Just completed the run from Walters Camp below Blythe to Fishers Landing N of Yuma. Nice 38 mile segment.
Jan 14-17th 2011 is shaped up to hit in the daytime high of 65-75 degrees down there and low of 40's...
Drove off on the evening of the 13th from NM and hope to make it most of the way into Flagstaff AZ before falling asleep.
On the 14th I will go to Quartzite AZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jm2xQoFLaA&NR=1
and go south to meet up at the take out point and shuttle to Walters camp.
Starts s. of Blythe
255 miles from LAhttp://walterscampriverproperties.com/p ... amp-5.html
This will be the take off point on the morning of the 15th.
Then we go and stay for two nights in this huge state park called Picacho
Jan 15th at Camp 4s and then Jan 16th at the Group Camp where we will have turkey for dinna. http://www.picacho.statepark.org
Phone: 760-393-3052 http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/641/files ... eFINAL.pdf
Size: 6,759 acres. Location: 24 miles off Interstate 8, north of Winterhaven, just east of Yuma, AZ. Park's remote location requires visitors to drive over 18 miles of dirt roads that are passable for cars and vehicles with trailers and motorhomes, but can be impassable in summer thunderstorms. Travelers on this road should carry extra water and other essential supplies. Facilities: 54 primitive family campsites (1 site ), group camp, 2 boat-in group camps, ***solar showers, chemical toilets () , picnic areas () , hiking trails, boat ramps. Activities: Camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, water-skiing, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
The Kayak Group Camp is located at the second Picacho boat in location. At the end of the constructed dockage is a slot that goes inland to the boat ramp and kayak takeout. Kayaks are stored to the outside of the boat ramp. It's unsecured so you may want to take your boat another 300 feet up to the campground on the left side of the road to the boat ramp.
Special Features: Area was the site of a gold mining town in the 1800s, and visitors can hike to the ruins of the mill sites. Well woth the hike...I did it form the park entry area via Railroad Canyon which wond around to the old trestle area of the mill.
Eight miles of the lower Colorado River are the recreation area's eastern border, providing opportunities for fishing and water sports. Temperatures at Picacho range from a wintertime low of 20 degrees to a summertime high of 120; the ideal time to visit is from mid-October to the end of April.
The last 10 miles down to the takeout at fishers landing was easy with the AI being used with the Small Sail Adapter.