Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Canyon Lake Kayaking
when Wednesday, April 14, 2021
where Canyon Lake
the kayak     This will be the third 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 with hiking. We will plan and learn as we go with this newest addition to the club’s schedule.
    This third Arizona Trailblazers kayaking trip will be at Canyon Lake. We will meet at the Acacia Picnic Site and launch our kayaks off the beach. From there we’ll start paddling north on the lake to Russ Cove, Bass Creek, and The Point Campground, keeping close to the shoreline.
    We’ll plan on pulling in to shore from time to time as people get tired of paddling and plan on stopping at a shady shore area for a lunch break around 11:30 or so.
    Please be advised that we may have to postpone this trip due to unfavorable weather conditions, especially high winds on the lake.
NOTE: This trip will be limited to the first ten people who sign up.
Required:
•  At least 1 liter of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
Recommended:
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
distance 5 to 6 miles of kayaking.
time 4-5 hours, with rest breaks, a lunch stop, and photo ops.
EC none
elevations 1,660 feet.
type round trip
starting at Acacia Picnic Site
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost You will need either a Tonto Pass, Senior Pass, National Parks Pass, or America the Beautiful Pass to park in the parking lot at the Acacia Picnic Site.
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.
weather Apache Junction
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 8:00 AM at the Acacia Picnic Site.
drive
•  Take US 60 east to Idaho Road.
Take Idaho Road north to the Apache Trail (SR 88). Turn right onto the Apache Trail.
Take the Apache Trail to Canyon Lake and make a left turn at the Acacia Picnic Site. If you pass the Palo Verde Boating Site, you have gone too far.
We’ll launch our kayaks at the beach at the Acacia Picnic Site and park our vehicles in the parking lot.
Restrooms are located nearby.

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