3:00pm is the teime. The old Parkdale take-out is about 1/2 mile up stream of hte regular improved Parkdale take-out.
To get there from Colorado Springs, take highway 115 (NEVADA AVE) South out of Colorado srpings, passing Fort Carson and NORAD on the way. about 30 miles later you are passing through the town of Penrose. Take Highway 50 (right) into Canon City. Last chance to grab food. Stay on highway 50 out of town toward Parkdale. You will drive past the road to the Royal Gorge Bridge. Down the hill and across a bridge with the River passing below you. This is Parkdale. Not so much a town as a location on the map. 1/2 mile later you pass The Official Parkdale take-out on the left. 1/2 mile or so later you see a large pull-out on the right, with a set of stairs leading to the river and a smallish beach. The other side of the river has a small silo-type structure on the bank near here, a good landmark.
If you are running late and we've already run shuttle, we'll be putting in above Spike-buck most likely, could change on what people want to do.
Hope to see you there.
My cell # is 719 661-4377 if you have questions. No cell coverage at Parkdale so call before 2:30.
"So in two seconds, away we went, a sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river and nobody to bother us." -Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)