Tuesday, June 29, 2010

River Tubing

The Salt Fork River is still quite high and moving rather quickly due to all the recent rains. Please consider this if you have plans to be on the river this 4th of July.

Lately,  I have noticed more and more people on the river in tubes. Tubing can be a great way to relax as one floats down the river. Tubing can be a novel way to experience the river. But tubing can also be dangerous.
  • Please inform others of your plans to go tubing. Where you are going and how long you expect to be gone.
  • Take a cell phone. There are small plastic water tight containers just for cell phones.
  • Check the weather before going.  Storms can come up quickly.
  • Familiarize yourself with the area of the river that you will be tubing on.
  • Wear a life vest and sunscreen.
  • Stay in the tube.
  • Try to have as little impact as possible on the natural area you are in and don't leave trash behind.
  • Most of the land you are floating by is private property.  You need permission to go on it.
As always, have fun and keep safety in mind.

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