Saturday, July 28, 2012
Navarro River Water Trail Proposal - Class I/II Whitewater, Mendocino County, California
Paddleboaters - please help by filling out the online survey.
Please take a few
minutes to complete the survey.
Survey data will be tabulated on Sept 15, 2012. The Anderson Valley Land Trust in cooperation with the National Park Service Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance Program is evaluating the Navarro River as a potential non-motorized boating water trail. This survey about boating on the Navarro will assist in that evaluation. The Navarro River is located in southern Mendocino County about 2 hours north of San Francisco. The primary focus of the study is between Hendy Woods State Park in the Anderson Valley downstream to Navarro Beach in the Navarro River Redwoods State Park .
Please forward this link to others in the non-motorized boating community who might be interested to participate in this survey.
Photo credit: Barbara Hartford
Maps of Navarro River Valley.
• Acme Mapper online map user instructions. Click and drag to reposition this interactive map.
• The tool on the left zooms in and out. Point on the red markers to see the names.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo map. Topo=topographic map.
• Full-Screen online interactive map - Navarro River Canyon.
Street View of Hwy 1 Bridge over the Navarro River.
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See instructions for using Street View.
On behalf of the Anderson Valley Land Trust . . . THANK YOU!!!!
Patrick T. Miller, AVLT Board Member
For more information:
• Navarro River Whitewater Paddleboating Guide
• Navarro River Water Trail blog - Anderson Valley Land Trust
• Navarro River Water Trail Assessment 2011, Anderson Valley Community Services District
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Two things: Access is good but we could use a legal put-in below the brushy part on day two, say a few miles below Dimmick, this will help keep novices out of trouble. Speaking of Dimmick - During float season you will need to bring both water and tables. Tables are not in place and water is not turned on until after flood/float season. Once the summer season hits, this
CG gets disgusting fast, SP folks from Hendy are "supposed" to patrol and clean, but it takes a while for them to get around to it; trash everywhere, fires left burning at vacant sites, people obviously living there full time in total squalor, etc.
Try to catch this one between 400 and 800 CFS if you can (watch the flow come down after a rain).
The little store at Navarro has excellent food and a concert venue (a few years ago they got the Winter Brothers!!!, so don't laugh).
If you've made the run, please fill out the survey, If you haven't put it on the to-do list.