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 Plan

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.

Packing List


    • 20 liter Dry Bags (2-3)
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Waterproof bag for sleeping bag
    • Sleeping Pad
    • Trowel

Group Gear:

    • Pocket Rocket (similar backpacking cooking stove)
    • Fuel
    • Small pot
    • Tent
    • Rain fly for tent
    • Ground cover for tent

Optional Luxuries:

    • Pillow
    • Canoe Seat
    • Measuring Cups
    • Bowls/Plates/etc.


Nobody wants to Check:

    • Underwears (4ish)
    • Sports &/or Regular Bras (If needed)

Base Layers:

    • 2-3 long sleeves (quick dry or wicking)
    • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing
    • 1 pair of warm pants, sweats... (quick dry)

Actual Clothing:

    • 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)

“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.)
    • Cup
    • 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)
    • Lighters
    • 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
    • Deodorant

Personal First Aid Kit:

    • Band-Aids
    • Personal Medication
    • Athletic Tape
    • Antibiotic Ointment (neosporin, etc.)
    • Ibuprofen, benadryl
    • INHALER/ EPI-PEN (if necessary)

Optional Luxuries:

    • Camera/ Watch
    • Chapstick



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)

Car Plan

To Drop Off Point

From Take Out

Map / Float Plan

Car #1

Car #2

Car #3

River Info

Here is a link for the current river flows - - 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

Plan B

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

The Aftermath