Memorial Day Campout On The Colorado River

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am – May 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Colorado River
Memorial Day Campout On The Colorado River @ Colorado River

Let’s meet in LaGrange where East highway 71 business crosses the Colorado River. Pack our gear for two nights and three days. Then paddle and camp until we get to Beason’s Park, U.S. 90, Columbus, TX

We will pack all water, food, camp gear, kitchen, and clothes in boat and paddle approximately 13 miles each day. In the evening, we will set up camp on an island in river and cook dinner. In the morning, we break camp; pack the boat and paddle to the next campsite, enjoying the sites as we go.

There is a $20 shuttle fee per vehicle.

Skill level: Novice paddler but must have stamina and endurance, for three days, to paddle laden boat 13 miles, off load gear, set up tent and cook area, cook dinner, clean up dinner. Then in the morning cook breakfast, clean up breakfast, take down tent, pack gear, pack gear in boat, then paddle 13 miles. Sounds like fun to me.

Definition of Novice paddler:

Confidently execute basic strokes plus ability to manage high wind and high waves typically experienced on Lake Charlotte or Sheldon reservoir.  You can maneuver the boat on moving water plus be familiar with eddy turns, ferrying and surfing in Class 2 rapids typically found on the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers. You must be able to read the river and identify the eddy line.

For safety in navigating the river and to assess its flow rate

I will watch the following two River Gauges- USGS SGS 08159500 Colorado Rv at Smithville, TX and USGS 08161000 Colorado Rv at Columbus, TX