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77292-5516



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Upcoming River Trips

HCC Trips:
Date:
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Title:
Labor Day Weekend on the Sabine
Inclusive Dates:
09/04 - 09/06
Description:
Some of us will meet by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 3rd at Tx Hwy 63 / LA Hwy 8 under the bridge. Early birds; we will shuttle our vehicles Friday night instead of Saturday. However, Saturday, September 4th is the official morning shuttle day and all shuttles (Friday & Saturday) cost about $10 per person (cash only) and begins promptly at 8:00 am. (Usually two morning shuttles.) We will enter the Sabine River on Saturday, 09/04 around 9:30-10:00 to start our weekend trip. We will exit the river on Monday, 09/06 around 11:00 am. or sooner. As many breaks as one wishes to have during this trip! Ths is not a race, it's a pleasure trip! BRING LOTS OF WATER!! Please call Philip Matticks to receive a suggested river/camping list of items to bring and for any additional information you may need. Memorial Weekend was pleasant, more people gather on Labor Day Weekend! Remember; Think Safe, Be Safe!
Skill Level:
Beginner: Familiarity with basic strokes and can make the boat go straight on flat water typically experienced on Armand Bayou, can maneuver the boat on slowly moving water, is aware of basic river safety and can confidently avoid hazards and strainers frequently experienced on Texas' Colorado River or the Buffalo Bayou at a modest flow rate.
Contact:
Contact Philip Matticks by phone 713-826-5705, or by email ptmatticks@att.net


Date:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Title:
Buffalo National River in Arkansas
Inclusive Dates:
9/24 - 9/27 (4 days)
Description:
Let’s paddle the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. We will be tent camping in a National Park, so cost will be minimal. We will depart Houston approximately 5:00 AM, Friday, September 24th and travel to our base campsite in Arkansas and return to Houston on Monday, September 27th. It should be about a 10 hour trip from Houston. If you would be interested in carpooling with me, please let me know that in your email when you join up. Our put-in and take-out points will be determined by the river water levels closer to the time of our arrival. I anticipate that we will be paddling sections within the Middle and Lower Sections for this trip. We will paddle approximately 10 miles (4 – 6 hours) each day (Saturday and Sunday), depending on the current water levels. We will return to base camp each night.

Once I have a finalized list of participants, I will make final adjustments to the itinerary to include specific campsites/river sections to paddle and forward information to the participants. Please let me know if you’ll be joining us on this trip by September 10th, 2010. For more info, check out:
http://www.nps.gov/buff/index.htm
http://www.arkansas.com/lakes-rivers/river.aspx?id=2

Most of the river consists of easy flat water, but in some sections we may encounter Class I-II rapids. The river is not considered to be technically difficult, but it is for adult paddlers who have had some river running experience.
Skill Level:
Intermediate: Knowledge of basic whitewater safety, self-rescue and rescue such as retrieving a pinned boat. Able to capture small eddies, run Class 2 rapids confidently, but challenged by Class 3 rapids such as Cottonseed on the San Marcos at say 300-400 cfs.
Contact:
Contact Sophie Lopez by phone 281-733-9434, or by email slopez@tmhs.org




Three Days Oct 1-2-3

Octpaddlefest at Huntsville State Park

August 29, 2010

Friday Afternoon Oct 1 Check in to your campsite. Evening is on your own to get settled down.I will be housed in a screen shelter. Saturday Oct 2. paddle with<br>friends from all over Texas, Oklahoma,Arkansas. Everyone is invited. Instructors who want to attend will set up own fees/ times for their instruction time for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday will have a catered super of: Sausage on a stick/German Potato Salad, German Red Cabbage,Green Salad, Sourdough Rolls/Bread, Tea or Water, And desert of Chocolate Cake.$10 per Adult/Children This will happen around 5:00 p.m. Group Campfire at 7:00 p.m. Will give location throughout the day. Sunday Morning at 9:00a.m. will meet by the swimming area, canoes/kayaks will float out for a  Sunday Service. All are invited to participate at this beautiful Lake Raven. Very informal get together with all clubs and outdoor clubs from around the state and surrounding states.

I will be at HCC meeting on Sept 8 to give more details.Would like others to give input to this event and help.I've Contacted ACA for information too. Call The Texas State Parks in Austin for your campsite/RV Sport/Screen Shelter/ETC. I cannot arrange for your camping situation, yet come and enjoy the wonderful weather of the 1st of October. Can contact me by leaving message or Paul Woodcock at 713 594 9969. More information will follow and list of people that are helping.

Beginner: Familiarity with basic strokes and can make the boat go straight on flat water typically experienced on Armand Bayou, can maneuver the boat on slowly moving water, is aware of basic river safety and can confidently avoid hazards and strainers frequently experienced on Texas' Colorado River or the Buffalo Bayou at a modest flow rate.

Mary Ellen Zaborowski
832-215-4551
coachz66@hotmail.com


Other Club Trips:

None at this time.


Pool Sessions:

Come and practice kayak and canoe rolls, braces, and wet exits in a pool. Pool sessions are held at 7:00p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Dads Club pool in Houston located on the Katy Freeway (I-10) at 1006 Voss Road. Spotters are sometimes designated for helping perfect the kayak roll. For insurance purposes, all participants must wear a helmet, and a personal flotation device (PFD). Pool Fees are $6 for ACA members and $11 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Christy Long by phone at 281-415-8087 or by email at clong1956@sbcglobal.net.