Thought I'd go ahead and start the thread. We agreed to hold the Fall 'Vous the 3rd weekend of October on a permanent basis last year. For newcomers, it's at Pulltite Campground on the Current River in MO. We do day-trips from a base camp. Some arrive earlier and/or stay later.
For those who don't want to camp, Emminence, MO has lodging 30 minutes south:
Also, a physician I know owns a place about 15 minutes away called "Wild Creeks" which is 3 different houses set on Sinking Creek on Hwy A just up Hwy 19 from Pulltite.
Hope to see some of the old crew that missed out on the Spring Rendezvous!
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Ozark arts & crafts festival|
Posted by: ozarkgal1 on May-20-13 11:23 AM (EST)
is on Oct 12 & 13 if you want to go that is the weekend before. If you love crafts and leather wallets etc. it is a fun place to visit. Is at circle B campground, and Terry got a nice leather wallet there and has had it for a long time and it was only ten dollars back then but well worth it. Hope to see you there if anyone is interested.
Think I'll Check This Out ...|
Posted by: vic on May-21-13 10:25 AM (EST)
I think I'll go down there and see what this Fall Ozark Rendezvous is all about.
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Posted by: osprey on Jul-05-13 9:13 AM (EST)
Just now had to call my wife, Gretcha, over to see the photo again. She remembered it from way back when. She was a little concerned about me going off to meet "internet friends" for the first time.
Got My Fingers Crossed!|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jul-05-13 11:44 AM (EST)
Hope to see you!
Posted by: wildernesswebb on May-21-13 10:40 AM (EST)
....I LOVE that picture, Vic!
I love that photo too!|
Posted by: thebob.com on May-23-13 5:29 PM (EST)
My line for the story is...|
Posted by: TexasLady on May-23-13 8:24 PM (EST)
Make a photo postcard of this pic and send it to your family..."Mom, you can stop worrying about me traveling alone. I've met the nicest people while on vacation."
Posted by: TexasLady on May-23-13 8:25 PM (EST)
I smile every time I see this photo and remember the trip and the friends.
Posted by: PJC on May-24-13 7:27 PM (EST)
Gentleman Jay, Jarvis, and ChuckIL made that a great stopover after the regular 'vous. Don't see enough of any of them anymore and they are all first rate folks. Let's hope we see some or all of them this fall!
Posted by: PJC on May-21-13 2:08 PM (EST)
I guess I might also. Probably would be good for me. I was in a dour mood there for a while. But I'm feeling MUCH BETTER now.
Posted by: vic on May-21-13 3:02 PM (EST)
"I'm not dead!"
Posted by: ContainerShip on May-22-13 5:40 PM (EST)
I was reading this at work, saw the picture, and let out a laugh, just as the boss was walking by. Dang...caught in the act!
Posted by: yakjak on May-23-13 7:31 AM (EST)
vacation dates are in the book and will be looking forward to another great vacation w/friends on the current...
Vacation already approved!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on May-30-13 5:27 PM (EST)
October will be here before we know it. Hope to see some of you local folks on the river way before that!
Coming this time|
Posted by: apgoss on May-31-13 2:14 AM (EST)
Hi...yes I am planning on coming for this event...one of my most favorite places to paddle...and in the Ozarks w/ the fall colors changing...WOW
I've had it ...|
Posted by: vic on Jul-17-13 8:53 PM (EST)
Posted by: puffingin on Jul-18-13 10:30 AM (EST)
Hope you can come|
Posted by: pblanc on Jul-18-13 1:10 PM (EST)
It would be nice if you could make it down.
Hot here, too|
Posted by: PJC on Jul-18-13 1:39 PM (EST)
And nobody wants to see a guy with an axe coming when its this hot. Especially the guy. There is just no reason to be chopping wood in this kind of weather.
Depends on wind direction|
Posted by: puffingin on Jul-18-13 8:05 PM (EST)
Pat, If the wind is blowing off the lake, yes, the lake does moderate the temperature. Right now winds are SW (21 mpg with gusts up to 25) so no help right now.
