Parent/Child Canoe Trip, 2 days down the Colorado River in Utah

  • July 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • NPS

Parent/Child Canoe Trip, 2 days down the Colorado River in Utah

 


Bring your child to experience the trip of a lifetime!

This portion of the Colorado River is particularly suited for newcomers to river camping and to groups who desire a very laid back pace.
Canoe 20 miles down the Colorado River. This trip is on flat water (no rapids). We will paddle down river, hike, swim, fish or just cool off and camp along the way. On one of the days we will hike to spectacular Corona Arch along the River.

The twisting, looping river winds its way between sheer, colorful sandstone walls, hundreds of feet high.  Vast canyon systems and water channels branch in all directions, inviting hiking and exploring, as well as providing excellent camping.

Itinerary

You can leave Orange County when you want. You can make the trip as long or short as you want . Many places to stop and visit on the way there (Zion , Bryce, Grand Canyon , ect .)

Meet in Moab Utah Wed. July 10 (Drive is approx. 12 hours if you do it in one day). We can carpool from Orange County area or you can arrange your own transportation and we will meet in Moab. We will be staying at a house just outside of town with a local fishing pond. We put on the River on Thurs 7/11 and come off the River on Friday 7/12. Leave for home or other places you would like to see on Sun. 7/14


Cost

$99.00 per person, Includes cost of canoe rental and 2 or 3 nights lodging at a private home with local fishing pond and food on the River. We will do community cooking.

Deposit

$25.00 per person deposit required to secure spot, non-refundable.

DON'T SIGN UP UNLESS YOU ARE SURE YOU WILL BE GOING. WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

FOOD
Breakfast – will be quick meals, i.e., oatmeal, granola, dry fruit, packaged juices, bagels
Lunches – Sandwiches, crackers, fruit
Dinner – evening meals will be hot (social cooking!!)
Drinks – water, juice, “Kool-aid mix”, coffee, tea
NOTE: YOU WILL NEED 1-GALLON OF WATER PER DAY PER PERSON. PLAN ON BRINGING SUITABLE CONTAINERS TO FILL IN MOAB. 1 OR 2-GALLON PLASTIC JUGS WORK BEST FOR STORAGE IN THE BOATS. NO GLASS PLEASE.
Snacks – you will need to bring your own snacks (nothing in “group” coolers!) for your personal consumption during the day. We recommend trail mix, dry fruit, candy, crackers, beef stick, jerky, etc.


Clothing
Weather is always an unknown factor but August is usually very hot– we recommend “2-season” clothing, i.e., quick-drying shorts, t-shirts and long pants/sweatshirt. Rain is always a possibility.
Water sandals or shoes, Hiking shoes or boots
Swimsuit or water shorts, Hat (sun protection)
Gloves (for paddling), Rain Gear (it will rain)
PERSONAL ITEMS
Sunglasses, DEET (Bug Repellant), Sun Screen Lotion, chapstick, Hand Lotion, Towel, Toiletries & personal med’s (biodegradable soap & shampoo – it’s river bathing!!)
GEAR
Tent, Rain fly and Ground cloth, Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Flashlight
Eating Utensils, Plate, Bowl, Drinking Mug,
Personal Water Bottle , Dry Bag suggested for sleeping bag and clothes,etc.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS
Contact Marc Grossman[masked]

 

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  • Marc G

    Can we get together to meet at Carrows Restaurant (2810 E Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92869) Sun 6/16 at 5pm. We can work out the carpooling and other trip details. Let me know. Please email me your phone # or call me if you cannot make it so we can update you.

    Let me know your situation

    Marc[masked]

    June 11, 2013

  • Christine

    Hey Marc,
    I'm actually leaving SoCal this week to go to Utah for a month so I'll be commuting from there for the trip, however, I'll need trip info and if we're joining forces to bring other things like food or supplies let me know so that I can contribute as well.
    I was wondering also if I could bring two of my children ages 6 and 8. Would that be possible?
    And lastly, about our deposit money. What are the different ways that I can pay? Thanks. My number is[masked]
    Christine McCollum

    June 9, 2013

  • Marc G

    Hi All
    We should get together soon to figure out carpooling and trip info. We could have dinner or drinks somewhere . I will need phone contact numbers.
    Marc [masked]

    June 8, 2013

  • Steve

    Sorry, I can't come. I don't have young children anymore. Besides, I have a class that lasts until 7/26.

    June 6, 2013

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