Trip Coordinator Name(s): Les Horvath

Date of Trip: June 3, 2023

River Reach: Longview to Hogg Park

River Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Water Level: Medium

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The day held nice weather with 23 degrees for the high and 16.6 cms water flow. There were six people: 1 tandem, 1 kayak and three solo canoes. The meet up location was at the log cabin next to the Esso station but was not on time. The reason for the delay is because the people that came through Black Diamond had to re-route themselves due to a parade in town. This needs to be noted for next year's trip so that people can take the Okotoks route. I waited for 15 minutes and left to the put in, shortly after the last participant arrived at the put in. The shuttle left at 10:45 to the takeout and returned to the put in with one vehicle carrying the drivers back. We got on the river at noon after the Safety talk and talked about the features of the river etc. Many play spots, big wave trains, surfing, eddies and a couple of ledges. The runoff this year has been an oddity due to a low snow pack this past winter and after the peak of runoff the levels are dropping fast making for what is to become a short local paddling season. With that said the water levels on the reach make for good paddling and fun with many features at the different water levels even with 10-12 cms being the lowest at which the river is paddle able. Stopped for lunch at 1:00 p.m. and back on the river at 1:30, scouted the broken ledge just below the lunch spot and four people ran the ledge with one turn over incident and no injury to be reported, one person lined down on river right. We see many eagles along the way and spent a lot of time surfing and playing around on this Class II rock dodging reach. all had a great fun time and got off the river at 4:30 p.m. I loaded one canoe on my Jeep and drove one person back to the put in at 5:00 p.m.

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