CANCELLED: Colorado River Trek
Canoe Training: The training is on March 18-19 and is mandatory for first timers. It is a good idea to get in shape if you are going (we plan on paddling 15 miles each day). Training will once again be at the Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay.
The Canoe Trek is on the lower Colorado River, spanning 40 miles and ending at the Imperial Dam near Yuma. This one is more paddling throughout the day and is a true canoe trip; we won’t be spending half our time looking for hot springs on foot! But the lower Colorado has impressive canyons, and we will camp on a small island on the last night!
Any questions, email Mr Molitor, but more details will follow.
Details (still subject to change but getting firmer)
Training Required: Canoe training and swim test on March 18-19 is mandatory for first-timers; if you have been on a canoe trip and have already been trained/swim tested, you do not need to do it again (though a refresher is a great idea and you will be paddling more than on previous trips).
4×4 Vehicles Required: No
Meet: The Shed at St. James at 7:30 on April 2nd.
Depart: Sunday, April 2nd at 8:00 sharp.
Drive Time to Walter’s Camp: 3h27m
Drive Time from Hidden Shores Resort to The Shed: 3h16m
Arrive Back at The Shed: Time TBD; it depends on when we get to Hidden Shores and get packed up. Should be back before sundown.
Drivers’ Note: We will drop off Scouts at Walter’s Camp (https://goo.gl/maps/Fos1y8xvdkLHwRrA6), and then park the cars at Hidden Shores Resort (https://goo.gl/maps/xsHuajwrtUmbtPvX9). We need someone who can shuttle the drivers also going on the trip back up to Walter’s Camp.
Cost: about $150/person, includes training
Packing: Plan to dress for getting wet and also for sun. The troop can loan whatever gear is needed (including sleeping bags). Consider acquiring dry bags/waterproof cases for any gear/cameras that shouldn’t get wet.
Paddling distance: 15 miles per day