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.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Mar-10-14 7:47 PM (EST)
I think you remember the boat:
I've got a|
Posted by: deuce on Mar-11-14 10:00 AM (EST)
seventeen foot Ouachita flat back with keel you're welcome to use. Even bring a trolling motor and battery for you. :) Serially, I'll likely have a tandem on the roof that you'll be welcome to if you don't mind paddling a purple boat.
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-11-14 7:45 PM (EST)
And at the put in and take out EVERYONE will disappear..
Ha! If you tried gigging from|
Posted by: deuce on Mar-12-14 9:17 AM (EST)
that flat back canoe you'd be counting fish all day. I hate that thing. Technically it's not even mine but my BIL's, yet somehow it came to live in my back yard. Ah, family. I break it out occasionally when I need to put a bunch of people in boats.
Posted by: peterj on Mar-12-14 11:32 PM (EST)
My lingering winter nap and ever-increasing oldtimers disease have left me unable to find the post that finalized the location for this get-together. Please help an old guy out. Is it the Current or the North Fork?
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Mar-13-14 8:58 AM (EST)
Posted by: deuce on Mar-17-14 11:34 AM (EST)
May 1-3 for me. I'll plan to drive up early enough Thursday to get in a float and stay late enough Saturday to do the same. Looking forward to it!
Posted by: pat2 on Mar-18-14 7:07 PM (EST)
Thanks for the info, Pat|
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-23-14 10:36 AM (EST)
I contacted the trip leader from Prairie State Canoeist Club regarding this trip and he welcomed other paddlers to join to facilitate shuttles and general safety. They do require signing a waiver.
Only about six weeks to go|
Posted by: vic on Mar-23-14 2:40 PM (EST)
and winter should be gone by then, but we came close to snow last year. :-(
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Mar-27-14 2:44 PM (EST)
Just called down to Twin Bridges to give them a heads up on when the group would be down.
Posted by: deuce on Mar-28-14 2:26 PM (EST)
do those of us who are tent (or tarp or hammock or whatevs) camping need to make a reservation? This is my first 'vous.
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Mar-28-14 4:02 PM (EST)
They are pretty easy at Twin Bridges, of course reservations are appreciated but this time of year we don't usually have an issue. If you call talk with Judy 417-256-7507 and tell her you are with Ozark Rendezvous Group - fee is $ 8.00 per night, per person. Or when you get there stop at the store and pay. They typically put our group in the "field".
Short time calendar|
Posted by: vic on Mar-30-14 1:46 PM (EST)
My short time calendar says the Rendezvous is only about four weeks away.
Only a month?|
Posted by: pblanc on Mar-30-14 2:55 PM (EST)
If I don't eat for the next four weeks perhaps I can get into some of my larger paddling clothes.
were having a party|
Posted by: yakjak on Mar-31-14 8:54 AM (EST)
everybody swinging , listening to the music , on the radio...havin a party... Im ready
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-31-14 11:16 AM (EST)
we got more snow and ice and the dirt roads have turned to soup with the frost coming out.
Request for boat moving|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-01-14 10:21 PM (EST)
I put in for the fall week of oct 13|
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-02-14 10:00 AM (EST)
so im good for this year....
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Apr-02-14 7:34 PM (EST)
Jack - I already have my week for October back - so like you I am good to go. But not looking for summer to fly by, but I am looking forward to Spring Rendezvous! See you in a few weeks!
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-03-14 9:06 AM (EST)
Mine's already penciled in!
I've got mine|
Posted by: vic on Apr-03-14 4:26 PM (EST)
I keep my calendar on my computer and sync it with my Blackberry. I've got both the Spring and Fall Rendezvous on my calendar set to repeat each year for the first Wednesday in May and the third Wednesday in October, with no expiration date. Well, except for my own expiration date whenever that may be :-)
has anyone made reservations|
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-08-14 7:59 AM (EST)
I dont remember anyone saying they called..Im still not sure when i plan to arrive. probably sometime tuesday.
Reservations, warming weather ...|
Posted by: puffingin on Apr-08-14 10:02 AM (EST)
This "wannajoinbut..." (refused to call myself a troll) keeps checking here and expects posts will really start to start flying in with only 3 weeks to go. I'll be watching for posts with pictures from the early arrivals and all. Have a great time and don't let thebob cast too many aspersions on those of you there to enjoy some good wholesome camping and paddling. Time to start organizing the potluck?
