SOS Sunday on the Saluda
Sunday, May 8, 2016, high noon
SoS: Sundays on the Saluda
Class II Whitewater (Class III optional, can be portaged)
Coordinator: Wolfgang Buchmaier
Thjs Sunday we will paddle from the Gardendale Landing, 2 Radio Lane, to the Gervais Street bridge.
Participants should be comfortable in Class II whitewater and have proper equipment for the conditions: Whitewater Boat (Rec boat possible but not recommended), PFD, helmets, & whistle. The Saluda water temp is cold (about 60 degrees F), so dress accordingly. Also bring plenty of fluids for hydration, snacks, and any safety equipment that you are trained to use.
We will meet at 12PM at the Gervais street bridge parking lot on the West Columbia side, set shuttle and be on our way to the Gardendale put in. I hope to be on the Water at Gardendale no later than 1pm. We will take our time on our way down, catch some eddies and surf all the relevant waves. I expect to be back at Gervais street bridge around 5pm. The maximum difficulty of this trip is class II except for the class III Millrace Rapid, which can be portaged. Rec boats must portage Millrace.
- Wolfgang Buchmaier