Spring is coming, Saalach in Lofer is running

by Anne Huebner

After a dry winter which didn´t bring much snow to the northern Alps, spring started to show its face during the last couple weeks. So kayakers from southern Germany – even some from the North - and those northern Austrians woke up from their winter sleep, got their kayaks ready and started searching for the first running rivers to paddle. Due to the little snow pack this year there were only a few options and so it was no surprise to meet all those kayak bums at the big parking lot in Lofer ready to have as much fun as possible on the short and sweet run through the Lofer-gorge. The Saalach river didn´t show itself so far with the most epic water level but still offered an excellent playground with all its big boulders, numerous slots and fun moves to chase the spring tiredness and get ready for a fantastic kayak season 2014!