Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,818
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Kayak Rally--Lake Powell 2012

I'm reposting some graphics from the kayak and Airstreams thread to get this rally started as a separate thread.

Anyone interested in a small Airstream/kayak rally at Lake Powell next year? The boondock area in the first photos above has room for 5-6 campsites within 300 yards of each other, and has a reasonable view of the Wahweap arm of the lake. We're parked at point 1, which is about 1/4 mile off the highway.

Click image for larger version

Name:	wahweap camp.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	386.7 KB
ID:	143307

You can't camp overnight at the Antelope Marina, but you can park for free for 14 days and camp just across the lake on the nearby island. Presumably you could sleep in a tent on the island and then paddle back to your Airstream to eat and provision for another day of paddling. aS you can see here, you can park in full view from the island and can paddle directly to the shore near your parking spot, without having to go around the point to the marina launch ramp.

Click image for larger version

Name:	P1000007 parked at lake powell-s.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	93.3 KB
ID:	143309

Click image for larger version

Name:	antelope marina.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	171.8 KB
ID:	143308

Looking up from the narrow water between Antelope Marina parking area and Antelope Island.

Click image for larger version

Name:	38 P1040248.JPG
Views:	118
Size:	203.9 KB
ID:	143310

A small sandy beach about 1/3 of the way down the Antelope Canyon arm of the lake.

Click image for larger version

Name:	35 P1000019 2yaks lake powell-s.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	178.6 KB
ID:	143311

More to follow -- maps, lake info, proposed dates (right now I'm thinking to put it one side or the other of the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque--that would make it the last weekend in September or the second weekend in October, approximately).

Zep
__________________

Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
Zigidachs's Avatar
 
2011 30' Classic
West Linn , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 279
Images: 1
We're interested. Prefer to sleep in the AS though!!! At our ages, we've spent enough time in tents.

Thanks for the info on LP. It appears to be considerably more hospitable that Lake Shasta (water temps in the 50's) , which is closer to us.

Could we obtain an "group" rate at one of the nearby CG's?

Thanks again for starting this thread....will be interesting to see where it leads.

Zigi
__________________

__________________
Zigidachs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,818
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Ziggy,

If you're "old" and have a Golden Eagle pass, I think the camping is $5 a night in the Lone Rock camping area. There is a dump station and fresh water available there. It's a great deal.

We have three options for camping--free at Antelope Marina (if you actually camp across the water), free in the dispersed camping on the south side of the highway (across from Wahweap), or really cheap inside Lone Rock. We'll see what the group would like to do.

One of the considerations at Antelope is that you can take your whole rig over there and those who don't want to kayak can "tailgate" and see if any of the kayakers provide entertainment.

Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 10:58 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
Zigidachs's Avatar
 
2011 30' Classic
West Linn , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 279
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeppelinium View Post
Ziggy,

If you're "old" and have a Golden Eagle pass, I think the camping is $5 a night in the Lone Rock camping area. There is a dump station and fresh water available there. It's a great deal.

We have three options for camping--free at Antelope Marina (if you actually camp across the water), free in the dispersed camping on the south side of the highway (across from Wahweap), or really cheap inside Lone Rock. We'll see what the group would like to do.

One of the considerations at Antelope is that you can take your whole rig over there and those who don't want to kayak can "tailgate" and see if any of the kayakers provide entertainment.

Zep
Easy there, big guy!!!

The definition of "old" is someone who is 15 years older than you are. Let's not talk about that one!

I'll do some more research. Keep me posted, please. Thanks. Zigi
__________________
Zigidachs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 09:12 AM   #5
INSANITY CENTRAL
 
doorgunner's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,083
Images: 35
how about early november?
other kayaking things in sept (Lake Tahoe Gang Paddle) and Nor Cal forum rally mid oct.
We can only do one "thing" a month due to our age and fixed income.
__________________
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 01:34 PM   #6
Sky
Classic 30
 
Sky's Avatar
 
Sum Wear , Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 536
Images: 6
When did you go Zep, mid October?
What were the air temps? I'll have a dog in the
trailer while paddling, unless its too hot.

