The trip is limited by boats and tents. A minimum of four boats and a maximum of 8 boats. And a maximum of six tents.
Saturday afternoon, we will meet at Seminole Canyon State Park to consolidate our boats and gear. Sunday we run shuttle to Pandale, pack our boats, and paddle to our first campsite. Paddle three days, layover one day, then paddle to meet our tow-out. The last ten miles we are towed out by a motor boat.
We will split the $150 per car for shuttle and the $300 for the tow-out. You will have to make arrangements for Seminole Canyon.
Regardless of the river flow, you can expect water pushing you into rocks and cane; three miles of jumping in and out of your boat to navigate the flutes, hot sweltering weather during the day, and cold temperatures during the night. There is no dirt on the river banks, just rock.
Skill Level: Intermediate Knowledge of basic whitewater safety, self-rescue and rescue such as retrieving a pinned boat. Must be able to capture small eddies, run Class 2 rapids confidently, but challenged by Class 3 rapids such as Cottonseed on the San Marcos at say 300-400 cfs.
You must be a member of both Houston Canoe Club and American Canoe Association to participate in this trip.