Well 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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