Power Rd and McDowell Rd, Mesa, AZ
Important Consideration: Water level lower then normal at this time of year, so we will have to wait and see. If the water is too slow, then we can go upriver instead, at least see how far we can get to Phon D...
We will be paddling the section from Saguaro Lake Ranch to Granite Reef. Saguaro Lake Ranch gives us a launch at the beautiful canyon walled section that most people do not see, with an estimated float time of 3 hours, try to be off the water at 10:30 before it is too hot. We have a special $5 rate for Paddle Arizona by the owners of the ranch; $5 dollars per person, no extra parking rate. Tonto Pass is $6 per car if you leave your car at Granite Reef to help with the shuttle. Folks parked at the Ranch should give a few dollars to the drivers of the shuttle parked at Granite Reef to cover the Tonto Pass fee.
We will first meet at the Shell gas station at 6:30 to organize the shuttle, and minimize the number of vehicles we will need to use. Tonto passes are available there. We will decide at this time who will be parking at the Saguaro Lake Ranch, and who will be parking at Granite Reef. We can share the costs of the Tonto passes. Please bring the $5 case for the Saguaro Lake Ranch launch. We will likely launch boats by 7:15, so if you are late you can meet us at the ranch, or even put in at Water Users park a bit later for a shorter trip.
Tonto Pass is $6 per car if you leave your car at Granite Reef.
And please refer to our safety rules.
Float time is going to be around 4 hours so plenty of water and munchies and sun protection.
We will either go to Famous Daves at Riverview Mall (Dobson & 202) or Red, White, and Brew on Power and McDowell for lunch.
0 · April 24, 2013