*2018 50 Mile Canoe Trek

August 4th (9am) - 8th (~11pm).  Trip of a Lifetime!!

Meet at the church, 9am, Saturday August 4th.  Yellow cards, cash for food on the road, class B troop shirt.  Personal gear must be in duffel bags so it can be transferred to/from the dry bags we are renting from the canoe company.  No large backpacks - we won't have space in the cars.

We'll be putting the canoes in just below the Hoover Dam, and canoe through Black Canyon, into Lake Mohave, and will end at Cottonwood Cove.  This is a High adventure trip through the Nevada and Arizona desert wilderness, all participants must pass the Swim Test and have parts A/B/C Medical forms.

No first-year Scouts allowed. (Sorry, this is a high adventure trip in a remote backcountry, not to be underestimated)  

The estimated cost for this trip is about $205each for the River Permit, Canoe/paddle/lifejacket rental, 580 miles of vehicle gas, and food for the week.  15yrs old and younger have a $10 discount on the permit.  Dry bag rentals if you don't own one are about $5 each.  We'll fine-tune the cost once we get this year's rental fees and the patrol menus will determine the food costs.

Sign up here

Rough camping locations:  Pre-night camp at Lake Mead to get the morning launch slot.  River camps will be near Burro Wash (Nevada), near Fire Mountain Cove on an island (Nevada), and near Owl Point (Arizona).  Basically paddle and explore all day, and whenever we find a beach or cove in the evening that looks good we pull off the river for the night.  On the last river trip the oldest Scouts were paired with the younger group Scouts to balance the paddle speed and endurance.

                           [T609 Colorado River Canoe Trek 2016]
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