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kansas64
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

One Paddle Short wrote:
Glad everyone had a good time. We sure did. In fact we are thinking about not waiting for next winter to set up the next adventure. Stay tuned for a possible paddle cache outing for the summer. We have some ideas we're working on...


My one and only paddle cache, I fell head first into the canoe..maybe I will pass on this one..or get head gear
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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That sounds right up my alley!!! I hope that there will be kayak lessons included in this idea!??


I think that could work out. Looks like we'll be staying closer to home for this one though so you'd probably be looking at more of a drive.


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My one and only paddle cache, I fell head first into the canoe..maybe I will pass on this one..or get head gear


Well, listen, if Mathman can get back on the water after his first paddle cache went horribly wrong you could give it one more try?

Anyway, as of right now we are thinking of setting up a Saturday picnic at the end of the river that goes past this cache: GCJWPT

One of the reasons this cache is rarely found is you either need to coordinate pick-ups or bring a boat AND a bike (like we did). So, we're thinking it may be fun to have a picnic going at the park and help shuttle folks up to the launch site with our trailer so they can float on back to the picnic. Stay tuned for further details...
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

He he, we did that bike thing when we paddled to this cache a couple summers ago. It gets really tiring after a day of paddling, but sometimes, anything for a smiley! LOL

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This sounds good, OPS. Canoeing we can do, if it's pretty much flat water for our boat. And a warm day with picnicking... Cool Cool Cool
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

interested, very interested.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah. What the Rat said.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Time for a new thread on this topic! Sounds fun!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

Lets' do it, OPS! I'm in.
 
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One Paddle Short
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sounds like there is plenty of interest so we'll make this happen. I don't think I'll start a new thread yet as we have no idea of when we would do this. Perhaps we could even make the picnic an event? I know there is the issue of the cache as far as the event goes but I'm sure it could work. Besides there would likely be folks who have no desire to paddle at all who would simply like to do area caches and attend the picnic. I remember Jordan Park as being very nice.

Ah, just thinking about getting the boats on the river gives a little happy on this gray day.

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Canoeing we can do, if it's pretty much flat water for our boat.


The Plover is about as peaceful a river as you'll find. Shallow and kind. There is one portage at Christensen pond. And as I remember it is supposed to be on river left but it was so overgrown we couldn't find anything. We portaged on river right but I wasn't sure if we were supposed to. But, we could even pick you up there if you didn't want to paddle the last section as there is road access.
 
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furfool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dang it! Now I have to talk the wife into letting me get a canoe. I always liked Jordan Park.

Back in '86, there was a turkey there that I think had a crush on me. Every time I showed up at the park, she would come running over by me and walk along the fence with me. When other people would come around it seemed like she would get jealous. My friends and I used to go below the dam there and collect crawdads and take them back to campus for crayfish boils.

This sounds like a lot of fun. I can't turn down an OPS event. I'm already wanting to buy a new bike, so I'll have to work at saving a little bit harder to get that canoe too. Anybody have some pros and cons as to the type of canoe to look for.

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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

furfool wrote:
Anybody have some pros and cons as to the type of canoe to look for.

One person? Two person? Whitewater? Flat water? How to transport it? Kayak? "How long can you tread water?"

Whatever you get, buy a good life preserver and WEAR IT! Can't do its job if it's not employed.
 
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One Paddle Short
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok, ok, I've started a new thread here.

Sounds like this idea will generate some discussions. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sandlanders wrote:
furfool wrote:
Anybody have some pros and cons as to the type of canoe to look for.

One person? Two person? Whitewater? Flat water? How to transport it? Kayak? "How long can you tread water?"

Whatever you get, buy a good life preserver and WEAR IT! Can't do its job if it's not employed.


Two person, however most of the time it would probably be used by just one. Whitewater? I'm not going rafting or kayaking, but small rapids would be ok. May also be used for duck hunting. I like aluminum for its ruggedness but it's noisier. Plastic may be lighter? How well does plastic canoes hold up to ultra-violets? 25 years ago, I used to be able to get up and walk from one end to the other wile fishing in one. I wouldn't think of it now days. Is there a difference in sturdiness as opposed to capsizing easily? I'm not looking to put any type of a motor on it at this time, but does that type of stern have any kind of effect on it?

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