Most of the planning for our ill-fated Pecos trip took place in one long Facebook private message thread that we dubbed “Pecos Paddlers.” Dan, Scott, Ryan and I exchanged over two thousand messages in the months leading up to the trip. We put in on the river on June 17, 2014 and the trip ended four days later, on June 20, when we were forced off the
Dan and I followed Miles‘s 4-wheel mule down the jeep trail to the Pecos River, just below Lewis Canyon. We came to a wide ledge and followed it downriver for about sixty yards, stopping at the large rock just as Dwight Childress’ group had done.
The plan was to get on to the lower Pecos River at Lewis Canyon, located a mile below our last campsite from the flood trip. We needed a ranch that would let us put into the river, and if we were lucky, it would have enough river frontage to maybe allow us to take out on the same ranch.