New Announcements – Trips & Activities

Silverbell Lake Float & Cleanup – Tues. Sept. 17, 2019

Starts at 08:00,- Christopher Columbus City Park.

Club member Eb Eberline will again be hosting this float & shore cleanup located on West side Tucson, 4300 N. Silverbell Rd. at Christopher Columbus City Park. Map Link.  Paddlers, please meet & park at the main North side lot near the main fishing boat ramp. Eb will be supplying trash bags or bring own trash retrieving devices or gloves. Bring water, hats, sunscreen & PFD, snacks, etc. Park safety & fishing rules abide. Should be a nice cool time on the lake, all self propelled water craft up to 17 ft. permissible.                                                    Contact Eb for questions. 520-622-6966.  

Two Lake Powell Paddle Trips for Sept. 2019

1. “Easy” paddle on Lake Powell September 18-24, 2019
There is no truly easy trip here, but we will not cover more than 10 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

2. “Intermediate” paddle on Lake Powell,  September 25 – Oct. 1, 2019
This paddle involves paddling up to 16 mi.- a day if warranted. 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 have previous experience on large lake crossings & have proper kayaking & multi-day paddling experience. Dates are slightly negotiable. Contact me with questions.
Peg Davis  pegdavis@u.arizona.edu

Las Encantadas Sea Kayaking – Sea of Cortez – Oct. 12-19,  2019

 
We do this trip about every 3 years.  Las Encantadas is a remote island chain in the northern Sea of Cortez, located less than 100 miles south of San Felipe on the Baja peninsula.  We will drive down to the village of El Heurfanito, arriving the morning of the second day.  Unlike in the past, we will have paved roads the entire distance.  From there we will island hop among the 4 main islands and other islets with open water crossings of 3-6 miles.  You must be an experienced (with open water crossings) kayaker possessing self rescue skills to participate in this trip.  In 20+ years of leading trips here we have encountered windy weather frequently being forced to remain in camp on 2 of those trips, one time being pinned down for 3 days.  Normally however we have not been hindered in our paddling plans and wind free days are common.  The rewards of this trip are its remoteness, the incredible geology, the waterfowl, and the sea lions.  We plan this trip for the fall so as not to be disruptive of the spring nesting season.  The longest day will involve 6 hours of paddling, including circumnavigating a small island inhabited by sea lions on which we must not land.  One day will be a rest day with optional paddling.  On the most distant and largest island in the chain one of our camps will be near the center of a volcano (while being at water’s edge), the seaward side of which was blown away in the eruption.  There are no resupply points on this trip so you will need to carry all your drinking water for 6 days in addition to food.  I highly recommend a camera with telephoto lens for wildlife photography.  Everyone needs a passport.  Drivers need car insurance to be purchased before the start.  To express interest or ask for more details please contact John Maier at wolffsongg@gmail.com.

SAPC 22nd Annual "For the Sake of the Lake" Fall Patagonia Lake cleanup & Picnic. October 19 & 20, 2019

Sat. eve, Oct. 19, Camp free at boat-in site #110 (only), no reservation or entrance fee required for all SAPC members & family for Sat. boat-in camp & Sunday’s Picnic/Cleanup. SAPC will provide picnic burgers & dogs, etc. Others can contribute a pot-luck. Cleanup starts Sunday at 09:00 at beach as before. Picnic starts at noon. Bring boats, chairs, hats, water, etc. Free camping only on Sat. at offshore site #110. Google Map Link here.  

Phone: 520-762-9263 Royce Davenport, Organizer.