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Here we are, back in the nice canyons of the French Riviera. We had an easy start in Gorges du Loup canyon which was really in good conditions. We could even do the full trip including the big slides that can very often be too powerfull in the spring.
This year, the weather has been really good to start the season with almost no big rain. As a consequence the streams in the rivers were perfect. Though what you could first think, it’s better not to have too much water to practice canyoning, otherwise the strong stream could be rather dangerous with big whirlpools. In Alpes Maritimes canyons, there’s always enough water and I was sometimes forced to cancel many trips because of big rains in the spring.
On top of that the temperature of the water is higher when the stream is not too fast. This is just perfect to start the season of canyoning.