September looks like it could be pretty warm

Average Weather for Page, AZ - Temperature and Precipitation

I don't care about water temp, I never tip
.
.
.
__________________
"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

2500HD DMax............30' Classic
__________________
Sky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 02:03 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar

 
2008 34' Classic S/O
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,137
We're interested in attending this one if we can work it into the schedule, and October would be best for us....sometime close to the Albuquerque Balloon rally would really be great.
__________________
Regards,
Steve

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." George Orwell

'08 34' SO, '12 Ram 2500 4X4, Big 6 cylinder sludge burner.
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
NicheVintage's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
The San Juan Islands , Washington
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 376
Images: 34
What a great idea Zep! Shawn and I would be interested in attending however we would possibly need to rent a kayak if we don't have our own by that time. We do like to stay in our AS at night as opposed to a tent but we are open.
__________________
WBCCI# 2578
Four Corners Unit

Our travel and resto blog:
http://web.me.com/tiffanydanley
NicheVintage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 03:38 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
Charlie M's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Las Vegas , Nevada
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 298
Zep; We don't own kayaks, but are interested in attending the rally. I'll watch it play out and if the rally site is something we want to handle we will be there. This past August we parked at Wahweap RV Park and took a day trip to Lone Rock, about 7 miles. We set up our Eazy-up in the water with chairs and cooler. Stayed cool (temps about 100 deg), did some snorkeling, fun fun. My GMC is 2 wheel drive and I almost got stuck, even after following the ranger's advice as to where to drive on the sand. I'm leary of taking the AS onto the sand beach. I agree with dates near the Balloon Fiesta. Probably Sept would be better for mild temps. Some photos of Lone Rock.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2011_08_17_1104.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	241.1 KB
ID:	143381   Click image for larger version

Name:	2011_08_17_1113.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	287.6 KB
ID:	143382  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2011_08_17_1114.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	429.7 KB
ID:	143383  
__________________
Charlie M - TAC NV-1
Charlie M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 10:09 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,818
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Rally Details

This post is intended to elicit ideas from all interested forum members. BTW, if you suddenly can’t find this thread, it may have been moved from this forum section to the “Rallies, other” section.

Regarding questions already asked:
  1. November weather is definitely doable from a paddling standpoint, but for beach time and wading, not so much. The final date will depend on the group inputs.
  2. Non-kayakers are welcome, but numbers may be limited if the selected camping area is limited. It would be good to have people in “camp” if most of the kayakers elect to do an overnight paddle out to a distant canyon.
  3. Kayak rentals are available locally.
  4. Pets are allowed on beaches.
  5. Only the NRA campgrounds (national recreation area, run by a commercial vendor, maybe KOA) are located near the lake. Dispersed camping is very close (just on the other side of highway 89). Unless you go to the formal campground at Wahweap (expensive! Not for me—you could camp there and join the group during the day for paddles), all camping will be “dry.” So really the only consideration is do you want to park the Airstreams close enough to the water that you don’t have to drive to get the kayaks in the water.
I’ve included two maps as attachments. Download them so you can open them at their native resolution, or you probably won’t be able to read them. The more detailed map names the lake’s features. The larger map has numbers that indicate attractions across the region (in case you want to think about a bigger trip than just the rally). If so, I recommend very strongly that you try to cover as much of the red-lined highway as possible. Here are the features:
1. The Wave (photo below). There is a very strict BLM lottery that allows access to this area.
Click image for larger version

Name:	The Wave.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	245.7 KB
ID:	143604

2. Antelope Canyon (photo below). A world famous slot canyon that is a commercial tour run by the Navajo.
Click image for larger version

Name:	slots.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	165.2 KB
ID:	143605

3. Lee’s Ferry. Not directly on any route I’ve depicted, but it’s the launch point for Colorado River raft trips and if you’re in the area in late summer, you can pick fruit at the historic Mormon farm. This is where the Paria River empties into the Colorado. About 10 miles west there is a “Y” in the canyon, the other one being Buckskin slot canyon. If you’re interested in hiking a slot canyon, it’s accessible from near the Wave--permit required.

4. Monument Valley. Enough said.

5. Goosenecks of the San Juan (photo below). There’s a state park here. You can see Monument Valley in the background.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Goosenecks.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	252.4 KB
ID:	143606

6. Valley of the Gods. There are many references on the web.

7. Muley overlook. You have to climb the Moki Dugway (photo below) to get here and all the signs say don’t do it if you are towing. I say that is a bit over cautious, but I take no responsibility if you do things I normally do. My Overlander and Caravel both went up it just fine. Once you get to this spot, you will be above the Goosenecks and have a great view of Monument Valley. It’s just a great spot all around, but it’s about 6 miles of “OK” dirt road.
Click image for larger version

Name:	moki dugway.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	240.5 KB
ID:	143607

8. Grand Gulch. Wilderness hiking and a few anasazi ruins. This is BLM land and you can boondock wherever you find a flat spot.

9. Comb Ridge. This geological feature is very prominent from the air. It’s like a long cracked spine, with anasazi ruins (photo below) in every second or third crack. The area west of the ridge is also full of ruins. More on that later, if you are interested (and willing to take an oath to tread lightly).
Click image for larger version

Name:	anaszi.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	296.3 KB
ID:	143608

10. Bridges NP. If you’re heading up the red-lined highway, you will cross the Colorado River at Hite Crossing, and can do some kayaking at that end of the lake, too. When the lake was much lower two years ago, this area was exposed and showed the accumulation of silt where the river normally entered the lake.

