Friends of Nevada Wilderness is joining Outdoor Afro and REI to paddle and steward a section of the Black Canyon National Water Trail!
We will spend the day paddling two-person kayaks from Hoover Dam to Willow Beach, stopping to pull invasive tamarisk tree saplings along the way. We'll take time to sightsee, learn about the area, and have a great time on the water with our partners from the National Park Service, Outdoor Afro, and REI!
If you're joining us on the trip, welcome! Here are some quick answers to some common questions that you may find useful:
What Should I Bring? You'll want to bring WATER - about 3 liters (3/4 gallon) per person. The river is wet, but it's not great to drink from without a filter. If you have a filter, bring it! The more water the merrier..er.. less thirstier? The more water, the better. Lunch! Make sure to pack a lunch for yourself, and some snacks! A hat, and Sunscreen! The sun will be blazing by June 24, just 2 days after the Summer Solstice. You'll want some shade, and the Canyon won't provide any.
What Will Be Doing? Mainly we'll be having a blast floating and paddling the cool Colorado River in our tandem kayaks. We'll stop at at least one side canyon to pull up tamarisk sprouts along the way, and a couple more to eat lunch and/or explore. We'll visit Emerald Cove and see a few hot springs along the way. We'll disembark at the beach at Willow Cove about 10 miles later in Arizona, and take a van back to our vehicles.
If you would like more information about group or corporate service outings with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, please contact Peter Sbraccia at [email protected]
If you are attending this trip and have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]