I know its early to even be thinking about this but I wanted to turn in for vacation before i get it snatched from me .... What are the dates? ... couldnt remember ..Im ready to get winter over with thats for sure....
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Interesting question Jack|
Posted by: vic on Dec-17-13 1:27 PM (EST)
Standing date for Spring Ozark Rendezvous is first week in May on the North Fork of the White River at Twin Bridges Campground. The “official” first day of the Spring Rendezvous is Thursday, but many folks show up earlier than that.
Either date would be OK with me|
Posted by: pblanc on Dec-17-13 3:47 PM (EST)
insofar as I am no longer a useful member of society, and assuming I survive the winter.
You're right Pete|
Posted by: vic on Dec-17-13 4:13 PM (EST)
Deer Meadow is correct
Spring rendezvous on the Buffalo|
Posted by: yakjak on Dec-17-13 9:43 PM (EST)
Really I don't care where we have it ... I just want to see everyone there again... Upper Jacks fork is awesome id do that again in a heartbeat... I did miss paddling on the current last year..... As the date draws nearer I'm sure there will be lots of good ideas on who what when where and why......but I need a dat so I can be sure to be there 1 st or 8 th
First Weekend of May|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Dec-17-13 10:58 PM (EST)
So, some will get there a few days early in April but still, the official first weekend is when we planned.
Thanks Terry |
Posted by: yakjak on Dec-18-13 9:36 AM (EST)
For clearing that up for me ... I will put in my vacation request tonight.. I will gladly paddle anywhere the group decides ..
Posted by: pblanc on Dec-19-13 12:50 PM (EST)
You and I need to paddle.
You are right Terry|
Posted by: vic on Dec-18-13 12:30 PM (EST)
First week in May is the standing date and I agree we should stick to it. I just wanted to point out the unusual date circumstances for this year and clarify any potential confusion. Good to have it cleared up.
C'mon Down Here, My Friend....|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Dec-18-13 6:56 PM (EST)
....I'll show you some open water!
Dates April 30 - May 4 |
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Dec-26-13 4:34 PM (EST)
I agree with Terry we stick with first weekend of May (that second weekend is Mother's Day, wouldn't work for us or others I am sure). I am planning on April 30 - May 4. I am also going to put my request in for fall, which we agreed upon 3rd weekend, which would be October 15-19. I would love to do the Buffalo but understand if others aren't interested. If we decided on the Current, don't wait to long to make that decision because you'll have to reserve camping, you have to reserve starting April 15. I love the North Fork, from talking to the new owers where we camp will stay tent camping, and that time of year you won't see a whole lot of folks yet anyway.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Dec-26-13 11:49 PM (EST)
You know, since we agreed to do North Fork in Spring and Current in the Fall so maybe we need to keep with our plans? Yes, it would put us 3 times in a row on the North Fork, BUT it's still a pretty darn nice river in it's own right. And helping the new owners get some extra business in their first full season may be a good thing? Plus, they do have the dining which means less cooking and cleaning and more time to paddle and listen to the story tellers! And, don't forget we found that nice run on Bryant Creek too. So, I think maybe stick with the Northfork?
Sounds like a plan |
Posted by: yakjak on Dec-29-13 7:03 AM (EST)
There are other rivers close by as well the Spring , jacks fork and eleven point could be a meet up for early or post paddlers
Glad to know the dates|
Posted by: MadCityGal on Jan-04-14 10:38 AM (EST)
I'm hoping against hope that I can make it to the spring rendezvous. I've missed a couple. The subzero weather we are experiencing up here only makes that itch feel even harder to scratch!
Vacation Dates are in!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Jan-07-14 3:56 PM (EST)
I put my vacation days in, in my mind that will help move it along faster! These freezing temps are for the birds, I am SO ready for spring!
Posted by: vic on Jan-07-14 5:36 PM (EST)
I'm assuming you mean Penguins
I Got Mine Covered....|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jan-08-14 12:24 AM (EST)
....last week too, so date is set for me!
Anyone arriving early?|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-12-14 3:24 PM (EST)
It looks as if I will likely paddle in the Eleven Point race on Saturday April 26 and camp in Alton, MO that evening. I am certainly not going to drive back to Evansville only to turn around and drive back to south MO a day or two later, so I expect I will be in the area as early as Sunday April 27.
Posted by: yakjak on Jan-13-14 11:34 PM (EST)
I will be there as early as Monday and hope to paddle Jacks fork or other rivers depending on water levels
Pete, Jack et al|
Posted by: deuce on Jan-14-14 9:16 AM (EST)
Some of my ACC buddies will be up that way the preceding week. Wouldn't be at all surprised if some of them were still around when you arrive. Here's that conversation in case you're interested.
