New Announcements – Trips & Activities

Lower Gunnison – Wednesday-Friday, August 8-10, 2018

The Lower Gunnison flows 39 miles from Delta to Whitewater (south of Grand Junction). Dam-controlled flow ensures fairly predictable water levels into October. Carry at least a gallon of water per person per day. Pack out all human waste. Typical August temperatures: 90° high / 53° low. A variety of wildlife call the Dominguez-Escalante NCA home, including desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, golden eagle, turkey, elk, mountain lion, black bear, and the collared lizard. Use IKs or hard shells.

While this is called a beginner trip, at times, the river ruffles up into Class I or II rapids. Safe boating practices required.

More details: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/uploads/webfriendly.DENCAbrochure_0.pdf

Contact pegdavis at u dot arizona dot edu .

Please sign on by August 2; this trip cancels if fewer than three boats go.

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Snake River day trip floats through Grand Teton- Thursday and Friday, August 23 & 24, 2018

Join me for 2 days of floating. This trip would be good for inflatable kayaks. I may be able to offer housing. Safe boating practices required. Contact pegdavis at u dot Arizona dot edu .

Please sign on by August 2; this trip cancels if fewer than three boats go.

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Thursday , August 23  15 miles

Beginner Level

• Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek

This stretch features scenic views, calmer

water and few obstructions. At Pacific Creek

landing the water is swift, boaters should

scout this landing prior to launching.

Intermediate Level

• Pacific Creek to Deadmans Bar

This section drops significantly creating swift

water and braided channels requiring careful

route-finding.

Friday, August 24   10 miles

Intermediate Level

• Flagg Ranch to Lizard Creek

Campground

The braided channels make route-finding a

challenge. The river winds for 6 miles before

reaching Jackson Lake. Once on the lake

it is 4 miles to Lizard Creek depending on

lake level. Strenuous rowing or paddling may

be required. Afternoon thunderstorms and

winds produce waves that may swamp

canoes.

Details on permits and conditions: https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/upload/Floating18-access.pdf

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Lake Powell kayak trip – Late September

Who’s up for a week kayaking Lake Powell in late September ?
  A loop north from Hall’s Crossing, up to Cedar Canyon & back, lots of options for camping, hiking & exploring.
  Looking for preliminary interest, and we can fine-tune details around / after the SAPC mtg Wed 12 Sept.
  Suggesting a mid-week put-in / take-out, to avoid weekend boat traffic i.e. Sept 20-27.
  Interested ?  Questions ?  contact Bob Schoen     robtaschoen@hotmail.com


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.
Check out their Website at www.tgwatersports.com


SAPC is now an Affiliate Member of  the American Whitewater Organization for 2018. 

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“Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) with a mission “to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.”  Please go to their webpage and read more of what AW is all about.

Affiliate membership means that all current SAPC members in good standing can access special features from AW site that only members can use.  These include but are not limited to their monthly journals and any pertinent news involving any of our regional waterways & rivers used by paddle sport advocates, recreationalists & conservationists like ourselves.  It’s an important resource available for our use.  SAPC members can log in with the assigned unique  member number which has been sent in a separate “SAPC E-Newsletter on Jan. 29, 2016.  Members may log in to add their own reports & photos from river trips or read the latest regional river flow reports & other subjects of interest.                                        …………………………………………………………………………………………………

The shirts come in men’s crew neck, short or long sleeve  and in short sleeve womens v-neck styles.  They’re decorated in front with Royce’s full color fine art for SAPC and are of a “Sport-Tek” design, a very cool & quick-dry fabric.  Caps are fully adjustable with our high contrasting unique SAPC logo ($10).  Merchandise is sold at the club picnic or at our meetings. They can also be mail-ordered.