The suggested skill set for this trip I would describe as skilled strong paddlers with experience at packing your kayak with just enough equipment, food and water necessary to survive 3 days on the river. At times it can get windy in this area and you may have to paddle through it. Depending on the weather the nights could still be chilly so plan on a sleeping bag and tent as part of your camping gear. Prior to this trip you should have had at least 3 days equipment in your kayak, know how it fits and more importantly how it floats. Smaller water tight bags, 19 liter or smaller type size are much better than larger bags. Please be aware you will need to be self contained, as in, if you need it, you will need to make sure it fits in your kayak, Once you commit to the river there are no stores or pickup until the end at Fishers Landing. There will be Raccoons in the camp sites !! If you have never experienced these critters the are crafty and will steal your food so plan on securing your food.
** This is my summary of expected skill level if you have concerns about the above expectations please email me and lets talk. ***
Disclaimer & Assumption of Risk/Liability:
Paddling, like all sports have inherent risks and dangers. All paddlers (on behalf of him/her self and his/her minor children) are responsible for their own safety during Paddle Arizona floats, voluntarily accepts any and all risks of injury, harm, medical conditions, or property damage, assumes all liabilities, and waives any and all damages against Paddle Arizona (including its organizers, hosts, and members).
Fishers Landing Web Site: http://www.fisherslandingresort.com/Pages/default.aspx
We are meeting at Fishers Landing Friday morning Show up time is 8:00am with a hard departure time of 9:00am sharp! Remember this is about a 3 to 4 hour drive from Phoenix depending on where you live. We will be shuttled up from Fishers Landing, to "Walters Camp" this is about a 2 1/2 hour shuttle. For those wanting to drive up Thursday night camping is available in the open area across from Fishers Landing, there is a rest room available behind the Bar/Restaurant the fee for this camp area is $5.00 payable at the Fishers Landing Store or Restaurant.
I was able to secure a great rate with the outfitter for this trip so the total per person cost of this trip will be $55. This includes the shuttle cost, launch fee at Walters Camp and $5 per camp site. I will collect the fees up front Friday morning at Fishers landing.
Friday - Day 1 Depart Fishers Landing NLT 9:00am We need to be in the water and paddling down the river from Walters Camp NLT than noon.
* Paddle from Walters Camp (Mile Marker 34 1/2) to 4-S campground (Mile Marker 48 1/4) About 15 Miles * This is about a 5 hour paddle. We have to clear the Wildlife area so this will be a tough first day.
4 S is a fee campground it is a large camping area with fire rings, picnic tables and toilets (No trash service or water at this site)
Saturday Day 2 Depart Camp 4-S to Picacho (Mile Marker 56) About 8 Miles. We will take our time and do some exploring along the way....
Picacho is considered an improved campground with toilets, trash service, drinkable running water and solar showers.
Sunday Day 3 Picacho Campground to Fishers Landing (Mile Marker 68 3/4) About 10 Miles
Because of logistics and planning this is a limited spot event so be fair to others and please post only if you are sure you can make this event and cancel ASAP if life happens and you can't make it.
Please visit and print this map if possible.
We are stating on Guide Map 5, page 9 and will take out at Guide Map 10, Page 14