Here's the deal on the float trip. Two outfitters have replied that the roads are difficult and the put in and take out have been altered by the 2008 flood. I know it is a logistical nightmare for them to do a 1 day trip. I have enquired on BigBendChat.com as to the actual conditions. I am not worried about a rough road, as long as it is passable for a 4WD pickup. I plan to place a call to NPS for a realtime update on the road conditions.
Plan B is for a 2 day, 1 night canoe / IK trip through the Santa Elena Canyon. We would have to assume that a hammock would not be possible w/o some creative, outside the box, ingenuity.
It's a hammock stand for 3 hammocks. I'd love to have three 21' pieces of bamboo cut from 30' shoots.Originally Posted by spidennis
I'm still working on that bamboo ......
I found some already cut and ready to be taken away (by me)
but I'm still looking for the mother lode.
30' lengths of bamboo shouldn't be a problem ....
transporting it may be!
Here's an update from BigBendChat
Looks like it is doable.I canoed Mariscal canyon in May of 2009. We put in at Talley, and we were able to drive all the way down to the river, no problem. IIRC, it had been graded into a gradual slope to the river's edge. The takeout at Solis was fine as well.
Read more: http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/fo...#ixzz0cP2kkRFx
I signed up for bigbendchat.com ......
Skippy, any luck standing a Prairie Travois in your back yard?