We were told that this section of the river has gentle riffles. It did. A lot of them. There were deep stretches for swimming. And we saw the towering limestone cliff at the Class II Compton’s Rapid, which team handled with style. The summer storms thankfully went elsewhere.Read More
For 2016, the WSC boating group is planning one regular club outing per month from May through October, alternating between flat water (lakes or bays) and moving water (rivers). Exact dates and locations will be posted as the season gets under way depending on weather and water levels at the time. Additional to the trips listed here, we will announce a number of impromptu outings from time to time.Read More
The boating activities listed may change depending on weather and water levels. As in the past, we plan to have a picnic lunch somewhere along the shore and, after paddling, meet for dinner at a nearby restaurant. Reminder: The club owns a trailer and can transport up to 6 boats. We also have 2 sit-in kayaks and 2 canoes available on a first-come-first-served basis. We will announce the time and place to meet for each event.Read More
WSC typically holds to nothing more challenging than class II or II+. That said, it’s important to note that the water depth at any given time is a major factor in determining the difficulty level. What’s listed as class II could easily become class III following a heavy rainstorm.Read More
Years ago, when we first became interested (and didn’t know a kayak from a tug boat), we first yaks were in the 9-10 foot range, with very rounded/rocker hulls. They were probably more suited to stunt and white-water kayaking but we didn’t know the difference and we had fun with them.
In hindsight, there were several downsides:Read More