kayak/canoe black canyon - March 21, 2013
Incredibly enough, there is enough demand to have a FOURTH Black Canyon canoeing-canyoneering-hot tubbing trip. This trip is the third weekend in March. Black Canyon is south of Las Vegas on the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. As Rick describes the trip "A wonderful getaway from winter weekend - spend it hiking, scrambling, canoeing and luxuriating in scenic hot tubs." We will drive down Thursday, March 21, and check into the Hacienda Hotel near Boulder Dam. After dinner together at the casino buffet, we will get our gear together for an early Friday morning meet with the outfitter. The outfitterwill be driving us to the foot of the dam, where we will launch our rented canoes. On Friday and Saturday we spend most of our time exploring side canyons and hot springs with short stretches in our canoes between them. On Sunday morning we will paddle and explore for 3 hours down to the takeout (Willow Beach), where the outfitter picks us up at 1 PM and brings us back to our cars at the hotel. We will drive home Sunday, March 24. This is one of the easiest trips we do so there will be opportunities for people to get involved and learn about organizing trips. Sign up soon because NPS permits are required with your name on them and we have learned that they go fast. Canoes carry a fair amount of gear so it is almost like car camping. Plan on temperatures from the 40's at night to 90's in the day. Transportation options will be a function of the number of folks signed up.
|Thu Mar 21 2013 — Sun Mar 24 2013