|when||Trip Report : July 21, 2021|
This will be the first official Arizona Trailblazers kayaking trip on Willow Springs Lake,
one of the most popular and accessible of the seven Rim Lakes on the Mogollon Rim.
Willow Springs Lake is a beautiful canyon-bound lake, surrounded by a dense forest
of Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, oak, and aspen, providing plentiful shade all around
the lake’s perimeter.
Hopefully, we will spot some of the lake’s wildlife, mostly waterfowl, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the bald eagles and ospreys that have been nesting next to the lake’s shoreline for years.
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 paddling back to the launch ramp.
• At least 2 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||about 5 miles|
|time||4-5 hours, depending on how many times we stop|
|EC||no elevation change|
|starting at||Main launch ramp.|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||9:00 AM at the launch ramp at the end of the main road.|
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