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lower Pecos River, Pandale to Lake Amistad maps and notes for river runners by Louis F. Aulbach

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Published by Wilderness Area Map Service in Houston, TX .
Written in English



  • Pecos River (N.M. and Tex.),
  • Texas


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 83).

Statementby Louis F. Aulbach and Jack Richardson.
ContributionsRichardson, Jack.
LC ClassificationsGV776.P35 A85 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination84 p. :
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL585394M
LC Control Number96175297

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  The lower Pecos River, Pandale to Lake Amistad: Maps and notes for river runners Spiral-bound – January 1, by Louis F. Aulbach (Author), 5/5(4). Big Rock Rapid - mile - Class II drop, last main rapid before entering Lake Amistad. Life threatening injuries are a real threat on these rapids. Portage if in doubt. Winds. The winds on this river can be very high and cause major delays and should be treated as a hazard.   Kayaking the Pecos River at Pandale Crossing. This was just a warm up/scouting trip before I run the whole miles to Lake Amistad on a 7 day adventure.   In its last alkaline stretch before sluicing into the Rio Grande, the Lower Pecos is a river abandoned by time. Which is why, when four friends get lost, stranded, and thirsty while canoeing it.

After the s, the Lower Pecos saw very little archeological field research until the Amistad work began in late s. One notable exception is the reconnaissance of the "mouth of the Pecos" region in Texas and the northern part of the adjacent Mexican state of Coahuila carried out by Herbert C. Taylor, a graduate student at UT. Flow inundates the channel bottom above Pandale to Amistad Reservoir and is life threatening to campers and river recreationists. 23 ( meters), Major flooding is well into the flood plain and can wash campers, vehicles and gear downstream. Roads and crossings in the Pecos River flood plain and tributaries are extremely dangerous to motorists.   Paddling on the Pecos River near Pandale, Texas and under the Highway 90 bridge near Langtry. 4/16/ Violations of antiquities should be reported to Park Rangers at the Pecos River Marina (). The Pecos River flows through Loving, Ward, Crane, Pecos, Crockett, Terrell and Val Verde Counties (in Texas) to the confluence of the Rio Grande above Lake Amistad in the Texas Chihuahuan desert, ending about 20 miles west of Comstock.

Just south of the Pecos River bridge, High are two western exits that lead one down to the downstream side of the river. The second road, noticeable because of the abandoned gas station, goes to a boat launch and picnic area. This was a great place to stop and have lunch /57 TripAdvisor reviews. In contrast, the Lower Pecos Canyonlands covers a much smaller territory—the area surrounding the junctions of the Pecos and Devils Rivers with the Rio Grande just upstream from Del Rio, Texas. Although the best-known part of this area lies in Texas, the archeological region extends southward into northern Coahuila, Mexico. The river flows through flat, semi-arid lands along the upper section, where the shoreline varies from no trees and few bushes to dense saltcedar thickets. In the lower regions, particularly below Pandale, the river flows through picturesque canyons and rugged desert terrain. Welcome to the Lower Pecos River! I am wet and cold. I bail the water and climb back into the canoe to huddle under my protective spray skirt. Paddling hard I raise my core temperature to an acceptable point. At mile the river turns hard right to avoid an imposing cliff wall. Perched on the cliff above the river .