James River (MO) Trip On Tuesday 14 July 2020

RiverJames River
DateExternal site icon Tuesday 14 July 2020
Distance5.5 miles
Crew icon CrewFilter icon Van Someren, Tom
Filter icon Williams, Hannah
Filter icon Williams, Sarah
ConditionGood - Conditions are ideal for a canoe or kayak. Boats typically will drag on fewer than one-quarter of riffles, if at all, and portages are unnecessary or rare. Normal float lengths can be attempted without a problem.
Notes icon NotesThis was a Birthday Week float for Sarah, since her 40th would be on Friday. Remarkably (to me) the DoJ was actually flowing fairly well, despite this day being right in the middle of the summer season and additionally having had nearly no rain in the previous month. We got in at 10:20 and took out right around 14:00 with a very leisure lunch/swim break less than a mile from the take-out.

Interestingly, we met a guy (Steve Wicken, 417-231-1263) who needed a ride back to Kerr to retrieve his vehicle. Chatting with him we found out that he had floated the length of the Missouri River as part of a reenactment of Lewis and Clark's journey to survey the western territory (a four-year reenactment!). He lives near Flat Creek and offered to help with our shuttling anytime in the future. Woo hoo!
Fish icon Species(none)
Gauge icon GaugeBoaz (07052250)
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Source icon SourceTom Van Someren
Trip ID367
Expedition ID298
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