Hi all! I’m in the final planning stages of a trip to Lake Powell, plan is to be on the water next Saturday morning. I’m planning to go from Halls Crossing to Wahweap, plan for 9 days, expect 12 (and provisions for 12).
Starting to get a little scared to tell the truth. First, has anyone heard of someone doing that whole length in 1 trip? I can’t find any evidence of it anywhere…
Second, this is what I’m expecting, please let me know if you see something I’m overlooking (I can’t think of technical terms)
Reflection waves off canyon walls
Quick brew storms
Whatever the scientific name for wind coming out of the narrow side canyons
I’m planning for 12 days as far as food goes, taking a GPS in addition to a stand alone emergency beacon, water filter with tabs for redundancy, and plan to wear an emergency pack with the beacon and food/water supplies.
I’m also thinking the odds of not seeing another boat for 3 days is pretty slim, anyone that can speak to that?
I have done a few prep trips, one being to Patagonia Lake where I camped, drew all of my water from the lake and filtered, and paddled 14 miles a day. This trip has my longest day at 13, and I think the shortest around 9. Planning to be on the water as early as possible each morning to try and mitigate afternoon winds. Also taking a bottle of sunblock for every 2 days (5 bottles).
I already know I’m crazy and it’s not advisable. But that’s half the draw. Do we ever really accomplish something if there was no chance of failure?