Sweating in CT also|
Posted by: pgeorg on Jul-19-13 9:29 AM (EST)
I did a short run on the Housatonic River in CT yesterday and it was HOT!! On the way home the in-dash thermometer topped out at 102 deg.
rain and wind|
Posted by: puffingin on Jul-19-13 9:34 AM (EST)
Posted by: vic on Jul-19-13 1:19 PM (EST)
Good to hear from you. Somewhat surprised about your heat and humidity. Wasn't it still winter a few weeks ago? :-)
amazing what a few weeks can do|
Posted by: puffingin on Jul-19-13 3:51 PM (EST)
Yes, was very cold and often wet through June. Late getting any gardening going and plants or seeds just sat not doing much. Then, warmer & drier and things started to grow. Now the plants and and the weeds are flourishing.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jul-19-13 4:09 PM (EST)
And I was thinking an escape to the northwoods would be a nice break from our upper 90's? That's o.k., 3 days on the Eleven Point next week anyway. If it's cool enough for trout, it's good enough to keep me cool!
Sorry we couldn't get it together for |
Posted by: deuce on Jul-19-13 4:38 PM (EST)
the Spring back in May/June. There are some fat sassy trout in there. Other fishies too.
Hottest day this summer!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Jul-19-13 9:36 PM (EST)
Today was 98 in STL - hottest day so far this summer, let's hope it stops there. Looking forward to a "cool" down with some rain that is coming in. Hopefully next weekend it won't be raining or hot as I am taking my 3 best friends from childhood down to the Current. Everyone pray for me as they have never paddled. They are all renting sit on top kayaks and I get to play river guide. Can't talk Rob into going, wonder why??? Lord help me!
All together now ...|
Posted by: vic on Jul-20-13 8:47 AM (EST)
Posted by: puffingin on Jul-20-13 9:00 AM (EST)
Posted by: puffingin on Jul-20-13 10:08 AM (EST)
View from my kitchen window. Not today; 2 yrs 8 months ago:
Thanks for the prayers!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Jul-21-13 5:00 PM (EST)
Vic and Ginny, I'll take all the prayers I can get! But Bob has taught me well and I think I can get them all down the river in one piece. I'll let you all know how it goes!
Know you'll make it fun|
Posted by: puffingin on Jul-23-13 10:16 AM (EST)
and a good learning experience for them. Have a great time.
Deep thoughts.........not really!|
Posted by: thebob.com on Jul-23-13 4:31 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Jul-23-13 5:58 PM (EST)
You know as well as I do that all she has to do is bring some John Deere ball caps for them to wear on their heads backwards, and plenty of Bud Lite to swill, and no harm can befall them.
Bob thanks for the reminders!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Jul-23-13 10:16 PM (EST)
Oh trust me we will be having a long "talk" on shore before we even get on the water. They all will have life jackets on as well. Looks like weather is going to be perfect, so a good time should be had by all. If drunks can get down this river with no instruction then I think I can get 3 women down it with what I have learned from all of my paddling friends (no drinking for us until we get back to camp). Wish us luck! Thank God we won't be on the Meramec, crazy people over there. I don't think my friends have heard about the guy being shot to death, which is good, otherwise they may have second thoughts. I'll post how the trip went!
Posted by: Jeep_Gypsy on Aug-02-13 1:09 AM (EST)
Well this is pretty local to me if it's ok with all y'alls to deal with a newbie, I'd like to come join up..
Posted by: pblanc on Aug-02-13 9:43 AM (EST)
Considering the personal attributes of the regulars who attend this event, it is difficult to imagine an individual who would not be tolerated.
Posted by: Jeep_Gypsy on Aug-03-13 10:36 PM (EST)
Thanks I'm looking forward to meeting y'alls.
Posted by: vic on Aug-29-13 12:14 PM (EST)
I'm ready for the Ozark Rendezvous, but it's still seven weeks away.
I'm fairly excited about this |
Posted by: Jeep_Gypsy on Sep-02-13 4:03 PM (EST)
That said is anyone going out next weekend? I'm trying to find a partner to go out with otherwise I'm going to be out somewhere on the Truman lake.
