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Tuesday, April 01, 2003


April 5-6, Saturday-Sunday: Horn Island
Contact: Carl Hlavenka 604-7268,
Comments: This is an open-water, overnight paddle for confident paddlers.

April 5-6, Saturday-Sunday: Okatoma River
Contact: Mark 458-7574
Comments: The Okatoma is just north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and includes some Class 1 whitewater -- "beginner" whitewater. You will want a plastic or metal boat for this trip, because the rocks may beat up your boat. The native azaleas will be in full bloom on the Okatoma. Most of the participants in this paddle will be camping overnight at the Okatoma Outdoor Center, but you can join in a day paddle as long as you get there early enough in the morning. In addition, there is the possibility of a Friday afternoon paddle.

April 13, Sunday: Full Moon Paddle
Contact: Bob Andrews h/w) 344-8664 cell)367-4144
Comments: Time and place to be announced -- stay tuned to this website. (Probably in the lower Delta.)

April 11-14: East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival
The East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival will be held in Charleston, SC. Carl Hlavenka plans to attend. If anyone else is interested in tagging along let him know. He plans to leave in the afternoon the Thursday before and return late the Monday night after. He will stay in north Georgia Thursday and Sunday night. Further information about this event can be found at If you are interested, get in touch with Carl at 604-7268, e-mail

April 26, Saturday: A Day Paddle with the Sierra Club on the William Bartram Canoe Trail in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta
This paddle will be sponsored by the Sierra Club and will be guided by naturalists from of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Lands Division. MBCAKC members are invited. Call Lou of the Sierra Club at 626-4012 if you would like to attend. A small fee will be charged to improve the trail network. The put-in will be at French's Lake. For written directions see

April 27, Saturday: Delta Paddle
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: meet at the Bruno's in Spanish Fort at the corner of 31 and 225
Contact: Matt Darring w)341-1712 h)343-1196
Comments: Matt will lead you from Bruno's to the put-in. Depending on the weather, the goal may be to explore McVay Creek.


Our next meeting will be on May 6 at the Fairhope Yacht Club at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks to Frank Laraway for his presentation on Sierra Club outings at tonight's meeting. Frank also plans to lead a paddle on the Styx River in mid-April. For further information, you can reach Frank at 945-5504 or


I (Julie, the person who maintains the club website and the e-mail list) am goin' paddlin' for a few days beginning on Thursday, where the kayaking is good but there is no Internet access. So I will not be available via e-mail, and there will be no website updates for a few days.