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Paddle up the Lower Pecos towards Deadman's Canyon (Cancelled)

When:
Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Where:
Underneath the Pecos River bridge over US Hwy 90 about 10 miles west of Comstock in Val Verde County
TX  
Contact:
Karen R Newcomb
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Participation is subject to approval of the Trip Leaders.
Capacity:
12
Available Slots:
7
No Fee
No Fee
This will be about an 8 mile round-trip Level 2 paddle on Lake Amistad in the flooded Pecos RIver canyon, to a turnaround point of our choosing to return us ot eh pout-in by 2:30 - 3:00 PM. We will put in under the Hwy 90 bridge over the Pecos River, paddle north in the Pecos canyon, find a place to get out and have lunch, and return. There are not many easy get-outs.

Participation is subject to approval of the Trip Leaders.  This trip is not intended to be long, but is subject to canyon winds, in a very remote location. Paddlers must be prepared with at least a half gallon of water per person, warm dry clothing in a dry bag in a hatch, extra food in addition to lunch, sunscreen, hat, rain gear, and an extra pair of shoes suitable for rough walking. Due to the inaccessibility, paddlers should be able to complete the 8 miles without undue strain. 

We will have an Emergency Initiator on top of the plateau in case we are delayed in the canyon, whose name and phone number will be added here and how will know how to contact emergency help. 

Carry your passport with you if you have one, but at least a current government-issued ID.

If weather forces postponement of this trip, we will try to do it on Monday February 25 or Tuesday February 26.


Plan to arrive at the put-in by 8:30 AM so we can be on the water by 9:00 AM
Latitude 29°42'16.73"N     Longitude 101°21'36.07"W

Pecos High Bridge 
Pecos High Bridge


HASKers in Deadman's Canyon on a non-HASK trip in 2011
In Deadman


Hazards: Wind, heat, cold, dehydration, snakes, gallstones, thunderstorms, international border



Trip Leader Karen Newcomb
Trip Assistants Pat Cox
Trip Rating*
Ready to Launch at 8:30 AM
Duration (hours) 5 hours
Paddling Miles 8 miles
Emergency Initiator  Carl Kuhnen 713-444-3315
Emergency Phone #s
Seminole Canyon State Park
Hwy 90 W      Park Road 67
Comstock, Tx 78837  432-292-4464

Val Verde County Sheriff's Office
Del Rio, Tx   830-774-7513
Comstock, Tx   432-292-4525

Comstock Border Patrol 
Comstock, Tx    432-292-4600

Latest Expected Return 5:00 PM
Auto Description/Lic # Teal Honda CRV FWC 6215
Distance from Houston 390

 

* Trip ratings are only a  guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.

This is an ACA sanctioned event.   All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. 

Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully.  You give up substantial rights when you sign it.

  • Add Smartwaiver with email address “noreply@smartwaiver.com” to your address book to ensure emails do not go to junk/spam.
  • Select a link below to complete the online waiver. 

   ACA-HASK Adult Waiver ACA-HASK Minor Waiver

  • Respond to the “Confirm your E-Signature” email from ACA / HASK to confirm your email address.  Wavier is now complete and valid.
  • You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in. 

Guests – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips.  HASK will cover the $5 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.