Posted by: bacshortly on Sep-03-13 1:58 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Sep-04-13 10:36 AM (EST)
Can we look forward to seeing you at the Rendezvous?
Posted by: bacshortly on Sep-04-13 11:53 AM (EST)
this group the past several years and would love to hook up with you guys for some fall or spring paddlin.... Timing has been the key, other waters or commitments during those periods.
Posted by: thebob.com on Sep-04-13 12:20 PM (EST)
Can't make the Fall 2013 Rendezouvs?
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-04-13 10:43 AM (EST)
The waters with signs that you're familiar with are not "Administered" by the Department of Interior, the National Park Service, are they? While the folks working for Ozark National Scenic Riverways here in MO are good, hard working people, they can only do what Washington Bureaucrats tell them and allow them to do. I could fill a book on the ridiculous things I've seen take place between Washington D.C. and the Riverways over the decades! I betcha the folks that WORK for ONSR could fill several volumes of such a book!
Sorry, Can't Help Myself|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-04-13 11:03 AM (EST)
But EVERY TIME I think about my favorite section that I THOUGHT was PROTECTED being defiled with a new house, I get furious. And when the NPS put up a SIGN and a FENCE to keep out us pesky rif-raff like us? Well, it just rubbed salt into the wound. That particular gravel bar was one of our "Break stops" during the Rendezvous'.
Know what you mean, Terry|
Posted by: PJC on Sep-04-13 7:49 PM (EST)
Ya' know, when I hear a river or section of river, particularly one I have come to be especially fond of, is declared "protected" or even granted some sort of special status that implies protection of some sort I feel a sense of relief. Management zones requiring a set back along the banks or protections to preserve bird, mussel, or fish species are hard won things that have required a lot of hard work and cooperation of a LOT of people. Its always gratifying, and sometimes a little surprising, to see so many care so much about something we care about.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-04-13 8:02 PM (EST)
....I can't wait to discuss such matters with you "In person" next week!
Posted by: PJC on Sep-04-13 8:50 PM (EST)
Ya' know... One of the first times Darryl & Ginny and I spent some time together (though we were busy) was on the Namekagon (a "scenic & protected" river) trying to bring attention to the 150' power lines American Transmission Company were then trying (and succeeded) in putting up every 250' along a section of that river. BLM opposed it, the tribes opposed it, a half dozen citizens groups opposed it - It was near where Muir and Sig Olson had roots. Gaylord Nelson himself was there. It got all kinds of news coverage.
We'll be there....|
Posted by: miriamcanoe on Sep-16-13 9:57 PM (EST)
Can't wait to see everyone and paddle the beautiful Current River.
Have Missed You Two|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-17-13 8:51 AM (EST)
Will be good to see you again!
Posted by: miriamcanoe on Sep-17-13 11:28 PM (EST)
I remember the day that picture was taken. We sure had a good time two years ago.
Can't make it|
Posted by: pgeorg on Sep-17-13 1:26 PM (EST)
to the Current this fall. I hoped to bring my wife out there to meet all of you and see the very special river that you paddle every fall. But, scheduling will not permit it this year. If age does not close in, and the bank account does not collapse, We'll try to make it next fall.
Will Miss You Too, Pete|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-17-13 4:42 PM (EST)
Hopefully next year and you can bring a couple more New Englanders from Maine with you?
Uh the Volvo would be crowded|
Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-17-13 6:39 PM (EST)
so we will bring another vehicle. Next fall. This fall am in school and also planning some local paddling though I leave for the north shore of Superior again the last week of October.
Ozark Fall Colors Stuff|
Posted by: vic on Sep-23-13 4:04 PM (EST)
The Fall Ozark Rendezvous is a good time to plan an add-on trip to view the fall colors in the Ozark region. If I am lucky I may add on a few days before or after the Rendezvous for such a tour.
