Tubing on the Congaree River - August 6, 2011

Tubing on our rivers has become a very popular pastime.  So when “little friends” from North Carolina were visiting the Congaree Riverkeeper, that’s what we decided to do.  Tyler and Tristine tubed down the Congaree River for the first time last Saturday.  A short trip was planned, because we weren’t sure how the boys would take to the water.  Turns out, they wouldn’t get out of the water and wished the trip was longer.  We plan to spend more time out there on their next visit. 

For those of you who would like to make one last outside splash before school starts, now is the time.  The current low water levels make this a very safe trip.  All our outfitters in Columbia rent tubes, if you don’t have any and would like to try it out before you make a purchase.  Please don’t go with swimming pool toys, as they won’t stand up against the rocks.  The trip from Riverbanks Zoo to Gervais Street is, in my opinion, the best trip of the summer.  Let us know if you have questions.  And please join Congaree Riverkeeper.  It’s the best thing you can do to help keep our rivers clean.  Thanks!

 

Tristin shoots the rapidTyler shoots the rapidPhiloma shoots the rapidThe Wave

 

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