View of the Rivers from a Kayak

Early Saturday morning saw a break in the weather, so I headed for the swollen rivers with my 14-foot sit-in polyethylene kayak. Embarking at Sutter’s Landing, I headed downstream to see what all the rain and water releases from the Folsom dam had done to the lower American and Sacramento rivers. The float took only ninety minutes with no hard paddling — the current is strong and the waters turbid and brown. It was a solitary journey shared with only a few scattered fowl and plenty of flotsam washed loose from upstream shores. For those heartier souls it is a  worthy adventure.Wool socks recommended.

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March 20, 2011 | 7:32 PM

Good job (from a landlubber)!

March 21, 2011 | 8:08 AM

Looks like a fun adventure! Thanks for sharing.

March 21, 2011 | 8:57 AM

Very cool.

March 21, 2011 | 10:26 AM

Awesome pictures Marc! What a cool way to explore the river.

March 21, 2011 | 11:29 AM

Hope it’s not too much like a Louisiana bayou. Nice views of the rivers. Thanks.

March 21, 2011 | 11:34 AM

Duckling that will never hatch!? So sad!

March 21, 2011 | 2:29 PM

Nicely done, Marc. I’ve reposted on Facebook…

March 21, 2011 | 2:39 PM

This is awesome! Poor ducky..

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March 21, 2011 | 7:49 PM

Thanks for the great pics, very informative and cool to look at

March 21, 2011 | 10:19 PM

thanks for this, Marc

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March 22, 2011 | 8:15 PM

Could you say something about preparation and safety considerations getting in that cold swift current? I understood there are some postings to avoid the flood waters. That said, I’ve been thinking the same thing and it sounds like an excellent experience, done right. Thanks. Dale

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