Now I’m getting pissed off|
Posted by: vic on Sep-30-13 12:28 PM (EST)
PLEASE CALL REP JASON SMITH|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-30-13 12:52 PM (EST)
Well, I e-mailed Congressman Jason Smith last noc and called his Washington office this morning to express my concern and disgust with congress. I called Ozark National Scenic Riverways and they will show up for work in the morning (and many have long drives to work) and find out if they have to go home. I HOPE EVERYONE REMEMBERS how ineffective congress has been next November! His Washington DC Office number is: 202-225-4404 if anyone else wants to call. PLEASE, all of my friends planning on attending the Fall Rendezvous, you NEED TO CALL!
Ozark Nat'l Scenic Riverways Numbers|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-30-13 7:00 PM (EST)
Here you go:
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-01-13 1:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-01-13 2:01 PM (EST)
...I've been going to Congressman Jason Smith's Facebook page and commenting. He doesn't give a crap that he's hurting his constituents in Dent, Shannon, and Carter counties with this BS.
The plot thickens.|
Posted by: deuce on Oct-01-13 3:04 PM (EST)
According to this the liveries have been threatened with punitive action if they put anyone on the river. Does that mean if they allow people to camp and/or launch/land privately they'll be punished? Certainly seems plausible. Furthermore, the article states that even "rivers that flow through" national parks are off limits. Does that mean if we float by Pultite someone will come drag us off the river? Ay caramba! http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131001/NEWS01/310010077/Popular-national-park-rivers-closed-to-floating-during-shutdown?odyssey=nav%7Chead
Salem district ranger|
Posted by: paddledad on Oct-01-13 5:14 PM (EST)
says that the Mark Twain NF is still open to hunting. IMO, if that's the case, then the ONSR should be open too.
Start thinking Plan B|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-01-13 9:36 PM (EST)
I know we all hope and pray that the idiots in Washington (all of them, I don't care what "party" you support, and really don't care) get a clue and get back to work, working for us the people! I think everyone needs to remember that we the people put them there and if we don't like it next election we get them the hell out. Ok - this post isn't about politics but about a Plan B just in case. Anyone have any thoughts? I just looked at the level on the North Fork of the White and it is at 2.59 which is low, but doable, rain would help, but I am not seeing much of that in the forecast. Thoughts, comments??????
OK, this is ridiculous|
Posted by: paddledad on Oct-02-13 4:33 PM (EST)
Call me stupid. I'm determined to float MY Current River in defiance of the ban.
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-02-13 5:50 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddledad on Oct-02-13 9:44 PM (EST)
Only going by what the person who picked up the phone at Carr's told me, Bob. As of right now, sometime next week it's my intention to find out.
North Fork as Alternate|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-02-13 12:35 AM (EST)
I was thinking the same thing. I know the one access is NFS, but that's it. At least we know we can camp at Twin Bridges. I guess that's one benefit to so much private owned land, huh?
Here's Some North Fork Pictures....|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-02-13 12:40 AM (EST)
....with water at those lower levels for comparison. The nice thing about those water levels is no contorting and canoe limbo to get under the bridges!
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-02-13 12:42 PM (EST)
Might be our best bet, let's give it a little more time and see what the "idiots" in D.C. decide to do. I say we the people fire all of them and start over - LOL!
how it affects people...|
Posted by: TexasLady on Oct-02-13 8:13 PM (EST)
David told me about an NPR radio program today. He said this guy has been waiting 10 years to get a slot to go on the Colorado River. His dream of a lifetime. Finally got his slot and paid the outfitter $3000. Spent mega bucks getting his family outfitted, getting his kids out of school, making reservations and travel plans. Has spent THOUSANDS of dollars for this trip...and guess what? You know the answer...trip is now off due to the shutdown.
gasconade is a big long river |
Posted by: yakjak on Oct-02-13 8:26 PM (EST)
dont know if its any good ..but Wally said somthing to me about paddling it once...it seems theres alot of water in that great state of MO. sureley we can find a good alternative if the National Park Unservice closes the Current
MO State parks?|
Posted by: PJC on Oct-02-13 9:26 PM (EST)
Well, Bob and Paddledad....|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-03-13 12:42 AM (EST)
.....Carrs, Windy's, Aker's, et al are licensed by the NPS. They have to abide by their rules. Stinks, it does. And Round Spring is no longer a State Park, but NPS since ONSR came into the picture decades ago. There IS Current River State Park (the old Alton Club) above Roundspring. Not sure where you could park downstream, though?
