Try majestic desert landscapes, a rich coastal nature and enjoy a wonderful exciting day of fun and adventure in the open air on a kayak on the river low salinity. A short drive from Phoenix, Salt River Bottom with & # 39 is a very popular destination for aryzontsav looking for a way to cool off with the help of the "tube", is widely popular for many people in the long hot summer months. However, if you consider yourself an adventurer in the fresh air and you are ready to try something new, then I recommend a day trip by canoe at low salt. Even if you have never engaged in kayaking, soft and mild Lower Salt River – a great place to start, even if you are a beginner.
I've never worked a kayak, but for a long time wanted to try. So when I heard that there is a local group called Scottsdale Sea and Ski Club, which organizes hiking kayaking on the salt river, I quickly took hold of the opportunity and signed up for a reduced group costs only $ 60, which included a rental kayak equipment transfer, pick up trucks, as well as snacks and drinks are provided by the club.
Starting our day with an early trip, we headed to the east of the Phoenix route 202, going north from the mighty road, which turns into Highway Bush when it comes to the national forest in Tonto. Another 10 miles until you arrive at the Lake Saguaro. The point, south of Lake Saguaro, Saguaro jetty to the lake where we stopped, parked and prepared suitable to our day by riding to kayaking on the salt river. Down on the waterfront, demanding kayak, put life and ordered map and detailed overview of the trip on Lake Saguaro. After the briefing, we moved the kayaks and paddle to the edge of the water and quickly dropped. Once everyone was safely launched into the water, our leader and experienced riding kayak Mike gave us a "thumbs up." Start your journey down the river.
For the first time since kayaker, it took me a little time to learn how to properly and easily use the two-sided paddle to control my kayak. After a few short minutes "bumper" and floating down the side, and then back, I started to catch up, and began to feel more comfortable, able to work with a flow rate, keeping your Baydar straight, facing forward and away from the trees, reefs and kayaks and other people on the river. Although we are very early lost someone from our group, which somehow must have fallen and lost in a kayak, for the rest of our group, we have successfully launched an exciting sailing along the beautiful and picturesque river salt.
I describe the first part of the river trip can be the hardest part, because here there is a majority thresholds. I busily photographed pictures of kayaking, and magnificent scenery, when suddenly I looked up and realized that he had approached the Snake Rapids and somehow dragged into the vortex of the river, which caused my kayak to wildly jump into the rapids, he went straight to the stones, where he settled down and got stuck! After just a few short moments of panic when no one went to help, I was able to climb to the kayak out of the rock, and then quickly made his way through the remainder of the threshold again to stay with the rest of the group. Shortly thereafter we reached the bridge Blue Point, and raising our lost kayaker, we hiked up to the shore kayaks for a short break for a picnic, where there were snacks and drinks.
After a short break we are back in their kayaks and were back on the river. C Blue Point bridge and for slowing considerably softer. Until now, you will see many more people, because it is also part of the river, which is divided tubers that allows you to get a much more lively social experience with kayakers and tubers, mingling and enjoying the experience on the river. When we continued to float down to the sandy rocks, we were close to the fishing and picnic areas along the coast, some even gave their horses to cool down in the water!
With sandstone rocks landscape continues to be very exciting, and passed tubers exit point, you will begin to feel more calm and tranquility are now on the river with opportunities to meet the nature, likely, so be sure to keep your eyes open and your camera ready. I was literally in a few minutes raised his head to the right bank and saw a Great Blue Heron! Blue herons are very large, grayish-blue bird and distributed in coastal habitats. I quickly grabbed a couple of photos, hadivshy past.
After another regrouping stop, this time on a rock on the river itself, we went kayaking for the past Coon Bluff, until they reached the final exit point, Phon D Sutton, exit number 2. We safely got out, pulled a kayak to shore, and then We brought them to the parking lot for loading on lake Saguaro. Then we boarded the minibus, who was waiting for us, and after 15 minutes we arrived back at Saguaro Lake. We fell into the river at 9 am and ended before 14 pm and back in our cars to 15 pm. The total travel time was 5 hours which included breaks and rest on the way.
I strongly recommend to take this short trip, which costs only $ 65 per day with previous reservations on Lake Saguaro. You do not need to be an experienced kayaker, so salty cancer is considered a great place to start if you have again started to engage in a kayak as I do. At the end of the trip Saguaro Lake Ranch will provide you with equipment rental, instruction, as well as transportation back to your car. You need to bring plenty of sunscreen and water, since the middle of the day is very hot during the day as well as your meal or snack for lunch. In general, it was really amazing, exciting day of fun, beauty and adventure in the open air, which I plan to do again in fact!