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Lake Pleasant 3-Day Kayak Camping, AZ
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Lake Pleasant 3-Day Kayak Camping, AZ 
Lake Pleasant 3-Day Kayak Camping, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Dec 06 2019
azbackpackr
Kayak22.77 Miles 240 AEG
Kayak22.77 Miles2 Days   1 Hour   13 Mns   
240 ft AEG
 
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A three-day kayak trip with several people from the Southern Arizona Paddlers Club. The lake was 82% full, so not too bad. Starting at the north ramp of the lake, we paddled across the lake and up Humbug Bay, making camp the first night near the end of that bay. The weather was overcast and gloomy, and rain was in the forecast.

We had a nice fire, and I played my ukulele and sang CC Rider, Sloop John B, Route 66, and some other old songs. We talked about bicycle touring, kayak touring and river rafting. Earlier, while we were setting up our tents, a burro came near and planted his feet, threw back his head, and brayed at us over and over. "HEE HAW, HEE HAW, GO AWAY, YOU ARE ON MY PROPERTY!" he yelled. We just laughed at him.

The next morning the weather was really gloomy! Very dark clouds had moved in. Two guys elected to leave us and go home, and paddled away at the mouth of the Agua Fria canyon. One gal, who was the trip organizer, myself, and one man continued on. We went up the Agua Fria Canyon. Right away, we spotted an eagle flying and landing on its nest, way up on a cliff. After taking photos (glad I had the Nikon with a zoom) we paddled on. We took a left turn at Tule Creek. We found a good campsite at the end there, above any possible flash flooding from the impending storm. Before setting up camp we took a very nice three-mile hike to the top of Indian Mesa to see the large ruins. (Apparently there are also petroglyphs, but no one knew where they were.)

As we hiked back into camp it was starting to rain. We managed to get our tents up without getting them too wet.

The next morning, after raining all night, it let up a bit, long enough for us to get our tents down. Once in the boats it started up again. Paddling in the rain is never much of a problem, since you have a waterproof skirt on your cockpit, plus a splash jacket and rain hat, at the very least. We weren't wearing drysuits. Everyone on this trip used sea kayaks, which was required by the organizer.

I am really glad I joined this group for the trip. It was fun, and the folks were nice, and were experienced kayakers. It was my second multi-day trip with this club, the first being a Lake Powell trip over a year ago.
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