Monday, June 29, 2009
The Picnic was waiting for us, thanks to Mark, and it was excellent. You'll have to look elsewhere for pictures of the picnic itself - they're somewhere out there in cyberspace.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Nineteen boaters showed up for the 2009 summer kickoff of the OKCC Beginner Progression. We ran the classic Barton to Carver, but at 1500-1600 on the 3Lynx gauge, there were only a few good eddies to practice in, and fishermen had taken over one of them.
Thanks to numerous safety boaters, there were only a few minor yard sales and no real carnage. Note to new boaters: Have floatbags actually in your boat and attach all outfitting.
Most of the swims happened while practicing eddy turns, but as a major point of the trips is to provide a safe environment for practicing boat handling skills, that was great. Keep up the good work!
We had an interesting collection of IKs and hardshells, but no canoes this trip – although canoes are welcome. Keep in mind these trips usually don’t stop for lunch.
It was great to see both new and old faces on the river; please come back next month.
July's trip – subject to river levels – will be McIver to Paradise Park. If time permits, we’ll do it twice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org the week prior to the event for up-to-date information.
Beginner Progression Schedule:
July 12 - McIver to Paradise – subject to water conditions
Aug 9 - TBA
Sep 13 - TBA
Oct 11 - TBA
Nov 8 – TBA