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-14-14 6:08 PM (EST)
Posted by: deuce on Jan-15-14 8:56 AM (EST)
it's very kind of you to consider the welfare of us innocent Arkie and Texarkansan paddlers, and I must say it's a nice change of pace to for once be thought of as misleadees rather than, uh, misleaders, or something like that?
I will try ---|
Posted by: pat2 on Jan-14-14 8:01 PM (EST)
Wish I Could Do Early|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jan-15-14 10:54 AM (EST)
But I didn't even notice the Eleven Point date being right before Rendezvous; no way I can get 2 weekends in a row off. Maybe we can make it Tuesday?
If there are any|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-15-14 11:06 AM (EST)
bums, blackguards, miscreants, malefactors, reprobates, rapscallions, scoundrels or scalawags who think they might arrive Sunday or Monday and feel that their reputations cannot be further besmirched by associating with me for the purposes of paddling, send me an email.
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-15-14 12:34 PM (EST)
You forgot hellions, buffoons, carpet baggers, highwaymen, rake hells, libertines, trolls, dwarves, gnomes, ponzi men, scamps, barn burners, gypsies, assassins, tramps, con artists, trespassers, and poachers.
I didn't forget|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-15-14 12:53 PM (EST)
I don't associate with "that" type.
Posted by: deuce on Jan-15-14 1:33 PM (EST)
Apprentice, or jester? Pretty sure I qualify as both at any given time taken within the context of the subject at hand. Also, not to put too fine a point on it, but you forgot "blowloggers". I'm not personally guilty of any such shenanigans, but under extreme duress I could probably cough up the names of many who are.
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-15-14 1:53 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddledad on Jan-15-14 2:22 PM (EST)
Since you put it that way|
Posted by: paddledad on Jan-15-14 2:16 PM (EST)
Posted by: deuce on Jan-15-14 2:32 PM (EST)
and flammable paddlers. Last May (at least the calendar said it was May; I'm convinced it was actually December)at WW school rumor has it there was a blow log exhibition which rumor has it was followed by an impromptu coal walking session. Rumor further has it that a certain paddler known far and wide for his commitment to safety and a conservative approach engaged in said coal walking except he or she chose to run and consequently ignited his or her down jacket. Said ignition, which quickly escalated to immolation, prompted vociferous instructions from the crowd to "stop drop and roll!" He or she was not injured and I was not present (at that campsite). As I said, rumor has it.
Posted by: PJC on Jan-15-14 3:42 PM (EST)
will not deter me. IF I can get down early and paddle I will. But its better to make money when I can if I can. Won't know till much closer to the date so I can't commit now. Its a near certainty that I'll be there but I can't guarantee when or if I can bring down a Perception Dancer for Pat2.
No need for a Dancer|
Posted by: pat2 on Jan-15-14 7:19 PM (EST)
Thanks for the offer, Pat, but you don't need to bring a boat for me. I will come up with one. Looking at one this Saturday as a matter of fact. Now, if anyone has a used spray skirt, ww paddle, or helmet to get rid of, I might be interested.
wow Pete |
Posted by: yakjak on Jan-15-14 3:07 PM (EST)
I didnt realize we had such an effect on them Ozark paddlers...I gonna bring more booze this time ....
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-15-14 6:48 PM (EST)
I hope I am allowed to come|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-15-14 5:12 PM (EST)
Posted by: PJC on Jan-15-14 8:14 PM (EST)
Just to get started, here are some I've been trying to work into comfortable paddling related sentences. The big question is if I can retain them well enough to compose a sentence using them while sampling Bob's mescal. And I hope I don't have to cordelle my canoe the next day.
Hey Pat can I paddle tandem with you|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-15-14 8:42 PM (EST)
while pounding on your xiphoid? Not only will you be in pain when it breaks..you will probably barf.
Posted by: PJC on Jan-15-14 9:03 PM (EST)
to run me over first. Time you medical type paddlers get through with a fellow there'd be naught left but flinders.
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Jan-15-14 9:15 PM (EST)
And who gave me that evil shit - oh yeah BOB. I don't think I was the only one a bit shit faced, I think your wife JoAnne was doing a pretty good job just on the wine alone. And plenty of the "boys" were there with me.
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-16-14 12:23 AM (EST)
JoAnne is a lightweight.
