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#12127922 - 03/06/17 07:59 PM Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series
B_Rod Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
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If you're not on FB then you probably didn't see this series we published last year on Lone Star Chronicles about our return to the lower Pecos River. You may recall, we were flooded off the river in 2014 and lost all our things; these stories document the return and our attempt to finally complete the 60 mile trip. Hope you enjoy the stories...Bert

Return to the Pecos – 1. Decisions Click here

Return to the Pecos – 2. The Crew Click here

Return to the Pecos – 3. Onto the River Click here

Return to the Pecos – 4. Water Click here

Return to the Pecos – 5. The Storm Click here

Return to the Pecos – 6. The Reckoning Click here

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#12128342 - 03/06/17 10:48 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
Shaun Russell Offline
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I so enjoy reading your work. Thanks for sharing Bert!
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#12129988 - 03/07/17 06:16 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
B_Rod Offline
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Thanks, Shaun, for the support you've always given Dan and me. cheers

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#12130882 - 03/08/17 08:19 AM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
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awesome read Bert!! Thanks for sharing

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#12134234 - 03/09/17 10:34 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
B_Rod Offline
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Thanks, Cody...

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#12135750 - 03/10/17 09:04 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
Bullet Catcher Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
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Loc: League City TX/Newburgh NY
Bert, those photos are on another level! I'm looking forward to the chance to fish a lot of our rivers back home. Great job out there!

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#12137291 - 03/12/17 09:56 AM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
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+1 on the photos and the story!
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#12137775 - 03/12/17 05:45 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
B_Rod Offline
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Thanks, Guys. The sheer majesty and beauty of the Pecos River is unsurpassed IMHO.

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#12137785 - 03/12/17 05:57 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
butch sanders Offline
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That is some great work
How hard would it be for a person who has never been there, to have a succesful trip?
Succes being accomplish put in & take out, catch a few fish, & finding camping spots.

personally I would hire River Run, but just curious

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#12139492 - 03/13/17 06:21 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: butch sanders]
B_Rod Offline
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Originally Posted By: butch sanders
That is some great work
How hard would it be for a person who has never been there, to have a succesful trip?
Succes being accomplish put in & take out, catch a few fish, & finding camping spots.
personally I would hire River Run, but just curious

This trip is somewhat painful on two levels, the first being that it's a physically demanding paddle with lots of potential for bumps and bruises along the way. How much of that really depends on your fitness level and your pain tolerance.

The other, more troubling aspect that makes this trip difficult are the logistic considerations, and that can mostly be mitigated by a guide. Without knowing you (and your capabilities) personally, its hard to answer this question with certainty.

One last thought, another important consideration for paddling this stretch of river is your paddling partners. Their experience (or lack thereof), fitness levels and hardiness can and likely will have an impact on your trip. This is true of all rivers but it's magnified on the lower Pecos due to its remoteness and lack of public take outs which forces paddlers to do the entire 60 mile stretch.

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#12139831 - 03/13/17 09:42 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
butch sanders Offline
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Originally Posted By: B_Rod
Originally Posted By: butch sanders
That is some great work
How hard would it be for a person who has never been there, to have a succesful trip?
Succes being accomplish put in & take out, catch a few fish, & finding camping spots.
personally I would hire River Run, but just curious

This trip is somewhat painful on two levels, the first being that it's a physically demanding paddle with lots of potential for bumps and bruises along the way. How much of that really depends on your fitness level and your pain tolerance.

The other, more troubling aspect that makes this trip difficult are the logistic considerations, and that can mostly be mitigated by a guide. Without knowing you (and your capabilities) personally, its hard to answer this question with certainty.

One last thought, another important consideration for paddling this stretch of river is your paddling partners. Their experience (or lack thereof), fitness levels and hardiness can and likely will have an impact on your trip. This is true of all rivers but it's magnified on the lower Pecos due to its remoteness and lack of public take outs which forces paddlers to do the entire 60 mile stretch.


Thanks

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#12139837 - 03/13/17 09:45 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
butch sanders Offline
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60 mile stretch is a key point
I have done PK Brazos trip solo, a lot
Put in at Fortune Bend & go upstream
My wife has banned the solo trips
I am 54 & in decent shape
But it ain't like it used to be

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#12141510 - 03/14/17 11:20 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: butch sanders]
B_Rod Offline
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Originally Posted By: butch sanders
60 mile stretch is a key point
I have done PK Brazos trip solo, a lot
Put in at Fortune Bend & go upstream
My wife has banned the solo trips
I am 54 & in decent shape
But it ain't like it used to be

I'm gonna be 56 this month. If I can do it, you can do it...as long as you're in halfway decent shape. The rest is just a mental game and that's winnable if it's something you really want to do. And you are right to want to paddle this river; it will change your life.

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#12141596 - 03/15/17 05:00 AM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: B_Rod]
christian myrick Offline
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These stories are amazing. Great pics, makes me and amanda wanna go soooo bad. These should be in a book. Amazing read.
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#12144511 - 03/16/17 06:55 PM Re: Pecos Kayaking Trip...A Series [Re: christian myrick]
B_Rod Offline
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Originally Posted By: christian myrick
These stories are amazing. Great pics, makes me and amanda wanna go soooo bad. These should be in a book. Amazing read.
Thanks, Christian.

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