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Thursday, January 29, 2009

January Notes and Paddles
February Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 3rd at the Tensaw Theater/Five Rivers Delta Resource Center 7pm. Come early (6:45 pm) for 'Meet, Greet, & Eat' (Conecuh sausage bites and soft pretzel sticks). Tom Meyer will be talking about the paddling event "Paddle Bayou Lafourche" which will be held from March 26 - 29 this year. Also, Tracy Lannie talked about posting paddle invitations on the website for those of you interested in leading a paddle or inviting others to paddle with you.

January Notes
A special thanks to both Mimi Fearn and Karen Jordan for their presentations on January 7th. Karen spoke about geocaching. Many of our club members have already participated in the sport of geocaching, and it seemed like many others are now seriously thinking about it.Dr. Fearn gave an educational presentation on the history of Dog River and how the growth of our area has affected the river. She also spoke about ideas for "Dog River Kayak/Canoe Races and Paddles. For anyone interested in helping plan the "Dog River Activities", contact Mimi Fearn at or call 460-6381.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 Gunnison Creek Paddle
Leader/Contact: Rob Nykvist (251) 423-0015
Meet Time/Place: Meet at Pilot Truckstop at I-65 & US 43 at 10:45 a.m.
Notes: We will be departing for the launch site at 11:00 a.m. Steele Creek Park, Satsuma, AL Launch is Free (Unless things have changed) Easy Distance about 6 miles. Expected time on water: 2-3 hours. Anticipate being back by 2:30-3:00 p.m. Rob plans to explore Gunnison Creek for his first time. Gunnison Creek wanders north from Steele Creek Park up about 3 miles before crossing under I-65, then another quarter mile later, it crosses under U.S. 43 where it looks like it gets too small to navigate.
Experience Level: Can you handle 50 degree temperatures for 3 hours? This will be a leisurely exploratory paddle, 2-3 mph average speed.
Second Wind Paddle: For those so inclined, after a short break back at Steele Creek Park, Rob plans to do a second paddle going up Steele Creek and back (less than 2 miles round trip).
Safety Warning: Water temperatures are still very cold. Dress appropriately. You may want to bring a change of clothes along

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 Bay Minette Creek Sunset Paddle
Contact: Rob Nykvist (251) 423-0015
Launch: 3:00 P.M. Buzbee's off Hwy 225 just north of Spanish Fort
Launch Fee: $3
Notes: Easy Paddle / 4-6 miles, about 2 hours on the water.
Leisurely paddle (or pedal) in protected waters. Anyone welcome.1 hour up Bay Minette Creek and then back to watch sunset.
Usual gear plus a flashlight. Dress appropriately for the air and water temperatures.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Thursday, January 8th Majors Creek Paddle
Contact/Leader: Gene Boothe Home Phone: 928-1107
Notes: Gene will lead a morning an 'exploration paddle' to Majors Creek, up to the Alabama River and back. Call Gene for more information

Friday, January 02, 2009

Sunday, January 4th Paddle
Time: sometime in the morning
Leaders: Harriet and Fritz Ingraham
Notes: Advanced skills needed (capable of over 3.5 mph for sustained period of time).Please call if you are interested for exact time and place 604.3741 Harriet; 680.8928 Fritz