- Sun May 22, 2011 10:03 pm
Well, because of the rain we got Friday, and the forecast for more rain and storms, we did not take our 30 mile trip on the Red. We put in where we were going to take out, and paddled upstream about a mile, and camped on a sand bar. We had 5 or 6 going, but ended up only 3 of us. We put in at a feeder creek and paddled out and into the river. The water was coming up pretty fast, but the paddling was not too hard. We probably could have made the long trip easily with the current, but decided to err on the side of caution. We did some cooking, some paddling, and a lot of fishing. Ended up with a good mess of catfish. We also caught several carp and drum. Gar were everywhere. I wish I had brought my bowfishing bow. My nucanoe did very well, but I still want to take it on a long trip. I think it will do a long paddling trip, despite the skeptics that say a kayak that wide wont paddle well. It is not a racing boat, but I have not had any trouble paddling it. It will definitely carry lots of gear. We had a great time and can't wait to get on the water again.