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San Marcos River, Sat 8/16(8:30am Taco Cab) Lions Tubes to River Retreat

Kayak the upper San Marcos River before the Environmental Disaster Twin Tube Fests (CR101-Cool River/Don's Fish Camp/Texas State Tubes takeout) over Labor Day Weekend.
Meet at Taco Cabana Sat 8:30am, organized shuttle rolling by 8:50am (you're on your own if late). Bring CASH in small bills for takeout $2/person. Must have PFD extremely handy for use (strongly encouraged to wear it) and capable of paddling 6+ miles competently. This is NOT an absolute beginner trip. Small Cl 1+ rapids, portage several dams, and very windy small river. Snack lunch at Cummings Dam, sharing good treats is encouraged, bad treats not. Bring watershoes, paddling gloves, sun hat, plenty of cool water(hydrate-hydrate) and sport sunscreen.

Limited to 16 people. TG Canoe Livery,[masked], does rentals and its shuttle - you must prearrange that if you want to cast off at Lions Tuber put-in with us by 9:45a (or you're on your own). Many tubers in river for last 1/2 mile. Encourage them to "please use your trash bags".

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  • Jim R.

    Catch you next time. Big weekend for Chronicle photos.
    It will be a small group with a couple great kayaking dogs. Low 127cfs flow. NOrmally 150+flow.
    Its now or never

    August 15, 2014

  • Jana B

    I'm gonna cancel, I'm sad to say. Work work work.

    August 15, 2014

  • Mark R.

    I want to go, I have my gear. Need to confirm if I can make it first though.

    August 14, 2014

  • Bryan S.

    Sorry to miss this one - will be camping on the beach at North Padre Island with my wife and son.

    August 14, 2014

  • Steve R.

    There will be way too many people there ! Very crowded I would think !!!!!!

    August 14, 2014

    • Jim R.

      Early in the day, so we miss the masses. There will be many after their CR101 put-in for 1/2 mile, but it won't be bank-to-bank and they should be sober still.

      August 14, 2014

    • Jim R.

      Last chance to see it before its destroyed by TWO TUBING FESTIVALS, 20,000+ tubers, over 4-day Labor Day Weekend.

      August 14, 2014

  • Gail T.

    So sorry I won't be able to make this trip...see y'all next time have a great run down the San Marcos!

    August 14, 2014

  • connie b.

    Sorry to miss out on this paddle.

    August 14, 2014

  • Jim R.

    Taco Cabana
    135 Long St. , San Marcos, TX, 8:30am Sat

    August 14, 2014

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