Lost on a River: Our ‘Yaks

IMG_4752Well it’s been a week since we lost a canoe and three kayaks to a flash flood on the lower Pecos. In a three hour period, a storm dumped 11 inches of rain into the sheer canyons where we camped.  The ensuing flood took all four boats you see in the photos below including the equipment you see atop those boats. Even the paddles are gone.

Flyer 1

Flyer 2

Flyer 3

I went back early last week to look for my kayaks and gear, but didn’t find them. I have my suspicions about where they might be, somewhere between Lewis Canyon and the weir, but I ran out of the time and resources, and had to suspend my search, for now.

If you happen to be on the lower Pecos, the Rio Grande or Lake Amistad (or know someone who will be), please be on the lookout for these kayaks/canoe, and all the equipment you see on the decks of said boats. If you find them but cannot bring them out, then please annotate the location (GPS coordinates if possible), and secure them by tying them to a tree or by beaching them (or both). Call me at 817-341-9845, or Dan Rodriguez 972-822-9812. You can also contact us at: info@lonestarchronicles.com

A reward will be offered for the return of our boats and gear, and your help would be greatly appreciated…Bert

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  4 comments for “Lost on a River: Our ‘Yaks

  1. June 28, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    Glad you guys made it out safey. Sorry about the gear. Looking forward to hearing the story at Mariner-Sails on the 8th.

  2. Bert Rodriguez
    June 28, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Thanks, Alan.

  3. Ben Johnson
    July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    I am sorry to hear about ya’lls botched expedition. We were down there the week before you searching for one of my buddie’s Chevy Suburbans that got swept away in the Memorial Day Flash Flood. We thought it would be within a mile or two of Pandale Crossing where it was last seen by some State Troopers in a helicopter. After spending a day on the river searching through reed and mesquite thickets we retreated back to the put-in only to be told by a local that the Suburban had been pulled out of the river somewhere around mile 25. We still haven’t found the danged thing! Good Luck with the gear!

  4. Bert Rodriguez
    July 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Thanks for the comment Ben. I sent you an email with my phone number. Please call when you get a chance…Thx…Bert

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