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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

***FLASH*** Hurst Hammock on Perdido River

Please note 8:30 AM time correction for the start or meeting time for the Perdido River paddle set for tomorrow, March 31, 2006. Other than some early morning fog, the weather looks good for excellent paddling tomorrow.

Friday, March 24, 2006

*****FLASH PADDLE*****

We are going to paddle on Boiling Creek Saturday, March 25 after all. There just will not be all of the other activities such as camping and mountain bike riding over the whole weekend that was originally planned. The full weekend affair will be rescheduled for mid-April.

So, here we go again...

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2006
Time: 9:30 AM
Place: Yellow River bridge parking lot
Directions: Take I-10 to exit 31 in Florida, which is Hwy 87 south, the last Milton exit going east, and travel south for several miles until you cross the Yellow River bridge (can't miss it) immediately on left is parking lot.
Contact: Brint Adams - 251-583-9919
Comments: Come and have fun on beautiful Boiling Creek on the Eglin AFB. Make sure you bring your Eglin recreation permit and other ID. We will stop for lunch along the way, so bring the usual food, fluids, sunscreen, jacket, etc. for a few hours of fun in paradise.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

*****NOTICE*****

Check out the updates to the remainder of the March Club Calendar below. The camping trip this weekend (March 25 & 26) to Grassy Point has been postponed to mid-April. There will be a paddle on Boiling Creek on March 25, meet at the Yellow River bridge parking lot by no later than 9:30 AM. Please watch for new details once they are confirmed.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

BACK BY SPECIAL REQUEST - MBCKC CLUB HATS:

Special order only (People MUST contact me with their order). Cost for the hats will be $7.25 each. I prefer to have the money before I order. Checks MUST be made out to me, Harriet Ingraham, NOT MBCKC (as we have no treasury or banking account). I can be reached at email address or home phone. I will be placing the order immediately after the April 4th club meeting, delivery will be back to me sometime in mid-April, with distribution to follow. You must contact me by phone or email to place your order, at which time I will give you my address.

NOTE: COLOR SELECTION: click here to see all colors
I must place orders in multiples of 12 per color. Colors to choose from are Tangerine, Mustard (2 more visable and popular club hat colors due to high visability when on the water), Forest (new color) and Marine Blue, also a popular color. You must be prepared to give me your color preference In Order Of Preference (1 being first choice - 4 being last choice). Be prepared to accept a substitute from the color you have chosen to another color based on popular demand and my need to meet the minimum of 12 per color.
Please note that our logo is BLACK lettering on embroidery and BROWN lettering on the crossed paddles. If anyone would like me to email a logo copy to them, I can.

Remember, make ordering arrangements with me by April 4th. I will place the order on April 5th, with delivery notification upon my receipt of hats, expected mid to late April.

if contacting me by email, please Subject your email: CLUB HATS

Harriet Ingraham
phone: 251-928-4568
email: hvk1457@aol.com

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

March Club Calendar

Derelict Crab Trap Recovery Program

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2006
Time: 8:00 AM - Noon
Places: Fowl River, Dog River, Chacaloochee Bay Causeway boat launch, Meaher State Park boat launch, Fairhope Yacht Club, Weeks Bay CR 1 boat launch, Wolf Bay
Contacts: Leslie Hartman - Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources - lhartman@gulftel.com 251-861-2882 and Lee Yokel - Mobile Bay National Estuary Program - lyokel@mobilebaynep.com 251-431-6409
Comments: For more information, click on Program, Volunteers, Locations. Bring gloves, boots and clothes that can get dirty. In general, we are asked to not bring kayaks and canoes, but depending on the location, captains in charge and other available motor boats, you might come prepared, if needed.

Full Moon Over Whiskey Ditch

DATE: Saturday, March 11, 2006
TIME: 5:00 PM
PLACE: Old Riverdocs on the Causeway, Spanish Fort, AL
DIRECTIONS: From Mobile, take the Causeway (or I-10 to the mid-bay exit 30 and turn left) and go to the parking lot on the left about 100 meters before reaching Ed's Seafood Shed. From the Eastern Shore, take the Causeway past Ed's about 100 meters and turn into the lot on the right.
CONTACT: Brint Adams - 251-583-9919
COMMENTS: This will be a beginner-friendly easy, slow paddle to legendary and remote Whiskey Ditch in the lower delta. The water level will be up making it easy to get all the way back to the end. Paddle distance will be 4 miles. Bring a light for the after dark return, as well as your favorite beverage to enjoy back in the middle of the delta. For those interested, we will meet at a nearby restaurant for dinner afterwards.

DEMO DAY - KAYAKS & CANOES FOR TEST PADDLES
Presented by: Pensacola Kayak & Sail in association with Fairhope Boat Co.

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMPlace: Pensacola Kayak & Sail on Bayou Chico in Pensacola, FL
Contact: Tony Chavers 251-928-3417 or Bob Andrews 251-367-4144
The popular kayak demo day is back again this spring! Come out to test paddle new models of kayaks, canoes, paddles, pfd's and other equipment. Manufacturer representatives from Wilderness Systems, Hurricane AquaSports, Ocean Kayak, Old Towne, Necky, Hobie and others will be present to demonstrate their new models and answer your questions about the hottest 2006 equipment on the market.