Posted by: paddledad on Oct-03-13 8:59 AM (EST)
Thanks WW, guess I never looked at the signs. Public campgrounds aren't my thing. I guess I could try Montauk, but it would be pretty bony up that way. And if someone's going to come thru the shallows to arrest me, I need some deep water to flounder in.
Just throwing this out|
Posted by: paddledad on Oct-03-13 11:46 AM (EST)
A good option for the Meramec would be to camp at Maramec Springs. Great secluded campground, lots to do. Catch and keep trout fishing in the spring branch, historical ruins and close to St. James for non-campers. Also close to I-44 for out of staters. Good access points for 10-15 mile floats both above and below the spring.
Posted by: TexasLady on Oct-03-13 12:58 AM (EST)
Golly gee...closing the national rivers and parks is one of the stupidest things I've heard of. Will the national highway system be next? Will the national guard put up roadblocks or barricades to freeway entrances? Stupid, stupid, stupid. We need less power in the government, fewer politicians, and a lot more common sense.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-03-13 9:37 AM (EST)
"We need less power in the government, fewer politicians, and a lot more common sense." This same game of "Chicken" is why we lost the campground at Akers during the Reagan years. Pulltite was less busy when Akers had a campground. The NPS spent tens of thousands to tear apart the campground rather than let the Maggards at Akers take the fees, empty the trash, and mow the lawn.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-03-13 5:08 PM (EST)
I've actually trout fished at Meramec Springs a few times. Pretty place. Meramec as an alternate site would suit us. As I said, Huzzah and Courtois are also in the area. Sounds like a good alternative?
here is a map|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-03-13 5:51 PM (EST)
Meramac is really too low!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-03-13 7:12 PM (EST)
Meramac is at 1.74, Rob and I usually paddle that at 2,5 to 3", you would be doing a lot of dragging . And Huzzah and Courtis will be REALLY LOW. Not sure that is a great option, and it's just an ok river. I still think North Fork at low level is better than Meramac at low level! We still have some time for the "idiots" to get it together !
Pam is correct|
Posted by: paddledad on Oct-04-13 9:09 AM (EST)
Wait for response from Pam|
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-04-13 12:22 PM (EST)
Sounds Like A Plan|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-04-13 12:34 PM (EST)
North Fork is a nice river even if the water is a little low IMHO.
North Fork Update-Need input from folks|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-04-13 3:51 PM (EST)
North Fork OK with me|
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-04-13 4:54 PM (EST)
I would prefer the Current if things work out, but I am not optimistic.
I'll be there|
Posted by: vic on Oct-04-13 9:13 PM (EST)
I'll be there, wherever there is, most likely Tuesday afternoon.
It's all good|
Posted by: paddledad on Oct-04-13 4:43 PM (EST)
Guess you missed the smiley face.
Vikings still get to torment others when|
Posted by: Yanoer on Oct-04-13 11:25 PM (EST)
North Fork Votes|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-04-13 4:17 PM (EST)
Well, two votes from us. We are planning on a Tuesday arrival and Friday evening or Saturday morning departure since I have family coming to the farm on Saturday. I've paddled the North Fork at present levels and it's similar to low water on the Current like we've had the last few years.
BTW Shorter Falls Paddle|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-04-13 4:27 PM (EST)
Boyscout and I found a dirt road access about 30 minutes above the Falls. Only about a 2 hr paddle, but......
Not sure about Jim?|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-04-13 4:31 PM (EST)
I was in a store when Don called me back, but obviously Jim sold but not sure why. Maybe he is moving on to bigger things in life!
