If anyone is interested in joining me and several other folks, we're doing two day trips on the lower Colorado River, and a campout!
Friday Jan 24 you will have to get yourself to Yuma and camp or get a motel. If you contact me via private message, I may be able to help you with this part.
Sat Jan 25--We will meet at the upper parking lot above Gateway Park, by the bridges, at 7:00 a.m.. From 1st Street, turn north on Madison Avenue, going towards Hilton Garden Inn. Veer to the right to enter the parking lot for Gateway Park. We'll then begin the process of setting up shuttle. Note: we are NOT launching from Gateway Park. Kayak from Ollie's Beach, (below Laguna Dam) to West Wetlands Park, about 12-15 miles (with some current to pull you along).
Sat Jan 25--Camping at Squaw Lake Campground: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/recrea ... round.html
(or nearby if campground is full. Lots of room in the area)
Sun Jan 26, 8 a.m. Squaw Lake to Colorado River paddle, pretty easy, need hard shell kayak. Meet at "car top boat ramp" at Squaw Lake Campground. We'll paddle across the lake to a side channel that parallels the Colorado river, go up that side channel, explore a bit. Then to an exit into the river. Float down the river to the main entrance of Squaw Lake, and back to boat ramp. We should be finished by about lunchtime. Last time I went: http://hikearizona.com/photoset=14169
You'll need to PM me if you are interested. I don't do a lot of handholding, but we do have a specific time and place we are meeting up on Saturday to start the shuttling of cars. Please, no blimpy inflatables on the Squaw Lake trip unless they are something like a Folbot. Blimpy inflatables probably okay on the Saturday trip because there is current.