How the mighty have fallen|
Posted by: vic on Jan-16-14 1:01 AM (EST)
It was only about a dozen years ago I gave you guys a taste of Tullamore Dew, a nice smooth Irish Whiskey. A few years later I introduce you to a gentlemanly taste of real Port for after dinner. Now you’ll drink anything with alcohol, even Mescal. Please forgive me for what I have done.
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-17-14 10:31 AM (EST)
that you are still sore about me pushing you and your boat under that tree.
To be fare|
Posted by: Boyscout on Feb-05-14 4:37 AM (EST)
Just from the little play time I had in Pats canoe.i imagine it(or Pat) needs very help in tipping over.
I have to admit |
Posted by: yakjak on Jan-16-14 8:17 AM (EST)
that was the best, HIGH TEA, I ever was a part of..that fellow Mes Cal, was a funny s.o.b. I hope he shows up again this year..
Mr. Mes Cal|
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-16-14 10:57 AM (EST)
I think I can say with some degree of assurance, that Mr. Mes Cal will likely make another guest appearance at the upcoming rendezvous.
Bob if I can get away|
Posted by: yakjak on Jan-16-14 12:29 PM (EST)
we will paddle the current before then..
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-16-14 12:48 PM (EST)
Sounds like an outstanding idea to me; keep me in the loop. I sorely need some paddling time; bet you do too.
let me know|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-16-14 1:24 PM (EST)
If you guys plan to paddle in February. There are a couple of guys from Minnesota who are interested in paddling around that time.
mohawk xl 13 is sold|
Posted by: yakjak on Jan-16-14 3:22 PM (EST)
i wouldnt consider going to the current river without at the very least giving you a call Pete....
Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-16-14 6:16 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-16-14 7:05 PM (EST)
If you foresee an opening in your schedule for February that would appear to coincide with less than frigid weather predicted, let me and Bob know and we will try to accommodate you. Come March I anticipate getting busy with some other commitments.
I wanna go!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Jan-16-14 8:31 PM (EST)
Can anyone invite themselves?? I wanna go!
Posted by: yakjak on Jan-17-14 8:42 AM (EST)
do we need to start scheduling a winter ozark rendezvous? ....
Pete and friends I haven't had the |
Posted by: deuce on Jan-17-14 9:37 AM (EST)
pleasure of meeting yet, there's a strong possibility of a February repeat of December's expedition, albeit possibly on another reach. Not sure yet. That's what we usually do in February, but we're missing our usual January Buffalo trip, so my crew may want to make that up instead. Will keep you posted.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jan-17-14 10:28 AM (EST)
....could do it earlier in the week this time? Only have a few weekends a year off. Can't believe I've not done a winter overnight this year.
Terry, the last trip was atypical.|
Posted by: deuce on Jan-17-14 10:35 AM (EST)
Our MO M.O.:) is to put on Saturday afternoon and take out Monday. These trips are deliberately timed to coincide with bank holiday weekends. We usually do the Buffy MLK weekend and the Current President's Day weekend. This works for me because I get those off and works for the other guy who usually goes because he pretty well sets his own work schedule provided he has enough notice and home schools his son. Is your work schedule such that you could meet us midpoint some time on Sunday?
It might be best to start a new thread|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-17-14 10:33 AM (EST)
for anyone who has interest in a February trip in either the Missouri or Arkansas Ozarks.
Planning on coming...|
Posted by: apgoss on Feb-03-14 11:17 PM (EST)
I am planning the same dates of the 1st weekend in May...nice to have in place so we can make plans!!
Posted by: Rena on Feb-13-14 2:56 PM (EST)
I can't wait to see you all and any river will be fine. You know I love camping at Pultite so any chance to paddle there is a blessing. North Fork is good paddling--just wish we had more of a community arrangement for the camping, instead of all in a line.
Dawt Mill dam|
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-07-14 11:13 AM (EST)
Does anyone know what the current status of the Dawt Mill dam is?
It was last year|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-07-14 11:49 AM (EST)
Will Have To Find Out|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Mar-07-14 12:11 PM (EST)
It is the PP bridge|
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-07-14 2:18 PM (EST)
But I don't recall there being much, if anything, in the way of parking there, but I have not investigated it much.
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-07-14 12:13 PM (EST)
I had not seen that response.
We will be on our waay to Utah|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-08-14 8:40 AM (EST)
May 1-4 and can stop by. We wont have a suitable boat..I think our UL kevlar is not quite what the North Fork demands. We will be on the way to paddle both the Green and the Upper Missouri.
There will probably be a boat|
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-08-14 10:08 AM (EST)
I usually bring both a tandem and a solo boat as my wife does not usually want to paddle every day.