Posted by: deuce on Oct-04-13 5:02 PM (EST)
I'll be up that way from 10/12-10/16 with an Arkansas Canoe Club group. The original plan was to be at Pultite most of the time and meet up with Pnetters as they arrived. Maybe that will still happen, but here's my (and some others') contingency plan. We will float camp the Eleven Point from Greer to Riverton Saturday night/Sunday (12th and 13th). Richard's Canoe has confirmed we'll be able to launch. I've never floated that stream, but the float camp we plan to stay at is only accessible by water, so they'd have to want us out of there bad for there to be a problem. Assuming Pultite is still locked down we'll go from Riverton to Boiling Springs Campground on the Big Piney. I'll stay there until I have to go home on 10/16. Where I paddle is up to me, so I may be able to join some of you on the North Fork one day. It's a bit of a haul, but only around an hour I think, which is doable. I'll definitely do the Big Piney at least one day, and if anyone wants to join me (us; may be others from my group) or even camp there I'd be honored. I believe most of the others plan to camp at Twin Bridges later in the week; Wednesday or Thursday as I recall. Of course if this nightmare ends in time I'll be base camping at Pultite as originally planned, but I just wanted to let everyone know what else was going on. It's a shame we can't count on our leaders to lead, but I refuse to let that prevent me from enjoying fall in the Ozarks. Take that, gubmint!
Rewind & replay.............|
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-04-13 5:51 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-04-13 7:02 PM (EST)
Check with Pat D. regarding Bryant Creek as I believe he has poled a good section of it. I am pretty sure that Pam and Rob told me they fished some of it.
Posted by: pat2 on Oct-04-13 9:07 PM (EST)
I saw very little of Bryant Creek. I poled up a little over a mile and it was too deep. Could have paddled the Merlin up it easier than poling. I can't remember where I put on. It may have been Sycamore. It was a wide, uniformly 3 to 4' deep river with a steady current a lot like the North Fork. I checked several access points and it looked about the same each place I checked. Remember, the rivers were up and flowing, so it may be very different now. If you were very adventurous and had enough water, Fox Creek looked like a challenge. Probably a lot of strainers, though. Have fun.
im ok with North fork|
Posted by: yakjak on Oct-04-13 9:09 PM (EST)
will be happy to paddle the spring river while im there as well if anyone is game ... but i dont want to camp there lol...(the spring) Fn trains.... i plan on arriving sometime Tuesday in time to paddle.i hope but like everyone else the current would be my first choice if at all possible but thats not looking too good is it ..whats great about the Ozark Rendezvous is the family of paddlers that show up...Its going to be a great week no matter where its taking place.. im looking forward to seeing you all..
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-04-13 9:24 PM (EST)
Rob and I put in at Hwy 95 low water bridge and we got out at Sycamore. I would not suggest doing this section as it was low water and slow and LOTS of strainers, (we had to walk boats over LARGE TREEES several times). Heck we were only a mile in and almost turned around and walked back up stream. Things opened up once a creek came in and we didn't have the strainer issue and we had water. Bryant is supposed to be a great fishing creek and that is why we were out there. I don't really remember how the fishing was because it was so frustrating with all the strainers plus it poured down rain several times. I was just happy to see the take out. If I were to do it again I would start at Sycamore.
Posted by: rhow on Oct-04-13 9:47 PM (EST)
Pulltite or Twin Bridges. Tues or maybe Weds.
I'll be coming down|
Posted by: PJC on Oct-04-13 9:56 PM (EST)
to wherever it is we meet at. I'd prefer Pulltite, but Northfork is OK as a backup. I'll check in here before I leave and will, of course, be following the news. Only way it could screw up is if the shutdown ends while I'm on the road with the radio off. Not likely.
Some Current River access open?|
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-05-13 9:35 AM (EST)
Per the post from Jim Anderson on this Facebook page it would appear that some Current River access might now be feasible: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissouriScenicRivers/
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-05-13 11:02 AM (EST)
I know from several other posts that Terry has talked to the folks and Akers and they are not allowed to put anyone on the river and people are getting ticketed if parked on gov't land. Not sure how well you could get to the river from other "county road" access points. I for one am not looking to get a ticket or my car towed. I know Terry is at work this weekend but maybe since he knows the Akers folks the best in can inquiry on Monday. But I'll be honest I am not getting a good feeing.
