Brint Adams has submitted a trip report for Boiling Creek, and it is the usual "rave review" we get on this particular paddling destination. You can read it at our separate website for trip reports, www.paddlereport.blogspot.com.
In particular, please note that Brint's trip report includes excellent written instructions on how to manage your shuttle and find the put-in in the middle of the woods down one of several long dirt roads. This one is definitely a keeper, if you ever plan to head to Boiling Creek.
Keep in mind you need a permit to paddle Boiling Creek. Instructions for getting one are in the club FAQs.
Also, as a special treat, I have received and posted a trip report on a trip on the Bartram Canoe Trail by a kayaker from Birmingham, Chris Murphree. Again, see www.paddlereport.blogspot.com. Chris and a buddy spent two nights on the trail and had a great time. Some of his observations will be familiar to those of us who have paddled the area (the beauty of Rice Creek, the impossibility of taking out at one of the designated campsites, etc.), but I, personally, found it a delight to read a report from somebody who had never been there before, and I hope you do to.
This is a big deal. We are getting eco-tourism in our beloved Delta thanks to the wonderful folks who planned and developed the Bartram Canoe Trail, and it's just going to keep getting better for us paddlers in the Delta.
Does anybody know whether the new platforms have been installed yet? Let me know and I'll announce it.
Chris sent me some splended photos of his trip, accompanied by cute captions, and I'll try to find somebody who can do a decent print of them to bring to the next meeting. (I don't do photos :-)