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      Pretend You're Tom Sawyer and Float the Mighty Yuba River!! in Sacramento

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      July 17, 2010

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      Sacramento, California, United States
      Sacramento, California

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      Pretend You're Tom Sawyer and Float the Mighty Yuba River!!

      One of the all time treats of the summer is to float down a lazy but clean river on a hot summer day with some of your best friends. Then stop at the end for a beach party and potluck. Bring your tube or raft and let's float our way to stress relief on the this amazing stretch of the Yuba River. No limit to the fun and the number of people allowed so bring your friends and family, cousins and neighbors this is a can't miss event that will change your day into an amazing wet adventure. Link for map to Shad Pad aka Beach!: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=Shad+Rd,+Marysville,+CA+95901&geocode=FcllTwId_rrF-ClzGpn2iB-bgDEv2ZF9Icq2mQ%3BFWkZVQIdZtDA-ClhRyXGqVObgDE8Mhx6aEJ1Ew&dirflg=&saddr=1831+Taylor+Rd.+Roseville,+Ca&f=d&sll=39.1301,-121.58301&sspn=0.010636,0.018303&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=10 Link to the Trailhead for access to the river: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=5834931542272313950,39.183660,-121.510880&saddr=Hallwood+Blvd+%4039.183660,+-121.510880&daddr=39.133123,-121.583633&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=13&doflg=ptm&sll=39.159216,-121.541748&sspn=0.085853,0.157242&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13 This is a rafting and tubing trip down the Yuba River in Yuba County. We will hike to the river the first part via the dredger ponds. From here we will float our way down to the beach. We will need drivers to transport us to the trailhead from the trail end/beach. Volunteers for this can help by being a part of the beach party at the end too. So anyone who doesn't feel comfortable floating but would like to beach for the day and help us transport please sign up and let me know you are willing to help in this way. If enough people are willing this would cut down on driver expenses and make this a greener hike/float. I plan on leaving the park and ride about 9:00am then travel to Shad Pad in Marysville. Parking cars there and traveling up to the launch point in Hallwood. Which should take another half an hour. Launching around 11:00am. We should reach the Shad Pad at 3:30pm. We will have a beach party there for those who would like to stay and play. So, you should bring something you can store in the car for the party afterwards. Please list your potluck item in your rsvp. Bring treats for the float. Water for Hydration and sunscreen. Obtain inner tubes or make a decision to use an outfitter. An outfitter rents tubes, arranges transportation to the launch point and picks you up at the end of the float. Pick out a river to float and scope out the territory before the outing. Find a place to put in and a landing. Most states stipulate the area next to bridges as public access points. Be aware the banks of the river are generally private property and you may face trespassing charges if you get out of the stream on private land. Get an extra tube to carry your gear, including a cooler for drinks, snacks, sunscreen and other items. Don't take glass containers of anything. Buy drinks in cans or plastic bottles, and get a hard plastic cooler, not foam. Wear appropriate clothing. Bathing suits are appropriate, but ensure they fit well, or the river currents might take them away. You'll need some sort of water shoes, such as thongs or Crocks. Life jackets are required equipment. Buy some cheap sunglasses and a hat that you can replace easily if they float away. Have identification and a small amount of money with you sealed in a waterproof bag, but don't take your keys unless you tie them to your swimsuit. They will sink to the bottom of the river and be impossible to find if you drop them. Take some bungee cords to strap items to the spare tube and to connect tubes together before you get in the water. Connect tubes in a circle around the cooler tube so everyone has access to drinks as you float down the river.

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