Current River closed!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-05-13 10:28 PM (EST)
Plans for Upcoming Fall Rendezvous|
Posted by: apgoss on Oct-06-13 12:10 AM (EST)
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-06-13 11:58 AM (EST)
Not sure you really need to make reservations since this will be a last minute decision. And if you do and cancel not sure if you could get your deposit back. I told the new owner Don this would be last minute and he said that was fine.
I Talked to One of the Maggards....|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-06-13 10:47 PM (EST)
....on Friday. We discussed a few options, like launching from the bridge at Cedar Grove, a few spots on the Jack's around Emminence, etc. Problem is parking and possibility of a "Ticket and a Tow"
ONSR Park Ranger|
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-07-13 6:41 AM (EST)
I was able to contact one of the furloughed park rangers through Facebook. He said he would attempt to get clarification from the Chief Ranger regarding the comments attributed to Superintendent Bill Black that appeared on Facebook. His understanding based on what he was told when he was sent home is that the Park (and river) are closed. He said if he finds out differently he will contact me.
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-08-13 9:20 AM (EST)
This was part of an email received by the aforementioned furloughed Park Ranger from the ONSR Chief Ranger yesterday:
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-08-13 2:38 PM (EST)
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-08-13 4:52 PM (EST)
Posted by: jhb8426 on Oct-10-13 12:45 AM (EST)
The other part that really "confuses" me is that most od these areas are not staffed during normal operations, so why is it so urgent to keep people out now, other than to drive home the point of how badly we need them???
I don't suppose |
Posted by: Tazz on Oct-08-13 6:14 PM (EST)
Anyone have access to a helicopter? Never to late to begin your seals training.
North Fork it is!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-08-13 9:29 PM (EST)
So I think from the post that I am seeing it looks like we are going to Twin Bridges. If nothing happens with the "idiots" I will call Don at Twin Bridges on Sunday to give him a heads up that folks will start arriving.
Just called Twin Bridges!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-09-13 12:06 PM (EST)
We are set to go. There are several other groups/clubs that will be there the same week we are but they have plenty of room. So when you arrive stop at the front and tell them you are there and with the Ozark Rendezvous Group and they will direct you to camping spots which will be in the field. If you need electric she has one spot reservered for us right now as I know Laurel and Tom will need that. If anyone else needs electric please call down there to reserve a spot just so you know that you'll have. The phone number is 417-256-7507 and I spoke with Angela who has all the info and my contact info.
Cafe also open!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-09-13 12:19 PM (EST)
Forgot to mention that the cafe at Twin Bridges is open!
Good news bad news|
Posted by: loon on Oct-09-13 1:01 PM (EST)
Good News... started my new job today. Bad news... started my new job today. This means I will not make it to the rendezvous until Friday evening. But I will make it. See you all there.
Have fun whereever you end up.|
Posted by: puffingin on Oct-10-13 11:20 AM (EST)
Can't help but watch this thread and feel some of the anger, frustration and even disgust you are feeling. Can't come and join you but I want to send my sincere wishes that you have a good time paddling and telling paddling stories, tall or otherwise, as you get together. The rendezvous is a time to celebrate with others who similarly appreciate paddling on the beautiful waters we have been blessed with.
Hope to visit with y'all|
Posted by: oc1cajun on Oct-10-13 3:30 PM (EST)
About 6 - 10 of us from the Arkansas Canoe Club will be at Twin Bridges and hope to meet some of you. We were at Pulltite just as you started arriving last year, got to meet Pete Blanc, Pat from Indiana, Brian. We are from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas. I really enjoy pnet!! You've helped me choose a couple of boats and just keep up enthusiasm for paddling. We're staying at Boiling Springs and paddling Missouri's Big Piney Sat/Sun if anyone is down early.
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-10-13 4:37 PM (EST)
There will be folks from our usual group at Twin Bridges from at least Tuesday through Sunday. Someone might even show up on Monday.
can I come?|
Posted by: camprcrafter on Oct-10-13 5:50 PM (EST)
Now that it is moved to Twin Bridges I can probably make it for Friday Night-Sunday. if there is room.
Plenty of room|
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-10-13 6:02 PM (EST)
Our group has typically been camped in a field in the back along the tree line that runs along the river. There is lots of room back there.
