|when||Trip Report : February 10, 2021|
|where||Butcher Jones Beach|
This will be the first in what will hopefully become a regular series of monthly kayaking
day trips for the Arizona Trailblazers. At some point we may also start planning an
occasional car-camping trip that combines both kayaking and hiking. We will plan and
learn as we go with this newest addition to the club’s schedule.
This first Arizona Trailblazers kayaking trip will be at Saguaro Lake. We will meet at Butcher Jones Beach, reached from Bush Highway (driving directions below), and launch our kayaks off the beach. From there we’ll start paddling clockwise around the lake, keeping close to the shoreline.
We’ll plan on pulling in to shore from time to time as people get tired of paddling and probably stop on shore for a lunch break around 11:30 or so.
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Life jacket
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||Probably 5 to 6 miles of kayaking.|
|time||3 to 5 hours, with rest breaks, lunch stop, and photo ops.|
|starting at||Butcher Jones Beach|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||You will need either a Tonto Pass or
a Senior Pass to park in the Butcher Jones lot.
Be sure to display your pass on a hang tag or place it on your dashboard.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||9:00 AM at Butcher Jones Beach parking lot.|
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