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Did you know that Saturday night a woman jumped from the Memorial Bridge? Making it the first suicide on the Hoover dam bypass new bridge. It was just a day after we all visited and commented how easy it would be to commit suicide. Her body was found on Sunday, same day we all kayaked down the river... If you want to read about it here is the local news info link: newshttp://www.lasvegassun.com/news...
0 · April 10, 2012
The kayaking portion was definitely the highlight of the trip. The weather and temperature was perfect with no wind at all. The river was like a mirror at times. We had a great group of people and had a lot of fun kayaking, hiking/rock scrambling, and soaking in hot springs. We set up camp and enjoyed each other's company having dinner and soaking in more hot springs at night. Definitely a trip to remember. A special thanks to Lei for assisting me with the organizing and taking the Canoe. You made a huge difference. Also, thanks to Jay for assisting with the second launch and taking the Canoe the 2nd day. Great meeting some new people which I hope to see more of.
0 · April 10, 2012
What a trip! Got so much out of it and a permanent scar to remember it by. Stein and Lei you two are the best leadership combo. Equally great is the group. I would not hesitate to go on other trips with any of you. A 1000 thank-yous Rich for putting up with me. I hope I haven't burnt the bridge ;-). Many hairy spots to hot springs; am glad that we are done without incidents. Ian thank u for putting up with us adults. U were amazing, doing what you've done.
0 · April 9, 2012
Thank you, Stein and Lei, for organizing and leading this amazing trip. Wow, we did so many cool things that my head is still spinning. I hope to be able to participate in many more of your future trips/adventures. Thanks again!
0 · April 8, 2012
We are at the kayak shack and it appears luggage space is very limited. Just a warning that if you have any choices, pack light. Night time temperatures will be near 60 so you wouldn't need the 0 degree sleeping bags etc. Carry less if possible and bring some large trash bags for gear in case you can't fit everything inside dry bags. Stein will send an email later but this is just a heads up in case you are leaving this afternoon.
0 · April 5, 2012
FYI: Las Palmas Mariachi Restaurant in Vegas (east of 15 on Sahara Ave by Maryland Pkwy) has free salsa dancing lesson every thursday night (7pm beginner/intermediate followed by advance class and then social dancing with DJ music).
Taught by two guys from Vegas Salsa dancing meetup. Several Vegas meetup groups (including a hiking meetup) are there to learn salsa every Thursday night. there's no need to bring a partner.
1 · March 31, 2012
(1) 6-person North Face Tent
(1) 2-burner Coleman propane stove w/propane
(2) extra blow-up pool rafts for sleeping bag mattresses
Earplugs (if you need them)
I don't care who shares the tent (men/women) -- we can squeeze in 4 more, or 2-3 comfortably. I'm traveling with my pretty cool 12-year old son who is adult & outdoor savvy (otherwise he'd be staying home :-)
0 · March 30, 2012
Hey All... Greatly look forward to the trip. Will be leaving from San Fernando Valley on Thursday evening, and may have room for 2 more.
I am taking the following gear -- please let me know if you would like to share anything (and/or could help carry something you'd like to share on your kayak). Looked at the cost of renting a backpacking tent and stove, for the convenience, but it's crazy when we have stuff already. Am sharing a kayak with my son, so a little tight on space...
0 · March 30, 2012
Thats cool Beto, but am I confirmed for the room??
Also if anyone needs a ride from me I'm going to leave on Friday at around 5 from Calabasas. If anyone is near the area or the route Let me know and we can car pool Or if anyone has extra space in their car and will be leaving around 5pm time let me know as well!
0 · March 28, 2012
Our outfitter is Desert Adventures (http://www.kayaklasvegas.com) We used them last time and they did a great job. You can read more about what to bring, suggestions etc on their web site. Just keep mind that most of the information there is based on tours. We're not doing a tour, we're doing a self guided trip.
1 · March 28, 2012
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: The $17 launch fee is not refundable if you are registered with the park service, while the $83 kayak rental (& expenses) fee is refundable up until 2 weeks prior to the trip. After that, someone else would need to take your spot for you to get a refund.
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.