Posted by: abc on Sep-06-13 10:24 PM (EST) Category: Destinations
-- Last Updated: Sep-06-13 11:01 PM EST --
I have a weeks of vacation I need to use before the end of the year.
But I broke my collarbone 2 weeks ago so I'm out of commission till late October. According to the doc, I should be "back to normal" no later than mid-November.
That means Thanksgiving to Christmas time frame.
By that time, much of northeast water will be freezing cold. Where would my options be?
Places I heard of and contemplating:
1) Southwest: Black Canyon of Colorado below Hoover Dam. Camp along the river, soak in hot springs, paddle leasurely. But it's really a 3-4 day trip at most. Are there other interesting paddling nearby? I vaguely recall there's some interesting marshes a bit further down river but forgot any detail at all.
Q: Is this a good destinnation for Thanksgive? I heard it can get cold by Christmas time. Anyone know? Would it be crowded during the holiday week?
Also, where nearby can I rent a decent touring kayak (hatches for camping gears)
2) Southern (Central?) California: San Diego and LA shore. Not sure what the weather and water temperature is like.
3) Southeast: The mangrove of Geogia looks interesting. But I don't know much detail. Is there enough paddling for a week? Florida Everglades is well known. But I'm a little worried about allegators (I'll probably be on my own)
Any other places I haven't thought of that would be good?
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Mangrove of Georgia? |
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-06-13 10:53 PM (EST)
Here since '74 and haven't seen any yet.
Posted by: seadart on Sep-06-13 11:00 PM (EST)
Lower Colorado trip|
Posted by: abc on Sep-07-13 11:24 AM (EST)
"The lower colorado trip would be fun that time of year. Aqua Adventures may have a trip planned, In San Diego check out Aqua Adventures for rentals and check their website for planned trips."
Sea of Cortez |
Posted by: seadart on Sep-07-13 1:22 PM (EST)
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Sep-07-13 2:00 PM (EST)
Seadart meant "check out Topock Gorge, I think.
Posted by: abc on Sep-07-13 2:38 PM (EST)
There are some impounded lakes |
Posted by: seadart on Sep-07-13 4:16 PM (EST)
but on the river sections the water can run 3 -4 kts.
if its warm and swampy|
Posted by: radiomix on Sep-06-13 11:06 PM (EST)
There are gators. They aren't looking to eat you.
Posted by: BobbyinBryan on Sep-07-13 4:50 PM (EST)
How about Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina or southwest Virginia?
Posted by: abc on Sep-07-13 6:32 PM (EST)
Thanksgiving isn't really "fall paddling". It's close to winter in many of those places.
Go for the Everglades|
Posted by: jackl on Sep-07-13 6:47 PM (EST)
Don't worry about the gators. Thry are more afraid of you then you are of them.