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Picture 1-19-13 Mahoning/ John from Time Magazine
Members of TCT Answered the call to help out John Wendle from Time Magazine for a story on the Mahoning Valley.
mfdanko99 13 01-19-2013 07:11 PM
Picture 2012 Picnic at Canoe City
onbohio 20 07-08-2012 08:06 PM
Picture 2017 Beaver Creek
dankopics 27 08-12-2017 04:08 PM
Picture 2017 Ice Breaker - Shenango River 3/26/17
Water temp in the 40s
Air temp in the 60s
Gauge around 3.2
19 boats / 21 paddlers on the water
McQuiston Launch to Millennium Launch
Ambridger 18 03-31-2017 04:22 PM
Picture 2017 Picnic and float
Canoe City Park to Packard Park: 3.3 on the Leavittsburg Gauge. About 36 boats on the water, some others did an up & back to Eagle Creek
Ambridger 15 07-17-2017 07:49 PM
Picture 2017 Picnic and Float (2)
A few more photos from July 16. 2017
KenM 19 07-21-2017 01:24 PM
Picture 3 Rivers Paddle 2016
flagsracer9 54 09-11-2016 11:12 AM
Picture 7-8-12 Club Picnic at Canoe City
Great turn out and a good over all day
mfdanko99 27 07-14-2012 07:59 PM
Picture 8-25-13 Foxburg
18 members and guest in 15 boats. 2 Canoes and 13 Kayaks. Perfect paddle and fun
mfdanko99 45 08-26-2013 05:54 PM
Picture A "must do" trip if visiting the Las Vegas area
A calm water stretch of the lower Colorado River. Starts at Walters Landing, California. Ends at Fishers Landing, Arizona. About 32 miles total on the river.

Normally done as a 3 day, 2 night trip in the cooler winter months. The several times I have done the trip is in late January.

Nights and even the days can be cold at this time of the year. But often you have the river to yourself.

Our group normally gathers at Walters Camp (California) the day before the trip begins. There is a private paid campground there. There are flush toilets, showers, a very small store, and a very small bar (Basically cold beer) during open hours. While there is a small boat launch here, the place is really not busy. The 8 mile bumpy gravel road, off the main highway, tends to deter many, and anyone with an expensive boat and trailer.

We kick off our trip here with a communal campfire and socializing.

At sunrise we are up for a quick breakfast, break camp, and on the water.

The first days paddle is about 13 miles.

The actual first night off the trip, after paddling for the day, is camping on the California shore. At a "boat in" camp named 4S. This is a remote site, mostly boat access only, that offers picnic tables, sun shade structures and pit toilets. There is no potable water available. You have to pack out all your waste. This is first come first served.

The trips second day paddle is about 7 miles.

The trips second nights camp is at Picacho State Park, again on the California side. There are several group sites near the boat ramp. Nice pit toilets, and a central potable water faucet at each group site. There are also garbage/waste cans. With a short walk to the multiple single site camping area there are solar showers. They even work in the winter months.

Picacho is an old mining and Colorado river landing community. There is much to walk around and explore. Though structures are long gone.

The third days paddle is about 12 miles.

The third and final day of the trip ends at Fishers Landing on the Arizona side. This is a popular location for boaters, jet skiers, and summertime water fun. There is a place to camp, a boat launch/marina, and a popular bar/grill that sits near the water at the marina. After 3 days on the water you find that grill serves the best burgers around.

This takes multiple vehicles or outfitter services to coordinate put in and take out. Road miles around are close to 80 miles and you better figure at a minimum of 2 hours driving. There is a border patrol check point in the route you must pass through too.

I normally drop my personal vehicle at the take out. Get picked up by the outfitter that has a multi boat trailer. I often use my own personal kayak. I have also opted to solo paddle one of the outfitters canoes on several trips.

I get picked up at the take out, transfer my kayak. Get shuttled to the put in. Then set up camp at Walters camp to enjoy socializing the evening before the actual trip.
theyakpacker 4 06-16-2018 11:46 AM
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