This page updated 1/28/2016

>Click here for the Picacho Trek webpage.

 A canyon from time primordial. A river that traverses eons. An extant adventure.

 

 

 Black Canyon Trek

Paddle Trip Through Black Canyon On The Colorado River

Hoover Dam to Willowbeach and Cottonwood Cove, NV, 50 miles

Hosted by Venture Crew 377 & the Aca Chapter of Cahuilla Lodge #127 

Segment 1: April 7-9, 12 Miles from Hoover Dam To Willow Beach

Segments 1 & 2: April 7 to 12, Hoover Dam to Cottonwood Cove

Spots are available for anyone that can only go for the weekend.

 

Signup for both the Picacho Trek and the full Black Canyon Trek and receive a special discount of $335.

 

Quick Links: >Download the Black Canyon Trek Flyer >Download the Picacho & Black Canyon Info. & Registration Packet
>Registration Requirements >Requirements to Attend >Annual BSA Health and Medical Record Form
>Payment Schedule, Trek Itinerary, and Training Dates >Cost  

 

   OA members over 14 years of age and Ventures are invited to do a paddle trip through lower Black Canyon on the Colorado River through Black Canyon during the spring break of 2017.


We will be launching from Hoover Dam and paddling down Willow Beach, AZ, and then to Cottonwood Cove, NV, on Lake Mohave. The start of this trek will be through the famous Black Canyon. This area is renowned for its natural hot springs, caves, sheer rock canyons 1000 feet high, and abundant wildlife. We will be spending ample time exploring the many coves and other hidden areas that this area is known for.


   There are 2 segments to this trek to acommodate scouts that maybe only able to go for the weekend. Prices for segment 1 from Hoover Dam to Willow Beach is $135 per person. Prices for segments 1 & 2 are $235 per person and limited to 12 people. Both prices include food, boats, PFDs, and paddles. There will be mandatory paddle craft training held this in Sail Cove at Lake Perris beginning this winter and early spring. Check the dates in the calendar below.

 

   If you have any questions then please contact the trek adviser, James Hermes, at phone 760-537-0394 or email acachapter@gmail.com.

 

Registration

All Order of the Arrow members and venture scouts are welcome to participate in this trek. For insurance reasons, all OA members that are not registered members of Crew 377 will need to register as members for this trek. This can be done for little to no cost.

Venturers that are not registered members of Crew 377, but would still like to attend may do so. Your Crew must file a required touring plan and provide either 1 female or male adult leader registered in your respective crew (depending on if there are male or female youth venturers attending this trek).

Requirements to Attend

Scouts:

  1. Must complete BSA medical form Parts A, B, and C.

  2. Must Complete Registration Form on page 9 of the Information & Registration Packet.

  3. Completed BSA safe swim defense within 12 months prior to this trip (April 7, 2017) and complete the required safety afloat training course that we will be holding this fall, winter, and early spring.

  4. Classified as a “swimmer” per BSA regulations.

  5. Be a minimum of 14 years of age by April 7, 2017.

  6. All trek group members must fit into personal flotation device (PFD’s) that are being supplied, with all buckles securely fastened. Maximum torso circumference - 52 inches. If can’t fit into this sized PDF then you will need to supply your own.

Adults:

  1. Must complete BSA class III medical form (form no. 34412B).

  2. Must Complete Registration Form on page 10 of the Information and Registration Packet.

  3. Completed BSA safe swim defense within 12 months prior to this trip (April 7, 2017).

  4. Classified as a “swimmer” per BSA regulations.

  5. Be a minimum of 18 years of age by April 7, 2017.

  6. All Rafters must fit into personal flotation device (PFD’s) supplied by the outfitter, with all buckles securely fastened. Maximum torso circumference - 52 inches. If you can’t fit into this sized PDF then you will need to supply your own.

   It is highly recommended that anyone attending this trip become familiar with the policies of the BSA safe swim defense and safety afloat.

Cost

 The cost of this trip will be $135 per person for segment 1 and  $235 per person for segment 2. The price includes food, boats, PFDs, and paddles. The cost does not include tents, sleeping bags or pads, protective or general clothing, float bags, etc.

 There is a required $50 deposit due by Jan. 28, 2017. A second payment is due by February 28, 2017, and the balance due for final payment is on April 3, 2017.

 For volunteer drivers who will not be participating on the trek on the river, there is no cost to attend. The cost of gas for 1 round trip to Willow Beach and then back from Cottonwood Cove is supplemental.

Payment Schedule, Trek Itinerary, and Training Dates

Date

Activity or Training

Location

Jan. 28

Deposit Payment of $50 Due. Please Note: $22 of the $50 deposit is nonrefundable. This $22 is the cost of the permit to launch from Hoover Dam.

 

9AM to 2PM,

Jan. 28

Required Safety Afloat Training. Everyone must attend at least one of these trainings.

Sail Cove at Lake Perris SRA ($10 fee per vehicle required to enter)

Feb. 28

2nd Payment Due

 

9AM to 2PM,

March 11

Required Safety Afloat Training. Everyone must attend at least one of these trainings.

Sail Cove at Lake Perris SRA ($10 fee per vehicle required to enter)

April 3

Final Payment Due

 

Trek Dates

 

 

4PM,

 April 7

Meet at TA Travel Center in Coachella, depart for campgrounds near Willowbeach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV

TA Travel Center,  south of the Interstate 10 Freeway, 46155 Dillon Rd, Coachella, CA

8AM

April 8

Launch paddlecraft from Hoover Dam

Near Boulder City, NV

3PM,

April 12

Trek Group paddles to “take out” point at Cottonwood Cove, NV.

Cottonwood Cove, NV

10PM,

April 12

Meet at TA Travel Center to meet parents and trek officially ends.

TA Travel Center,  south of the Interstate 10 Freeway, 46155 Dillon Rd, Coachella, CA

  • Please be aware that the training dates and times for the safety afloat training are subject to change.
  • The watercraft that an individual trains in at the safety afloat course in March will be the watercraft that the individual will use on the actual trek in Black Canyon or Picacho.

 

 

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