You will have a great time|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-10-13 7:51 PM (EST)
I can't make this one..budget is NOT that elastic for a three thousand mile voyage but you will meet some mighty fine people who will help you if your arse is ever in trouble on the water.
Bell or Mohawk?|
Posted by: miriamcanoe on Oct-10-13 10:27 PM (EST)
I haven't paddled the North Fork before. I know there are some small rapids. Anything bad that will eat my Wildfire up?
May Be a Little Boney|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-10-13 11:30 PM (EST)
I'd bring the Mohawk. I'm bringing royalex, Margaret will have her kevlar Flashfire, but it's not exactly in the same condition as your Wildfire.
Mohawk or Wildfire|
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-10-13 11:32 PM (EST)
I have both|
Posted by: miriamcanoe on Oct-11-13 11:00 PM (EST)
Solo 13 & Solo 14. Carl heard on the news today that the shut down may be lifted. Any one heard anything about the Current River and the possibilty of paddling there?
Last I heard on shutdown|
Posted by: vic on Oct-12-13 1:07 AM (EST)
It seems backroom discussions on a deal are taking place. Most mainstream news sources I checked on the web are saying that if a deal is reached Congress would not vote on it until Tuesday the earliest. Monday is Columbus Day a federal holiday.
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-12-13 1:18 AM (EST)
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-12-13 8:52 AM (EST)
I agree with Vic I say we stick with the North Fork. I know some folks will start arriving on Tuesday and I am sure they would like to know where to go, my opinion is North Fork. We will be there sometime on Wednesday.
See you there.|
Posted by: miriamcanoe on Oct-12-13 11:27 PM (EST)
We will be there around 6:00 or 7:00 Wed. evening.
Missouri Governor to open Current River|
Posted by: miriamcanoe on Oct-13-13 3:59 PM (EST)
I called to cancel my reservation at the cabin I was to stay in next week this morning and the lady said she heard on the local news that the Governor was going to open the Current River. Has any one else that lives in Missouri heard about this? She was going to talk to a ranger that lives near her and get back with me later today.
It's still a BIG GOTCHA|
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-13-13 5:28 PM (EST)
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Oct-13-13 6:33 PM (EST)
Yes, it is true that Gov. Nixon has told his staff to put together a proposal to open the Arch and the Ozark Scenic Riverways. But the state has to pick up the tab and they will NOT be reimbursed. I am sure there would have to be a vote of some sort. As a person that lives in Missouri I don't want to foot that bill, money needs to be used elsewhere. Also all the parks on the Current that are overseen by the feds are in off season as of 10/1 so that means camping is free anyway, so not like they are going to make any money there.
Posted by: PJC on Oct-13-13 6:56 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-13-13 6:59 PM (EST)
Posted by: vic on Oct-13-13 8:58 PM (EST)
Got the Forester more than half loaded. Need to put my clothes bag, camera bags, paddles, PFD in the car and the canoe on top tomorrow morning. Then heading out for Twin Bridges on the North Fork of the White.
Posted by: miriamcanoe on Oct-13-13 10:25 PM (EST)
is the day we arrive....late. Look forward to seeing everyone. BTW the lady near the Current said she went and checked this afternoon and one barricade was up and one was down....so maybe they are halfway shut down.
Miriam Et Al|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Oct-13-13 10:36 PM (EST)
Fer the love of rivers...|
Posted by: PJC on Oct-14-13 7:09 AM (EST)
Heading out... cranking up the volume.
Posted by: thebob.com on Oct-14-13 12:57 PM (EST)
Posted by: yakjak on Oct-14-13 2:37 PM (EST)
houses of the holy is loaded and ready to play first on my way down tomorrow..Steeley dan to follow.. I wonder who got to take digger home last spring? Or if hes planning a return this fall? when i get home from work today, im going to finish packing and load boats... take the beautiful wife out for Chinese and gas up the truck.... Im ready for some chicken train ...it may motivate me ,my sorry ass needs motivation....see yaall real soon... ramblin jack
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-14-13 4:21 PM (EST)
What you need is a damned good paddling.