Arrive at the Wahweap Marina late afternoon on the 24th and load gear and sleep on the houseboat. The plan is to hustle up-lake to the middle of the San Juan Arm in 2 days. Here we will drop off a set of self-sufficient paddlers and they will find their own way back to a marina. We will find good scenery, petroglyphs, waterfalls, slot canyons, and more.
We will go from 1 camp to the next on a 48’ Navigator houseboat as it has an angled upper deck upon which we can slide our kayaks up and down. Due to this boat stashing and also due to weather considerations (can get big winds and waves especially on the wider parts of the lake) we will limit boats to those that weigh less than about 60 pounds, and want to have skirted sea kayaks or decked canoes. Contact Karen for questions about your boat. Class I-II due to waves caused by wind and/or speed boats. Also, landings can be scarce.
The trip will be limited to about 11 people and a waiting list. 2-day riders will pay about 1/3 of the full trip rate which will be around $700 for houseboat rental, tax, gas, insurance, and a few small items. We will rotate group dinners and otherwise eat our own food. The boat has a nice kitchen with a big grill, oven, microwave and refrigerator/coolers.
Shore camping also varies. We will be looking for good houseboat landings with a few tent spots when we have a large crew; but can all sleep on the big boat when less people are on board. If any paddlers want a 1/2 trip we can arrange to meet another set of self-sufficient paddlers at the confluence of the Colorado and San Juan and bring them to the Wahweap Marina.
Contact Karen Amundson at email@example.com for further information and to join the trip or be on the Wait List.