Things are lining up so that I could be at the Rendevous on Tue-Thur (30th to 2nd) (actually arriving Mon night). Just wondering who might be available for paddling on Tue,Wed, and Thur and if I should plan on being at Twin Bridges those days or if there is some pre-event paddling at another location.
Info is probably buried in the other thread but I just did not want to try and wade through all of that.
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Posted by: pblanc on Mar-27-13 7:17 AM (EST)
There was some talk about the possibility of doing a trip on the Buffalo in Arkansas, or some other relatively nearby river (such as the Eleven Point in southern MO or the Spring in AR) either before or after the Rendezvous but nothing has been set and it will depend on water levels on the Buffalo.
Posted by: pgeorg on Mar-28-13 7:24 AM (EST)
I am thinking of going and it would|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-28-13 7:36 AM (EST)
be early too.. but I have to see if I can swing a second long trip in six weeks.
Cabins are really trailers!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Apr-10-13 4:36 PM (EST)
Posted by: pgeorg on Apr-11-13 7:07 AM (EST)
Thanks for the warning. My expectations are not high. I'm taking a "cabin" to avoid being in a tent should one of the formidable squal lines come through while I'm there. Just too old to deal with high winds and torrential downpours in a tent.
Posted by: vic on Mar-28-13 11:16 AM (EST)
Plan on getting there Monday night or some time Tuesday afternoon. So I can't wait to paddle the morning after I arrive. It's been a long time since I had a canoe on the water.
No words to describe|
Posted by: deuce on Mar-28-13 11:56 AM (EST)
how bummed I am to miss this. Don't know how to make a frowny face emoticon, so imagine one here.
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-28-13 1:37 PM (EST)
The hollow side goes up.
Posted by: vic on Mar-28-13 4:31 PM (EST)
I may be getting old but I do remember that the hollow side goes up. What I'm not sure I remember is HOW to keep the hollow side up.
Vic, take your naps|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-28-13 7:04 PM (EST)
ill be early|
Posted by: yakjak on Mar-31-13 11:24 AM (EST)
sun. evening or monday early and would like 2 paddle over on the 11 point mo. and spring river arkansas both rivers are not to far from rendezvous headquarters.. should have reservations in soon... A Vacation Sure Sounds Good Right Now.... jack
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-31-13 4:42 PM (EST)
I don't know that paddling both the Spring and the Eleven Point, or a multi-day trip prior to the Rendezvous would work out for me, but I could probably meet you Sunday evening and plan to paddle either the Eleven Point or the Spring (I would prefer the Spring) on Monday and then head to the Rendezvous that evening.
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-02-13 4:35 PM (EST)
I will be happy to meet you at twin bridges ,river ton or at the Putin on the spring either mon. Or someday evening ... Hopefully we can paddle the blue river or sugar creek beforehand and discuss it
How does this sound?|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-10-13 2:56 PM (EST)
We should probably make some definite plans, even if they are tentative. I made reservations for Twin Bridges campground arriving Monday April 29. It is about a 6 hour drive to Mammoth Springs Arkansas from Evansville.
Posted by: vic on Apr-10-13 5:02 PM (EST)
Although I can't make it down there for the Spring, I hope to arrive at Twin Bridges by Monday night and ready to paddle on Tuesday.
Composite boats on the Spring river |
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-10-13 9:50 PM (EST)
Oh man up, you weanie.|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-11-13 8:38 AM (EST)
That's what they made duct tape for.
Posted by: gremmie on Apr-11-13 9:49 AM (EST)
is too thick on those ugly assed boats anyway. They need some whittling down.
I am bringing an ugly assed boat|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-11-13 10:03 AM (EST)
Your description...not mine.. Call it ugly to its face and DragonFly will bite yours!
Yes and no|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-11-13 10:29 AM (EST)
Is there a prize|
Posted by: pgeorg on Apr-11-13 6:58 PM (EST)
For the ugliest assed boat? If so, I think I have a winner.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-11-13 11:41 PM (EST)
....that prize would go to Margaret's Starfire. But, at least it aint as ugly as it was!
