Canoeing - June 2019
Post date: Apr 5, 2019 8:53:29 PM
We are going with Plan B (at the bottom) because of the high flow rates Colorado River.
This is a 20 mile, 2 day, 1 night trip on the water through some beautiful limestone canyons in the Hill Country.
- Paperwork: Grant
- Meal Plan: Rana
- Packing List: Anna
- Car Plan: Andrew
- Canoe Plan: Andrew
- Lifeguard: James
- Canoe Tender: Sam
- Tour Guide: Ian
- Astronomer: Andrew
- Meteorologist: Lynna
- Medic: Anna
- Break Down
- Food: ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)
- Celebration Lunch at Storm's: ~$10 (highly variable, basic burger is $3)
Canoe #1: Joe/Steve
Canoe #2: Jill/Sabrina
Canoe #3: Anna/Mariana
Canoe #4: Ian/Sam/Grant
Canoe #5: Lynna/James
Canoe #6: Josh/Grant
Canoe #7: Rana/Andrew
Required Safety Training
Safe Swim Defense: complete
Safety Afloat: complete
Weather Hazards: complete
June 8-9, 2019
- Eat breakfast before we meet or in the car.
- Meet at the annex at 6 am.
- Drive to US190 and the Colorado River (31°13'6.13"N 98°33'53.25"W) (88 miles).
- The trek will start on the west bank of the Colorado River where US 190 crosses the river.
- On Saturday we'll canoe down the river and spend the night on an island (probably Gravel Bar #3 (see map)).
- Sunday the trek will continue down river to Sulphur Springs Camp in Bend, TX and should arrive early afternoon.
- We will plan to stop at Storm's in Lampasas for a cheeseburger. Individuals will need to bring about $12 for the meal.
- Drive back to annex.
- 20 liter Dry Bags (2-3)
- Sleeping Bag
- Waterproof bag for sleeping bag
- Sleeping Pad
- Pocket Rocket (similar backpacking cooking stove)
- Small pot
- Rain fly for tent
- Ground cover for tent
- Canoe Seat
- Measuring Cups
Nobody wants to Check:
- Underwears (4ish)
- Sports &/or Regular Bras (If needed)
- 2-3 long sleeves (quick dry or wicking)
- Waterproof stuff sack for clothing
- 1 pair of warm pants, sweats... (quick dry)
- 2-4 Short sleeve shirts (quick dry or wicking)
- 1-3 pairs of QUICK DRY shorts/ convertible pants or another pair of pants
- 1-2 swimsuits (1 piece for girls and swim shorts for guys)
- Rain suit (top and bottom-- Frogg toggs)
- Waterproof stuff sack for clothing
- Paddling Gloves (optional)
- NO DENIM OR COTTON WHATSOEVER!
“Civilian clothing” for ride home:
- 1 DRY shirt
- 1 DRY pair of pants/shorts
- 1 pair of FRESH underwear
- 1 bra (if applicable)
- Water shoes/ “wet shoes” (opened toed are acceptable)
- Tennis shoes/ “dry shoes”
- 1-3 pairs of socks (bring as many as applicable)
- Crocs or sandals for in camp wear (Optional)
- Utensils (Spoons, forks, etc.)
- Reflectix coozie/ winter hat to “cook” food
- 3-7 liter capacity Water bottle or camelback water bladder
- Pocket knife/ multi-tool
- Sunscreen (for face AND body)
- Insect repellant
- Hat (Visors not recommended-- Wide-rim recommended)
- Flashlight/Headlamp (w/ extra batteries)
- 50’ Paracord
- 1-2 Quick Dry Towels
- Bandana/ Small hand towel
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Sunglasses w/ lanyard
- Map/ Compass
- Biodegradable Soap
- Small roll of Toilet Paper &/or pee rag
- Personal Repair Kit (Duct tape, nylon ties, safety pins)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Hair Brush/ Comb
- Baby powder or Gold Bond (to cut down on chafing)
- Carabiners for securing gear
Personal First Aid Kit:
- Personal Medication
- Athletic Tape
- Antibiotic Ointment (neosporin, etc.)
- Ibuprofen, benadryl
- INHALER/ EPI-PEN (if necessary)
- Camera/ Watch
IF YOU WERE THINKING OF BRINGING COTTON OR DENIM THINK AGAIN!
B: come fed
L: own food
D: own food
Sunday June 9th-
B- own food
L- Storm's (please bring money for this meal)Food: ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)
To Drop Off Point
From Take Out
Map / Float Plan
Here is a link for the current river flows - https://hydromet.lcra.org/ - find the entry for the Colorado River at Bend.
We will not go if the predicted readings exceed 1500 cfs.
All persons going on the trip must have a current BSA Swim Test.
Canoe Rental Confirmation# 4937979
Because the Colorado River may be moving too fast or too high for the planned trip, our plan be is to canoe to Garret Island on Lake Buchanan.
Put In: Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan
Overnight: Garret Island
Take out: Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan
Cost: $5 per person to enter the LCRA park
Canoe Route: ~ 3 miles one way