CANCELLED (SALUDA RIVER POLLUTION ALERT)
SOS: Sundays on the Saluda
Class II Whitewater (Class III optional, can be portaged)
Coordinator: Travis Kelly
This Sunday we will paddle from the Put-in at Candi Lane above the Zoo to the Gervais Street bridge.
Participants should be comfortable in Class II whitewater and have proper equipment for the conditions: Whitewater Boat, 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 1:00 PM at the Senate St Landing due to the Gervais street bridge parking lot on the West Columbia side being closed. We will set shuttle and be on our way to the put in near the Zoo. I hope to be on the Water at the zoo no later than 1:45pm. We will take our time on our way down, catch some eddies and surf all the relevant waves. We will probably spend a little time at pop up as well. I expect to be back at Gervais street bridge between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. The maximum difficulty of this trip is class II except for the class III Millrace Rapid, which can be portaged. However, if the water is low I plan to practice some technical moves within the Millrace rapid. Rec boats (not recommended) must put in below Millrace.
Please contact the trip coordinator in advance if you plan to attend. You are welcome to show up the morning of, but if no one has signed up before hand, the trip will be cancelled.
The link below is a map with pins for the put in and take out parking lots.