My son and I are looking into a few trip ideas for later this year, and wanted to see if I can get a little input from my fellow river runners. We are looking at a 4 day, 3 night trip. Just wondering if any of you might have some ideas. I have gone through a ton of past threads here, and some fit the bill, some didn't. So I was hoping for a little fresh perspective. We are both experienced with paddling, camping, and the outdoors as you probably know from my previous posts, but he's 14 and I think I want to keep the difficulty level below the Devils and Pecos this time around since it's just the 2 of us and not a group. My Pecos River trip last year that nearly wiped me and my 3 fellow paddlers out has kept my wife from allowing me to do this again for a while. .
This year will make me and my son's 3rd Annual Dude's Trip and we're hoping for another cool adventure. Last year was Guadalupe Peak and then the Sacramento Mountains in the Lincoln National Forest, and the year before was 4 days paddling up the Lower Pecos River near the confluence with the Rio Grande. We have thought about backpacking Big Bend with the first day taking a guided raft trip through Santa Elena Canyon, then doing some backpacking the last 3 days, but i'm also thinking about another multi-day river trip somewhere. Colorado? Llano? Even thought about the coastal area. The drive doesn't really matter since we're located pretty much in the middle of Texas, so nothing is real close. Anyway, I love being apart of this group and I figured, if there was anyone that knew about adventures...it would be y'all. So thanks in advance for any ideas.