Just got off @ Pearce on June 21st. HOT 102-108 (max 114), 7-14 cfs. W ok. Fang ate me. House Rock bucked me out but my NRS14' SB had a great run. Best piece of new gear a 6x6 ft Cgear sand mat. Slept under the stars every night. A Roll-a-Cot with a 40deg North Face rectangular bag for padding with queen sheet. The Cgear sand mat was the Bomb. Made for a nice 6ft square sand free living area. I can't stress how nice it was to have the sand disappear thru this mat. Next trick was Walmart 64ct. Assurance body wipes. $3. Nothing better than a clean body in a clean sheet. Also I go for the Gold Bond Heal Cream on feet & hands with thin silk gloves and socks. Really helps the "Cracks"
For you "I got to have my Joe before I breath" types, try this. Boil water and pre-heat a one or one-half liter double walled SS Thermos. Reboil the water and make your coffee after dinner dishes are done. Put the Thermos under your rack & hit the sack. You'll have very hot coffee before everyone. And possibly new freinds! ps I don't ruin coffee with sugar or cream. Still working on that intravenous coffee push system.
I've tried lots of water mixes. Nix-um stick with h2o. Keep 3 metal 1 liter bottles in insulated holders. One in the drag bag, one for me and one for The River Gods. Leave the chocolate home. I like M&M's in the big pass around plastic jug. (Thanks Bill). Payday candy bars don't melt either and love them nuts. We had 16 people with a double 5 switch out at Phantom. (Pipe Creek). Launch'd with 85 gallons of H2o, filled at Phantom Boat Beach. Pumped at Ledges. Very clear water. Two Partner 4 burners used 37 lbs. Used 3 rocket box groovers. This is the second Grand I've run with. 42", 1amp dc waterproof flexible Solar Panel and a ultra high tech 34amp hr. lithium battery in the dry box. Powered camera, gopro, iPhone, GPS, headlight and lots of friends stuff. Ended at 13.33vdc. Never used a disposable battery. I'm still working on that "cold fusion" powered ice maker. But will probably have to settle for hydrogen powered system that can pump out 33lbs of ice a day. That will get me out of Groover Duty! Don't laugh I'll be setting up a shaved ice stand @ Tequila Beach, Take that Navajos.
Finally about the heat. It took me a week to recuperate, I'm doing a winter trip next. Miss that Kokatat Dry Suit and quite. I actually had a Commercial group person ask me in Havasu Cyn. "Are we there yet?". Those motorized trips look like rides at Disney Land. I've never yelled "wee" while running Hance. Ok back to Rim World.
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