Sunday, November 28, 2010

Salt River, Ralls County, MO, November 27th, 2010: Most OUTSTANDING day for a winter paddle

November 27th, 2010 has to go down as one of the most beautiful days we have seen in Missouri in awhile.  I put in on the Salt River at the Cincinnati Access.  The Corps of Engineers does a nice job maintaining this launch site.  Nice picnic area and table (would be a good place for a summer float).  The water is thick and slow at this put in.  It is in between the Clarence Cannon Dam (which impounds Mark Twain Lake) and the re-regulation dam.
  This reminds me of the Missouri River in St. Charles County with all the Limestone bluffs.  If you were to paddle this in the summer, you would miss a lot of the winter you get them in their full glory.  Got up on a nice flock of wild turkeys (did not react fast enough to get film), Great blue herons, cardinals, and other sorts of birds.

Mileage: 5.4 miles round
Temp: 46 degrees
Flow (cfs): 57.5
Gauge Hgt: 2.2

Paddle ON!


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