Yo Brakeman... anybody?
After spending Thursday night at the Hacienda Hotel, I will be putting in with my boats at the base of Hoover Dam at 8:00AM the morning of Friday, 4-2 and hauling out ~11 miles later at Willow Beach, AZ on the morning/afternoon of Sunday, 4-4 w/two nights at AZ Hotsprings.
I am using Boulder City Outfitters to pass the security check point to the launch point, at the base of the Dam.
Boulder City Outfitters
The launch permit is $15/ea
The shuttle fee is $30/ea
And the vehicle shuttle fee is $50/ea.
Kayak rentals available.
Doubles at ~$27.50/night
You will need your ID to get past the security check point below the dam, so bring that on the river.
For the extra $20, I am having our vehicals shuttled down to Willow Beach rather than shuttling back to the start at Hacienda Hotel/casino and dealing with the "Dam traffic", a return shuttle of 2-3 hrs!
A good overview of what to expect on this run:http://www.chucksweb.net/Trips/2005/Kay ... kFeb05.htm
Just found that one while doing some research.
I've done this trip before and it's very easy past the fast water at the base of the dam. You will need to make all your own arrangements with the outfitter. There should be plenty of tent space at the Hotsprings. I will have one guest in my party. You are all welcome to tag along!
"You deserve a good paddling"... and you know you do!