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]
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