Just hung up with the very nice lady.|
Posted by: deuce on Apr-08-14 11:22 AM (EST)
She said no reservation per se needed for camping with the group, but she does need to have an idea of when and how many so she'll be sure to have enough room for us but not over-allocate and end up wasting space she could have used for others. So, a phone call to let her know your situation is in order. Looking forward to it!
last falls pot luck|
Posted by: yakjak on Apr-08-14 12:29 PM (EST)
was replaced with what we called a high tea ... but didnt anybody there had any hot or iced tea. I forgot to bring tea and the closest thing i had was sealed inside a bud light can (plural) cans.. it didnt taste as good as a pot luck but as best as i can remember nobody went back to their camp frowning...i can remember being suprised that i didnt trip over my guy lines .. that was odd
Pot luck replaced?|
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-08-14 12:57 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-08-14 1:18 PM (EST)
First of all|
Posted by: vic on Apr-08-14 3:05 PM (EST)
First of all congratulations to Bob for his post "Have a cell phone stuck in your ear?" with 44 responses. I believe that is his highest score ever. Some people on that post seemed to get riled up. You could tell they've never been to a Rendezvous. If they had they would have known that the post was just Bob stirring some shit because the weather was too poor to paddle and he was just bored.
Under the Advice part|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-14 3:54 PM (EST)
the closest cell phone service is up the hill toward Dora.
Posted by: deuce on Apr-08-14 4:04 PM (EST)
Just reread the post asking whether anyone made reservations. Perhaps it should have asked whether anyone HAD reservations as I'm beginning to develop some.
Last year we didn't know when we|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-14 4:17 PM (EST)
were leaving and hence weren't sure when we were arriving. So we did not reserve any campsite.
Posted by: deuce on Apr-09-14 9:30 AM (EST)
I began to have them right around the time I read the first thong comment.
In context thong is funny|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-09-14 10:59 AM (EST)
I doubt there is a thong around..Depends..perhaps. Many of us are grandparents and there is no carousing to excess.. messes up our meds. And people go to bed as most older people do..early.
We've rendezvoused with several|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-14 7:32 PM (EST)
paddling groups and decided that the Ozarkers are the best.
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-08-14 4:35 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-08-14 4:15 PM (EST)
Re: cellphone post
Mud season is more widespread|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-14 4:19 PM (EST)
than I thought and perhaps as deep or deeper in Missouri than Maine.
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-08-14 4:33 PM (EST)
you should not have eaten that worm, Bob.
Today I am bored............|
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-08-14 4:51 PM (EST)
Need another indoor hobby|
Posted by: puffingin on Apr-08-14 5:21 PM (EST)
Bob, it sounds like you need another fulfilling indoor hobby to fill the gaps created when you can't get out to paddle or ride your bike. I first thought to suggest quilting to you but realize it might not be right. Might just bore or frustrate you further if you try to compete with a much more experience quilter in the house. Then I hit on a hobby that would not only be productive but allow some exercise: weaving. Bob the Weaver, got a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Get yourself a nice big loom. Make space in a storage area by getting rid of one or two of those canoes you are hoarding and not using (admit it now: how many times have each been out on the water in the last year?). Set that loom up, once you've got the thread, get it warped or loaded, use a pattern or create your own, and begin throwing that shuttle (the device holding the welt; types include stick, boat, or end find shuttles). You could even weave one of those garments kayamedic was mentioning. whatever it is. Good luck fighting the boredom.
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-08-14 6:03 PM (EST)
The hell with Potluck!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Apr-08-14 11:08 PM (EST)
I will keep this short and sweet. Potluck is a pain in the ass, high tea is much better!! I vote for high tea every night!
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Apr-08-14 11:10 PM (EST)
Stop complaining and get your ass down to the Saint this weekend and we'll get some whitewater paddling in!
Pam can u explain what the rules |
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-14 11:21 PM (EST)
for High Tea are?
High Tea rules................|
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-09-14 12:36 AM (EST)
Anyone Coming From Out West?|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-16-14 10:54 PM (EST)
Debating on a couple canoes and would sure like to pick one up out west. Anyone coming from west of KC?
Not at Rendezvous|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-16-14 11:01 PM (EST)
We will return from Utah/Montana at the end of May with space for one boat.
Can't make it this spring|
Posted by: vic on Apr-20-14 11:49 AM (EST)
I'm going to have to bow out of this year's Spring Rendezvous. I have some things to handle here that can't be put off. Nothing tragic, but must be done now.
Sorry to Hear that.|
Posted by: rhow on Apr-20-14 3:40 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-20-14 5:40 PM (EST)
Sorry you can't make it, Vic. It sounded as if you were looking forward to it quite a bit.
I HATE THAT|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-21-14 8:05 PM (EST)
Maybe you can make a trip down here later? Will miss you, my friend!
The office interferes|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-20-14 5:53 PM (EST)
We can't leave Connecticut before a week from Tuesday.. That makes us too late to get to RV.. a three day drive.
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-21-14 7:32 AM (EST)
Sorry you and Jim won't be able to make it, Kim. Have a safe trip west.
We will miss you Vic!|
Posted by: PamThePaddler on Apr-21-14 9:19 PM (EST)
Vic, so sorry to hear that. If you can make it down this summer let us know and we'll see if we can hook up.