Not even close! My ugly Lady Bug|
Posted by: Yanoer on Apr-12-13 1:25 AM (EST)
that I paddled at the 2011 fall Rendezvous is the ugliest boat ever paddled on the Current. I defy anyone to show an uglier boat.
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-11-13 12:01 PM (EST)
Question for Bob|
Posted by: vic on Apr-11-13 2:21 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-11-13 3:15 PM (EST)
does completely covering a green boat with red duct tape make it go faster?
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-11-13 6:22 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-11-13 6:41 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-11-13 6:59 PM (EST)
if I wrap myself up completely with red duct tape will I go faster?
Posted by: vic on Apr-11-13 8:45 PM (EST)
OK Bob, I think I understand about red and green boats and duct tape (as opposed to Red Green and duct tape.)
Let's find out|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-11-13 11:07 PM (EST)
Posted by: vic on Apr-11-13 11:26 PM (EST)
Sorry Kim but my racing days are about 40 years behind me. Now I am a confirmed lollygagger - just ask Bob.
If you wrap yourself................|
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-11-13 11:34 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-11-13 11:47 PM (EST)
But I thank you anyhow|
Posted by: PJC on Apr-12-13 7:22 AM (EST)
I don't think I've ever seen another blue Blackhawk of any kind. Blue-green, but not blue.
Argosy? Though I am not bringing 3|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-12-13 9:44 AM (EST)
boats to Rendezvous. I would have to buy something.
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-12-13 12:33 PM (EST)
you should try paddling Bob's MRC Flashback.
with brown and gold duct tape|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-12-13 1:11 PM (EST)
so it doesn't get lost...
Finally, the well deserved disrespect|
Posted by: Yanoer on Apr-12-13 1:21 PM (EST)
for the Ugly Bug.
Posted by: PJC on Apr-12-13 1:56 PM (EST)
But it moved along right well. Maybe there should be a new racing class set aside for such color schemes? Or maybe just a "most creative color scheme" class of canoe competition.
There are no ugly boats|
Posted by: Boyscout on Apr-13-13 10:45 PM (EST)
Just board that are handled ugly.Some people in the rendezvous group that make any canoe look good. I'm not one of them.
That's what's wrong with my RX |
Posted by: Yanoer on Apr-12-13 1:27 AM (EST)
Yellowstone Solo and Blackhawk Zephyr - they're green. No wonder they're so slow. I thought it was me.
Posted by: deuce on Apr-12-13 9:10 AM (EST)
there are all sorts of colors and patterns available in the Duck tape line these days. A few months ago I decided to see how one of my boats would look wrapped in their camo design. Haven't seen it since.
Posted by: vic on Apr-12-13 10:59 AM (EST)
Maybe it's hiding with Bob's camo paddling pants.
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-12-13 8:07 PM (EST)
on the canoe that thebob.com brings.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-12-13 10:46 PM (EST)
...ask Bob what "Brown" can do to for HIM (LOL)!
Hey Terry ...|
Posted by: vic on Apr-12-13 11:03 PM (EST)
you beat me to it.
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-12-13 11:09 PM (EST)
I have visions of us all covered in stinky brown. And that would not be purty.
What brown can do for me?|
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-12-13 11:40 PM (EST)
The rest of the story|
Posted by: vic on Apr-13-13 12:38 AM (EST)
I KNEW That Was Coming|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-13-13 5:25 AM (EST)
Posted by: vic on Apr-13-13 9:10 AM (EST)
Ya know the UPS commercial only talks about logistics. They never mention ACTUALLY delivering the package.
Yes Pete that works for me |
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-12-13 8:26 PM (EST)
Why dont we meet at many islands take out and we can transfer a boat and head up to the dam.... noonish ...
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-26-13 9:08 AM (EST)
I just wanted to confirm that I am going to meet you around noon next Monday at Many Islands campground on the Spring River in AR.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-26-13 10:43 AM (EST)
I'll be distracted trying to teach my Basic Arrhythmia class Monday just thinking about that!
just don't HAVE a basic arrythmia|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-26-13 2:35 PM (EST)
v fib and canoeing do not mix.
I'll Just Have Sinus Tach....|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-26-13 10:40 PM (EST)
....with a few PAC's, Kim, as the adrenalin and dopamine surge in my system while I'm thinking "I could be paddling on a river I never paddled before with my buds!"
