Boise River Through Town

The standard put-in for this float is at Barber Park and the take-out is at Ann Morrison Park.  On hot summer days there will be thousands of people on the river in inner tubes, rafts and paddle boards.   The water is swift in places and careful maneuvering is required to avoid overhanging trees, logs and bridge pilings.    There are also three weirs that form small rapids to negotiate and I get down on my hands and knees for these.    There are a couple of swift sections with small waves and the water is only 10" to 12" deep.   I stood and paddled through these the one time I did this float but I think I'll get on my knees next time.   It wouldn't be good to fall into 10" of swift water.