fourth of july white water rafting • 5 days

The club's annual 4th of July Payette extravaganza will start by driving up to Boise on Saturday, the 1st of July. We will proceed directly to set up camp in the very nice Hot Springs forest service group campsite and then Sunday, do 2 runs down the friendly whitewater of the Main Payette daily section. Monday we will run the beautiful high alpine and somewhat more rambunctious Cabarton section of the North Fork. Tuesday we plan to paddle the lively and scenic Swirly section of the south fork, past camp, and then, that night catch the fireworks at Crouch. Be aware that after last years writeup/expose of the Crouch 4th of July insanity, along with the story of the 12 year old boy losing a thumb when the roman candle he was shooting off blew up in his hand, Crouch has banned ALL private fireworks from their town, legal or illegal, starting this year, so that unbelievable, certifiable and dangerous display is now history. Like the rest of the civilized world they will now have a 10 minute city fireworks show. We will then drive home on Wednesday. This is one of the most fun trips of the year and a perfect intro to white water, with car camping, 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. The required planning meeting for this trip will be held ten days earlier at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 21, at the boat shed, which is at 4340 South Commerce Dr. (300 west) just up the street from the McDonalds. A $100 nonrefundable deposit will be required to get your name on the list for this trip, send a check, made out to me, to my home address, see the club membership directory online.

Level:Class III
Organizer:Rick Thompson
Date:Sat Jul 1 2017 — Wed Jul 5 2017
Meeting Place:Registration required


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.