Posted by: loon on Apr-26-13 2:15 PM (EST)
I'll be down Sunday late afternoon. I already have reservations for Sunday night at Twin Bridges. Peter, I may just meet you guys Monday at noon at Spring.
Posted by: pat2 on Apr-26-13 3:13 PM (EST)
Wow, Ramblin Jack, Pete, and Brian. I plan to make it too. I will be at Twin Bridges Sunday night and Many Islands by noon Monday.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-27-13 5:25 AM (EST)
Likely to be up with all the rain of the last 2 weeks. Supposed to have another 2-3" today, so may have some pretty high water:
Posted by: Boyscout on Apr-27-13 11:27 PM (EST)
With levals like that i don't expect to drag. have second thaughts about paddling yes.
my plans have altered slightly..|
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-27-13 7:45 AM (EST)
i wont be arriving until Monday but plan on meeting at many islands at noon. Mom has decided not to go to my sisters in Bentonville ...So I decided not to leave until Monday morning....saves me 12 hours of vacation time ...but commits me to Sunday at work ...yuck... Glad to see that Pat and Brian are coming early...That is just awesome.. Looking forward to seeing you guys.. as well as all the rest of this years rendezvous participants.. cant wait.... ramblin jack...
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-27-13 2:33 PM (EST)
How high is the water?|
Posted by: Boyscout on Apr-27-13 5:01 PM (EST)
Posted by: pat2 on Apr-27-13 6:47 PM (EST)
Maybe we can get lucky and catch the upper Jacks Fork at a runnable level. It is 45 miles from Dora to Mountain View, so it would not take all day to get there. Anyone know the minimum level for an enjoyable float on the upper Jacks? Prongs down to Hwy 17 or maybe Blue Spring?
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-27-13 7:38 PM (EST)
Spring might be too high|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-28-13 6:36 AM (EST)
As of this AM, the Spring River is running about 10 1/2'. It looks as if it just peaked and is starting down but there is a 30% chance of rain for the area today.
Upper 11point option|
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-27-13 8:04 PM (EST)
How long is the run above Greer springs ? That could be a neat higher water paddle option for Tuesday....Brian your an 11 point veteran , what do you think? I'm not sure of how long it would take to get there from twin bridges but would surly be comparable to the Jacks if water levels were to high there
Posted by: Boyscout on Apr-27-13 9:18 PM (EST)
Upper Eleven Point|
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-27-13 9:54 PM (EST)
Spring River is too high for me.|
Posted by: pat2 on Apr-28-13 6:52 AM (EST)
agree with Pat Email sent |
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-28-13 12:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: pgeorg on Apr-29-13 6:44 PM (EST)
Well, I'm overnighting in Memphis with only another 3 - 4 hours to go...so I'm going regardless of the water levels. I'm glad I bought lots to read and am wishing I was still drinking beer.
lots of crap coming down the |
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-29-13 8:13 PM (EST)
Meramec close to St Louis.
Posted by: pgeorg on Apr-30-13 6:52 AM (EST)
Posted by: loon on Apr-30-13 10:55 AM (EST)
Did jacks fork from 17 to Bay Creek yesterday. 84 with slight breeze, what a day. Only way it could have been better is if more people were with us. Jack, Pete, Pat and I are doing Prongs today.
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-30-13 11:16 AM (EST)
Let us know how it goes; conditions should be great up there at CFPS & height it's running.
I'm not sure how to interpret the gauge|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Apr-30-13 1:43 PM (EST)
Posted by: PJC on Apr-30-13 1:55 PM (EST)
Not being from around there and not intimately familiar with all these rivers at all these levels... I just have to wonder, "Is the North Fork high as it was two years ago?" Dawt's Mill dam underwater and "the falls" with a number of runnable slots rather than the standard one with the double-ledge on the left? But then I guess I'll just have to go take a look. Tomorrow evening, with any luck.
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-30-13 3:32 PM (EST)
I concur with guideboatguy's assessment.
Posted by: Loon on Apr-30-13 7:08 PM (EST)
God level for Prongs. No events and a few play spots. Wish it would have been about 4 miles longer. See everyone tomorrow.