shift of work in Lake Havasu so I won't be able to make this...you guys hae fun though!

      June 28, 2013

  • Jeff R

    I need to borrow a boat

    June 24, 2013

  • Adam

    I vote for RW&B

    June 24, 2013

  • Shirley

    Going out of town.

    June 20, 2013

  • Carri

    Sorry need to cancel-I have out of town guest and they want to inner tube it instead of kayak it! So maybe I will see you all there.

    June 4, 2013

  • Carolyn

    I need to borrow a kayak

    May 2, 2013

  • Shari

    Might still be out of the country, but I'll update my RSVP as soon as I know so someone else can have my spot if I can't go.

    April 15, 2013

  • Vickie

    I vote for RW&B

    April 10, 2013

  • Gary & T.

    RW&B sounds good to us!

    April 10, 2013

  • Carri

    You can borrow my sit upon Jeff

    April 10, 2013

    • Jeff R

      Thanks Carri! I'll take you up on that offer.

      April 10, 2013

  • Carri

    I vote for lunch ar RWB

    April 10, 2013

  • Jeff R

    I need to borrow a boat

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure if I can make it, but I vote fro the BBQ. I've kayaked the Rogue River near Bend, Or.

    April 10, 2013

  • Paula

    I vote for BBQ

    April 9, 2013

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