Saturday September 27, 2014 Monte Rio CA.
Since the river’s mouth is closed and it backs up the water clear to the Vacation Beach summer dam, which is above Monte Rio, I decided to kayak to the dam today from Monte Rio. This higher water level makes it easier to get over some of the shallower spots.
As I started off, it looked like there weren’t going to be many people on the river today, but I was sure wrong about that. I ran into a lot of kayakers today coming down the river and later, even coming up from Monte Rio and back like I was doing.
Northwood golf course is off to the left in this picture, but you’d never know it from the river. I paddled on through this area, also known as the Boho area, because of the Bohemians camp on the right.
They are slowly removing boards to drop the water behind the dam so they can take it down soon. This young lad was playing in the strong flow of the water, just checking it out. Note the dam boards to his left are gone as compared to the dam boards on his right. They’ll remove some more boards each day until the water is all out, then they can dismantle the dam for the winter.
I sat around that area for quite awhile resting up for my trip back down the river watching the people at the dam.
I paddled over to the boat ramp and was off the water and headed on home for the day.
I had a nap and didn’t do much else for the rest of the day.
Nice fall day kayaking the river.