Boatyard Lake-Pine Log Creek-Alabama River-Little Bear Creek

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2006
Time: 9:00 AM at Stagecoach Cafe in Stockton, AL
Place: Put in at Boatyard Landing
Contact: Brint Adams 251-583-9919
Comments: From Stockton, we will caravan to Boatyard Landing (approx 12 mi & $4 launch charge) to put in. This will be an intermediate level day-long paddle of approximately 15 miles exploring Boatyard Lake, Pine Log Creek to the Alabama River around the Ft. Mims Bend to Little Bear Creek, connecting back to the Alabama to the cutoff to Boatyard Lake. Most of the paddle will be a loop with the only out/back on Boatyard and Pine Log. Bring the usual preparations, including lunch, plenty of fluids, sunscreen and bug juice for a full day of fun in the upper delta.


Johnson's Beach Paddle and Overnight Camping

Date: Tuesday-Thursday, March 21-23, 2006
Time: TBA
Contact: Carolyn Boothe 251-928-1107
Directions: Take Hwy 98 east out of Fairhope, cross the state line into Florida, turn right on Co. Rd. 293 (Bauer Rd) and go for 3.9 miles, turn right on CR 292 and go for 3.4 miles, turn left on Johnson's Beach Rd. We will meet in Johnson's Beach parking lot.
Comments: Call Carolyn, so she will know who is coming and may contact you if conditions change. This is an overnight camping trip, intermediate level paddle due to open water, on a barrier island in the National Seashore system. Bring camping needs, food and plenty of water for dinner and breakfast.

Hurst Hammock Landing on Perdido River - UPDATED

Date: Friday, March 31, 2006
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Place: Hurst Hammock, FL
Contact: Tina Murphy @ tcmurph@mchsi.com or 850-994-0290 or Bob Andrews 251-367-4144
Comments: Take Alternate Hwy. 90 to Hwy. 99 (Beulah Road then name changes to Hurst Hammock Road). Turn south on Hwy. 99 and follow it to the end (approx. 5-6 miles) Launch fee $4-$5. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen and canoe or kayak. There is the option of renting a boat from Bob Andrews by calling ph. 251-367-4144.
For those of you who like a little daring with your paddle, there is the possibility of shooting through a culvert if the water level is right. For those of you who like to be entertained by the folly of others, there is the possibility of hanging out at the end of said culvert and taking bets on who makes it and who gets wet. As always, there will be a good time for all.
RSVP or for details and tidbits call Tina or Bob.

Grassy Point and Boiling Creek - UPDATED - NOW POSTPONED TO MID-APRIL DUE TO WEATHER

Date: Saturday & Sunday, March 25-26, 2006 - POSTPONED TO APRIL
Saturday Paddle Time: 9:15 AM at the Yellow River bridge parking lot.
Contact: Gary Worob (850) 259-9337 gworob@yahoo.com
Directions: take route I-10 east to the Milton exit/rt.87, as if you were going to Boiling Creek. Go 5 mi. past the Yellow River bridge to the first paved road on the right (west side). There will be a sign saying OLF CHOCTAW AIR FORCE BASE: turn right there, and go until you can see the gate, turn right at dirt road just before the gate. Go 5 miles on the well-graded dirt road and stay to right until you get to campsite.
Comments: this is a great paddling and/or camping weekend. Grassy Point is located below Milton, FL and near Boiling Creek. It is another pristine area run by Northwest Florida water management district (they own Econfina Creek). No permit is needed and camping is primitive with clean portapotti's. We will paddle Little Boiling Creek and Boiling Creek Saturday morning...then return for some trail biking and group potluck dinner at camp, so bring a dish to share. Bring plenty of food and water for the other meals. This is a pure white sandy beach lagoon with huge live oaks to camp under...pristine. You will need a permit to paddle Boiling Creek!
Gary is going in on Friday and will be camping both Friday and Saturday nights. If you are coming in Saturday morning, go to the Yellow River bridge parking lot to set up the shuttle. After the paddle on Saturday, there will be a trail bike ride for those interested, so bring your mountain bikes along as well as canoes/kayaks.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

*****FLASH PADDLE*****BEAR CREEK AND OVERNIGHT AT CANAL ISLAND PLATFORM

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2006 to Sunday, March 5, 2006
Time: 9:30 AM at StageCoach Cafe in Stockton, AL
Place: Hubbard's Landing - there is a launch fee ($3-$5)
Contact: Brint Adams - 251-583-9919
Comments: Space on the floating platform is limited, so call Brint to reserve a space if you plan to camp overnight. Anyone is welcome to day paddle on Saturday and return to Hubbard's Landing that afternoon. We will head north up Tensaw Lake and explore up to the end of Farris Creek. Then we will paddle up Big Beaver Creek and Bear Creek, before returning to Canal Island for the night. We will paddle roughly 12-15 miles on Saturday. On Sunday, we will return to Hubbard's Landing.
For overnighters, plan on Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
DEMO DAY - KAYAKS & CANOES FOR TEST PADDLES
Presented by: Pensacola Kayak & Sail in association with Fairhope Boat Co.

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place: Pensacola Kayak & Sail on Bayou Chico in Pensacola, FL
Contact: Tony Chavers 251-928-3417 or Bob Andrews 251-367-4144

The popular kayak demo day is back again this spring! Come out to test paddle new models of kayaks, canoes, paddles, pfd's and other equipment. Manufacturer representatives from Wilderness Systems, Hurricane AquaSports, Ocean Kayak, Old Towne, Necky, Hobie and others will be present to demonstrate their new models and answer your questions about the hottest 2006 equipment on the market.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

MARCH MONTHLY MEETING AT FAIRHOPE YACHT CLUB - BOATHOUSE BUILDING

The next meeting of the Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club will be on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 7:00 p.m., at the Fairhope Yacht Club. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, same time, same place. When you drive down the hill to the bay, take the last turn left into the parking lot, to the boathouse building.