Certain things make whitewater rafters and kayakers very, very happy campers—or, rather, paddlers. Optimal river flows. Having the river all to themselves on a beautiful summer day. Finding a favorite beach wide open. Not dumping an open beer in a rapid.
But few things get the hearts of river rats fluttering quite like the annual Idaho Whitewater Association used equipment sale. Yes, it's that magical time of year when you can either sell off that old gear that's taking up room in your garage or buy new used gear to take up space in your garage. Either way, you come out with a mark in the win column.
More than 1,000 people are expected to inundate Idaho River Sports on the morning of Saturday, April 28, for the chance to snag everything from rafts, cats and kayaks to frames, paddles and assorted gear for sale.
Used gear can be dropped off for sale from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, April 27, or from 7-8:45 a.m. on the day of the sale. The dedicated buyers will be in line early on Saturday to try to get first pick. The sale opens at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., and any unsold items have to be packed up and taken away by 4 p.m. Admission is free, but come prepared to buy.
Need more info? Visit idahowhitewater.net to get the details.