Lower Colorado River in Feb
Posted by: ppine on Sep-17-12 4:45 PM (EST)
I have thought about paddling in the winter down in the desert country for a long time. My brother has been in South America for many months and is coming home in awhile. Has anyone paddled from Blythe to Yuma? Is it difficult to avoid the powerboats? I am always leery about trips around people from california. Thanks.
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Posted by: GlenL on Sep-22-12 10:54 AM (EST)
It's 76 miles from Blythe to Imperial dam & approx 18 more to Yuma. I've paddled the 1st 35 miles to Walters camp 2x & would only go again if desparate to wet my paddle in otherwise very dry country. The CA side is continuous farmland. AZ side is wilder but the river is channelized & banks are continuous rip-rap. Haven't paddled miles #36-62 by Picacho Rec area on Ca side but hear it's more scenic than upriver. Next section down to Imperial dam @ mile #76 is scenic. River is much reduced below Imp dam w/ lots of development as you approach Yuma.
Posted by: ppine on Sep-24-12 10:57 AM (EST)
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Posted by: ppine on Mar-11-13 12:50 PM (EST)
I just teturned from 2 weeks in the desert and a week on the Colorado R. The weather was cooler than usual with hard frost and wind.