New Announcements – Trips & Activities

 

Colorado and Utah paddling May 17-23 (dates somewhat flexible) 2019
 Let’s paddle the Moab daily on the Colorado River outside of Moab Utah and a stretch of the Gunnison river near Grand Junction Colorado. Most of this water is completely flat but there will be a few Class 2 Rapids on each stretch. The Moab daily is a 13 mile float just outside of Moab. We’ll car camp the night before, start floating from the camp ground and get out a few miles before the town of Moab. One variation would be to do this run two days in a row because it’s so great. 
The next part of the trip is on the Gunnison River,  51 miles from Delta to Whitewater. I would like to stop at Dominguez Canyon to hike among the petroglyphs. This trip could be 3-5 days with camping along the river. This is described as a beginner trip.
The structure of this trip is flexible. You can float Moab and skip the Gunnison, float the Gunnison and skip Moab or do a shorter section along the Gunnison. Please contact me if you are interested at pegdavis@u.arizona.edu.  This trip is appropriate for IKs, canoes or hard shell kayaks.

Moab float info: https://www.blm.gov/visit/moab-daily-riverhttps://www.roadtripryan.com/go/t/utah/moab/moab-daily


Gunnison  float info: https://rootsrated.com/stories/canoeing-colorado-s-lower-gunnison-river-the-perfect-beginner-trip-onhttp://southwestpaddler.com/docs/gunnison5.htmlhttp://southwestpaddler.com/docs/gunnison6.html


Peg Davis  pegdavis@u.arizona.edu

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May, 2019 – Gunnison River, UT  & CO River – Loma to Westwater, UT multi-day river trips & Canyon hikes. Proposed by Bob Schoen. Dates TBA at Mar. 13 meeting. Contact Bob for interest.

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Paddling in the Jackson, Wyoming area June 5-9, 2019
Contact me if you’d like to do some class 2 or lower paddling around here.
Peg Davis  pegdavis@u.arizona.edu

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Sunrise paddle on the lower Salt River Monday June 24, 2019 (northeast side of Phoenix)
We’ll meet on the Bush Highway at Granite Reef Dam at 5:10 am, then arrange the car shuttle to the start at Water User’s for this 11 mile paddle. Use an IK or a short hardshell kayak.  If you want to camp out nearby the night before, I have a good option. We’ll be off the water by 11 am. Contact me for exhaustive details.
Peg Davis  pegdavis@u.arizona.edu

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“Easy” paddle on Lake Powell September 19-25, 2019
There is no truly easy trip here, but we will not cover more than 8 miles a day. Leave from Hall’s crossing. Kayaks with hatches and rudders required unless I know you are an expert paddler. Be prepared with all food, water and gear you will need. All waste must be carried out. Wagbags available. A rest day is planned mid-week and there will be opportunities for easy or arduous hiking. This trip is aimed for those who haven’t tried a trip like this for awhile or yet. Dates are slightly negotiable. Contact me with questions.
Peg Davis  pegdavis@u.arizona.edu

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SAPC is selling new commemorative 20th Annual Patagonia Lake LS t-shirts (men’s & women’s styles) & new caps & wide-brim hats with club logo. All merchandise will be sold at member discount.

The free camping policies during our Lake Patagonia cleanup events have changed & are no longer permitted. The new policies are set by the State Volunteer Coordinator to help sustain the system. AZ State Parks only operate & implement improvements from entrance fees & camping fees & no other funds from state or nation. It’s been their mission to improve the state parks, especially Patagonia, for the better enjoyment of all. And, volunteers have certainly played a large part.

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TG2

Southern AZ now has a much improved resource for paddle sports. Local business TG Watersports in Tucson is open at a new location for kayak sales & rentals. They offer a huge inventory of paddle sports equipment, parts & accessories. Located at 925 W Prince Rd. Tucson 85705, For questions phone: 520-349-1833 or Email: sales@tgwatersports.com.