4th of july river party - white water rafting - July 2, 2011
The clubs annual 4th of July Payette extravaganza will start by driving up to Boise on Saturday, July 2nd, and after a brief visit/shopping spree at the Sierra Trading Post Outlet, we will set up camp in the very nice Hot Springs forest service group campsite. Sunday we will do two day runs on the Main Payette. Monday we will run the beautiful high alpine and somewhat more rambunctious Cabarton section of the North Fork, and after dinner trek over to Crouch to join in on their raucous 4th of July festivities, a wild party that must be experienced to be believed. Then we will drive home on Tuesday. This is one of the most fun trips of the year, and a perfect intro to white water, with car camping, an insane country hoedown, and a mellow but active river. These are great ducky venues, get your ducks in a row in advance, to try an adventurous step beyond the paddle rafts. Whatever your craft of choice, sign up early, as this trip fills up quickly. Special space consideration will be given to first timers- we need some experienced old hands to help out, but last year almost everyone on the trip were repeaters, because it is such a popular trip. In an effort to open this experience to some folks who haven't been there before, this year i am going to reserve some spots for Payette newbies. The planning meeting for this trip will be held ten days earlier, on Wednesday June 22, @ 700pm at the boat shed, which is at 4340 South Commerce Dr. (300 west) just up the street from the McDonalds. This trip is full with a waiting list.