Save the Date for the 2017 River to Reel: Friday January 13th!
6th Annual River to Reel: Nevada City, CA
Register at: http://6thannualrivertoreel.eventbrite.com
UPDATE 1/8/16: Due to the current Epic storm we are experiencing in California and the Flood levels of the Lower Yuba river peaking at 80,000 cfs, we will be moving the River to Reel to the safety of land! We will head out on a hike just outside of Nevada City with the possibility of a short paddle on Englebright Reservoir later in the day (if it is not spilling). See below for new details!
Wear hiking clothes and shoes (close toed hiking boots, or tennis shoes-they may get muddy!) and bring a lunch. Meet at 10:30 am at Edwards Crossing. We will meet at the parking lot on the South Side of the Bridge. Hike goes rain or shine, please dress warmly, bring appropriate layers and rain gear for any weather (expect weather from the very low 40’s to high 40’s).
We will have a few Alpacka Rafts to hike with for the day and sample their functionality. Minors must be accompanied by a Guardian.
All participants will be required to sign a liability release.
There is the possibility of going for a short paddle on Englebright Reservoir (if it is not spilling) after the hike for those interested in getting on the water or trying out an Alpacka raft.
This is the perfect chance to get outside and learn about the Yuba Watershed with SYRCL’s River Science team before enjoying a weekend of inspiring films at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Directions to Edwards Crossing: From Highway 20 at Nevada City travel north on Highway 49 and turn right onto North Bloomfield Road; turn right at the T-intersection of North Bloomfield and Lake Vera Purdon Road; drive 7 miles to the trailhead at Edwards Crossing Bridge. All parking is on the south side of the bridge near the restrooms.
Since 2012 Rivers for Change has brought people together on the Lower Yuba to help kick of SYRCL’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Check out a recap from our 2013 River to Reel.
Bring your own boat, a lunch, and a change of clothes. Meet at 9am at Hammon Park. We will unload gear at the put in and then run a shuttle to the take out. Paddle goes rain or shine, please dress warmly, bring appropriate layers and rain gear for any weather (you may get splashed!). Free for those with their own boat, but donations are welcome.
If you need a boat we are excited to partner this year with Alpacka Raft to provide a limited number of Packrafts for the day. If you’ve always wanted to try one of these crafts or you are unable to bring your own boat, register today to secure your spot! There is a small additional rental fee, $15 for adults, $10 for minors. Minors must be accompanied by a Guardian and know how to swim.
All participants will be required to sign a liability release and those with their own boat must bring and wear a lifejacket.
The paddle will be from Hammon Grove Park to Hallwood Blvd (about 7.5 miles). It is a class I/II section with a required portage around Daguerre Point Dam, which is the site of a proposed new hydropower project. You will also have an opportunity to view one of SYRCL’s innovative restoration projects, and view gold mining tailings (viewable from outer space) left over from hydraulic mining.
It’s the perfect chance to get on the river and learn about the Yuba River with SYRCL’s River Science Director, Gary Reedy, before enjoying a weekend of inspiring films at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.