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Each month we feature a personal profile of one HCC member, as a way of getting to know each other better.  And this month presents...

Terri Morgan

Birthplace?  Hermann Hospital

Age?  Can't tell you everything

Marital status?  But I will tell you this; Single
2 brothers, 2 sisters, nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews, lots of cousins.
Office Manager-Oil & Gas Company

What other hobbies do you have? 
Fishing, hunting, arts & entertainment, food, books, movies, symphony, excursions, too many others to list.

How did you get started canoeing?
My friend Sandy introduced me to the sport. The first place I paddled was Lake Woodlands.

How many years of paddling experience do you have?  
I have been paddling for about four years.

What boats do you now own? 
I own an Old Town Vapor 12.5 sit in kayak and a Folbot Yukon folding kayak.
What is your favorite place to paddle?

West Texas. 

Do you prefer a canoe or a kayak?


Do you prefer a single blade or double blade paddle?



What do you like most about the sport? 
The adventure. You never know what you're going to see next. 
What do you like least about the sport? 
Having to carry the boat a distance to the put in.  And a muddy put in or take out.
What is an important safety tip?
Always be prepared.
Why do you paddle?
Get away and being with nature.
If you could do a fantasy tandem paddle with anyone you wish, with whom would it be?
My pal J, who passed away a year ago.
What was your best moment ever in a canoe?  
In my kayak, surviving the trip down the Pecos river with low water.  I really learned how to paddle and maneuver. 
What was your worst moment ever?  
On a trip down the Pecos river, my kayak got wedged between rocks and filled with water.  It was like pouring water from a pitcher into my kayak.  I had to pull out all my gear that was floating and take it to shore. We couldn't bail the water as it was pouring into the kayak so we un-lodged it from the rocks and I floated with it down the river until I could get to the shore where I could dump the water.  I didn't know a kayak full of water would still float. Underwater.  Needless to say when we finally made camp that evening I had 1 pair of semi dry clothes.  That's it. Even though I had dry bags, everything got wet.  The saving grace was, we camped on a ledge by a tree which I named the fashion tree. I had every piece of clothing, bedding, etc. hanging from the tree, drying.  While packing up the next morning, I noticed a few undergarments were missing......hmmmmm
Anything else you would like to say?
My motto is "Life is short, eat dessert first"!