|when||Trip Report : August 25, 2021|
This will be the first official Arizona Trailblazers kayaking trip on Black Canyon Lake, one
of the more popular and accessible of the seven Rim Lakes on the Mogollon Rim.
Black Canyon Lake is a beautiful canyon-bound lake, surrounded by a dense forest of
Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, oak, and aspen, providing plentiful shade around most of
the lake’s perimeter.
Hopefully, we’ll spot some of the lake’s wildlife, mostly waterfowl, a few Bald Eagles and Ospreys, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of one or two herds of wild horses that are often seen running through the area and stopping at the lake for water. Black Canyon Lake is located within the Heber Wild Horse Territory.
From the launch ramp, we’ll start paddling clockwise around the lake, checking out some of the coves and inlets all around the lake. At some point we’ll beach our kayaks at a suitable site and get out for a lunch and rest break in the shade, before continuing on and eventually paddling back to the launch ramp.
• At least 2 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||4 to 5 miles|
|time||4 to 5 hours, depending on how many times we stop|
|EC||no elevation change|
|type||Loop kayak around the lake.|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||No fees for lake use. Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||9:00 AM at the Black Canyon Lake launch ramp & parking area.|
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