11. Goblin Valley. Mushroom-shaped sandstone, easy to get to and fun to wander around in.

12. Horseshoe Canyon. This is a small piece of Canyonlands NP. If you are interested in rock art (photo below), you need to see it. There are at least three major panels in the canyon, one of them over 100' long with 100+ figures. The Ghost Panel is just one of them. Leave your Airstream near Goblin Valley and cross 25 miles of dirt road to get there. It’s worth it.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ghost Panel.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	203.0 KB
ID:	143609

13. The Sinbad area of the San Rafael Swell. This whole area should be a NP (photo below). If you depart (or arrive) via this area, I can provide details of excellent boondocking locations and rock art.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sinbad Storm.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	130.5 KB
ID:	143611

20-21-22. Escalante, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion.For those who make the loop and don’t go up to Sinbad, this is an incredible trip through four NPs and other areas of note. In particular, the road across the mountain north of Boulder provides a spectacular view of Capitol Reef and Escalante, then when you go south out of Boulder you will be “thrilled” to be on the razor’s edge [road], where it’s essentially straight down on both sides (for about Ĺ mile).

14-15. North and South Rims, Grand Canyon. If you go out this direction, you can do one or the other, but not both. If you elect to see the North Rim, you will also cross the Navajo Bridge and pass right by Lee’s Ferry.

16. Wupatki. A very nice drive, which will also take you through Sunset Crater NM. If you liked Easy Rider you will recognize some of this road.

17. Canyon de Chelly (photo below). This is one way to the Balloon Fiesta. The White House ruin is worth the hike. You can jus see the tip of the front wall in this photo. The remainder of the canyon is also accessible, but only with a Navajo guide.
Click image for larger version

Name:	White House.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	139.6 KB
ID:	143610

18. Ship Rock. The other way to Albuquerque. I just love these chimneys, and this is a big one. You may notice the three volcanic dykes radiating out from it, and see other chimneys in the area.

19. Enchanted Trails RV Park. If the dates work out, this is where you queue up to do the Airstream parade into the Balloon Fiesta.

23…OK, I probably left something out…
No more posts from me for awhile. If I were a Jewish mother, I’d now say “talk amongst yourselves…,” or in this case, "post among yourselves..." and we’ll see what develops.

Zep
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	kayak rally map-big.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	419.4 KB
ID:	143602   Click image for larger version

Name:	kayak rally-attraction detail.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	641.4 KB
ID:	143603  

Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 11:00 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
danlehosky's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Gig Harbor , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 780
Hauling kayaks.

How would I haul a 17' kayak on my trailer?
__________________
danlehosky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 06:08 AM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
knunut's Avatar
 
2007 20' Safari
Chgo. N.W. Burb's , Illinois
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 328
Wow . What a "Dream" trip. Kayaking and all that natural Beauty. Will start to think and plan. Thank's for the wonderful Post.
__________________
knunut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:14 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar

 
2008 34' Classic S/O
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,137
Quote:
Originally Posted by danlehosky View Post
How would I haul a 17' kayak on my trailer?
IMHO, it would be best to haul it on your tow vehicle. Several companies make racks for that.
__________________
Regards,
Steve

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." George Orwell

'08 34' SO, '12 Ram 2500 4X4, Big 6 cylinder sludge burner.
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 07:59 AM   #14
4 Rivet Member
 
knunut's Avatar
 
2007 20' Safari
Chgo. N.W. Burb's , Illinois
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 328
As SteveH says using "Yakima" or "Thule" Racks on the TV are the way to go.I have Both systems,Thule on Truck and Yak on SUV. There web sites walk you thru what you need to carry Bikes,canoes,kayaks,Storeage Boxs etc. REI stores have excellent info and product. They cost $$ but Ive had them 20 yrs.and have used on various vehicles. You change mounting attachment and use the same towers,rods and brackets.
__________________

__________________
knunut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NorCal Rally, Jackson Rancheria, October 12-14, 2012 Coastalview Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 607 11-01-2012 08:11 AM
2012 Florida State Rally SilverCabin WBCCI Rallies & Events 109 02-19-2012 06:31 PM
TAC : Williamsburg VA Rally Easter 2012 WineStream Other Rallies & Events 3 01-16-2012 04:56 PM
TAC : GA-TAC 2012 Stone Mt. Park Rally Poll Silverexpress Other Rallies & Events 36 08-08-2011 03:24 PM
Lake Erie Loop Rally Hopping Aug 5-14 (caravan) WineStream Other Rallies & Events 7 08-04-2011 07:51 PM




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Airstream News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Airstream news in your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]