Hey everyone. I just wanted to give you an update on the Snake River. Last week my son and I paddled the river to check the conditions and clear up any downed trees from the winter. Water levels are quite high this time of the year. The current, which is normally very slow, is moving slightly quicker but was not too quick to paddle against with ease. The further up the river you paddle the quicker the current gets. Once you get deep into the Hockomock swamp area, it becomes a bit of a struggle to paddle, as the river narrows to 3 feet wide at times..
I'll post the link to a few videos I took on the trip so you can see what you will be paddling.
If you click here to see the map you can see where we will be starting at the south where you see an icon of a car. I have placed in a purple flag icon on the map where I took the picture posted below of the narrow part of the swamp, which is the point of the river that we will not be able to pass easily. If we were to turn back near the flag, that will give us about a 3-4 hour trip depending on our groups speed.
I failed to mention above that the river was beautiful. Its a gem of a river, if you can get past the sound of 495 in the background. If you have any questions, let me know! Can't wait to paddle with everyone!
This is what I mean when I say 3 feet wide..
Check out my YouTube Video of the Snake River from a few days ago
Click here for a Facebook Live video we took while paddling