white water rafting - salt river or san juan - March 3, 2011

The Salt is a class III and IV whitewater river that drops an average 25 feet per mile for over 50 miles through rocky, inaccessible canyons. It flows through oak and juniper woodlands down into striking Lower Sonoran desert vegetation with its giant multi-armed saguaro cactus and profusion of cactus of every description. Several side canyons reveal oasis-like microhabitats that are a moist reprieve from the prickly cactus environment. Excellent scenic riverside campsites are abundant and accessible only by raft. If there is not enough flow to run the Salt the trip will devert to the San Juan.

Level:Class III
Organizer:Mardi Maack
Date:Thu Mar 3 2011 — Wed Mar 9 2011
Meeting Place:Registration required