Texas paddling is awesome.............when it rains a shit ton! That's the problem. No rain means no whitewater and Texas has been in drought mode for a few years now. I was fortunate to trade in my sit on top for a Dagger Freefall in the fall of 01, right before the 2002 floods when Canyon Lake spilled over on the same day I was swimming the Perd at 40,000 with three of my four partners. Rivers ran for months, so you could progress by simply paddling all the time. With nothing going these days, the best thing to do besides moving or roadtripping, is to get a playboat and boat the hell out of Rio Vista. Learn to roll. Grab the second edition of Texas Whitewater by Steve Daniel so you'll know where to go and learn how to translate rain totals from NOAA into sound predictions of what will rise so that you can actually catch the flashy stuff. Guage geekery is highly beneficial. Hopefully, the epic floods will return and Medina Lake can rebound from the lowest levels in my lifetime to spilling over into Mexican Creek and running for months or the Lower Guad at 5k or Buchanan spillway or Crabapple can go. And Beth, it's Crabapple, not Crapapple! I really was serious when I said it was good. That run is exactly what the LL black ops boat is made for. Evade landowners for an awesome creek! Good luck on getting some rain down there, and pick up a copy of the Texas Whitewater dvd, proceeds go towards keeping access open at Hidalgo Falls, the closest whitewater for any paddlers unfortunate enough to live in Houston!
Grif for President!