YOU MUST ALREADY KNOW HOW TO KAYAK. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER TRIP AND THERE WILL NOT BE ANY KAYAK INSTRUCTION. (You will have to supply and transport your own SIT INSIDE KAYAK or borrow a kayak. We are not renting kayaks.) You may BACKPACK in from the highway and see if someone will let you use their kayak to visit the other hot springs along the water. (There is one hot spring within walking distance of our usual camping area.) I'm organizing and combining the Arizona and California groups for this adventure too.
$40.00 deposit to hold your spot - refundable ONLY AT CAMPSITE or event is cancelled! Mail payment to: Andrea Zelones, 8879 Keremeos Way, San Diego, CA 92126 or paypal at [masked]. You are not confirmed until I receive your deposit.
START/FINISH APPROX TIMES: The kayaking portion of the trip starts March 3rd at 7:00 a.m. and ends at Willow Beach on March 6th around 5:00 p.m. Most likely we will not be home until Sunday evening possibly very early a.m. Monday.
GETTING THERE: We will head to Boulder City, Nevada on Wednesday evening March 2 (approx. 5 hour drive) and camp just outside of Willow Beach or a hotel. DO NOT SLEEP IN YOUR CAR OR TENT AT WILLOW BEACH-THEY PATROL AND MAY TICKET YOU. I will be staying at the hotel/casino (approx $10/ea if you share a room). We will be on the water Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 a.m. (CALIFORNIA TIME) to kayak upstream to the Arizona Hot Springs Campground where we will setup camp.
Directions from Southern California:
Travel North on I-15 to Barstow, CA. Merge onto I-40 to Kingman, AZ. Take US-93 North and travel 56 miles. Turn left onto Willow Beach Road. Follow the signs and drive 4 miles down to the marina.
There is no fee for camping or for parking for this trip.
ITINERARY: Hike to the hot springs that are within a few minutes hike of our camping area and relax Thursday after setting up camp. On Friday, March 4th we'll get up and paddle out around 9:00 a.m. up to visit the Hoover dam, kayak back to the sauna cave, and hike, boulder hop, climb ropes, and wade through hot springs until we get to the hot springs where we'll relax again then kayak back to camp for dinner. On Saturday, March 5th, we'll determine what canyons we missed and hike & relax once again in the hot springs. On Sunday we'll pack up and visit more hot springs before heading back to our cars in Willow Beach. There are a great deal of trails to explore, places to kayak, peaks to climb, hot springs to soak in, etc...This schedule may change a bit.
Hotel for Thursday, March 2nd: Hacienda Hotel…48 hour notice = approx $10 per person (shared) NON-REFUNDABLE RATE
Address: Hacienda Hotel & Casino, Highway 93, Boulder City, NV
CARPOOLS: We will discuss carpools from San Diego at a later time.
If you have any questions, email me at [masked]
Happy Adventures! Andrea
By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following:
This event can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event.
Each attendee is attending at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.
You must fully understand that attending these events involves risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death. Fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages. Hereby release from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the members of this group. I have read this agreement, I fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by attending and have attended freely and without inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.