Rescheduled. The new California Crossing dam with new boat ramps is finally finished! We will celebrate this new paddler friendly launch site, and the advent of spring, by taking a 2 tiered trip that will start out a The Trinity River Kayak Co. http://www.trinityriverkayak.com/ on Sandy Lake Rd, paddle to Sam Houston Park, (aprox 5 miles) stop for lunch (and to let any worn out paddlers catch the shuttle), then, for those up to the challenge of another 6 miles, continue on to the California Crossing Dam with its brand new boat ramps. The Trinity River kayak Co. will supply a shuttle to bring everyone back to their shop where we will be able to enjoy their campfire and have dinner off the grill.
This trip is designed for beginner to advanced paddlers. Boat rentals are available for anyone who does not have a boat or who just wants to try a different boat. Shuttle $15 Boat rental (shuttle included) $36 You can pay in advance to Trinity River Kayak Co. or pay when you arrive, but Jeff would like an idea of how many boats may be needed and how many people he will be shuttling. This is a custom trip, built just for us, not one of the trips normally available to customers, at a special price for our meetup group.
When you RSVP please let me know if you plan to do the entire trip, or think you will want to stop at Sam Houston. We will, of course, let anyone who is tired take the shuttle back from Sam Houston.
We will meet at 10AM behind the shop at TRKC. Plan to be in the water by 10:30.
Bring: Lunch, (or buy one at the shop before we go) Plenty of water, sunscreen, (even in spring the sun can cause burns). A change of clothes in case you get wet. Jeff Varnell and the folks at TRKC will have the grill running for hot dogs and hamburgers after the trip. If you are bringing your own boat and equipment remember that PFD’s are required for everyone.