My wife and I will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico in a couple of weeks during the Balloon Fiesta, and we are planning on bringing our pack rafts with us (they’re Kokopelli Castaways, for use up to Class II). I saw this route:
which looks to be our speed (we’re green novices). Does anyone have any experience on this stretch? Is there anything we’d have to watch out for being in inflatables?
I also saw this list of no wake lakes, which look nice:
Any advice on these?
And is there any place calm right around the city/balloon fiesta where we can put in?
All of our paddling has been up north (Juneau, Alaska) so far, so we’re looking forward to some warmer climes.
Thanks so much for any advice or suggestions!