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When I was young, old Western movies portrayed Texas as a land of mountains, cactus and desert as far as the eye could see. But where I grew up, it was nothing like that.
The plan was to put in around 10 am, paddle until we reached the island we’d camp on, spend the night, then pack up and paddle until we reached our take-out point under a bridge around mid-afternoon the next day, where Rising Phoenix would pick us up and take us back to Bastrop.
The experience was probably the best I’ve ever had camping anywhere, and it probably wouldn’t have worked out if I didn’t have help from work-the gear that ACK provided make the trip possible.
“I’ve had this grand scheme to steal away for a few weeks during the Alaskan summer to be dropped off on an island in the PWS with a kayak and all my saltwater fishing gear and no connection to the outside world except a pickup date.”
My good friend Steve O. (who also happens to be ACK’s Hobie Kayak sales rep) and I decided to take a few days and camp on the Colorado River.
Spring break’s just around the corner, and the trip possibilities are endless.
Our vendor Jetboil breaks down the four common backcountry fuel sources: Diesel fuel, Kerosene, Denatured Alcohol and White Gas.
How do you choose a winter jacket beyond factors like design, color and pricing?