The first weekend I got to do a little bit of boating like this fun drop:
However, my weekend of boating got cut short when this came up (click here), and most of the boaters I know in AZ went there. I decided I wasn't quite ready for this to be my first run of the season, and went hiking in the blooming desert with my sister instead.
From left: CKS Squad Member Cody, Ron, Ryan, Andy, Dave, Paul, Jim, and Mark.
In Front: Aaron, CKS Staff Member Aubrie (myself!), Sky, and Jim.
The first day on the Salt River consists of bouncy wave trains, short class III rapids, and numerous small but quality play waves, such as The Hoodoo Wave:
The second day of the Wilderness trip consists of short pool-drop rapids, squirrelly water, and gorgeous scenery.
Aaron running the left line of Quartzite.
Corkscrew Rapid- a raft's view.
By far one of the most enjoyable parts of the Salt River Thru trip is warming up by the campfire after a long day of paddling. Well maybe one thing beats that, homemade chicken burritos and chili on a sandy beach. Thanks Paul and Ryan!!