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P.O. Box 925516
Houston, Texas

The Houston Canoe Club 

is a Paddle America Club

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Next Meeting Announcement

March 9, 2011, 7:00 pm

Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas


North side of Bissonnet, first driveway just west of Hillcroft.
First building entrance on the left past the football field.
See the map below for more details.

Kevin Carpenter
Houston Canoe Club member Kevin Carpenter will present an "over the top" picture program of his recent trip down the Grand Canyon with fellow members Jim Barton, Robert Killian and Billie Corbin

According to Carpenter it was the trip of a lifetime.  "After 10 years of herding my permit through the system I finally got lucky. Nov 27 to Dec 13, for 17 days, 5 HCC members + 3 others descended 226 miles of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. We overcame many calamities; headwinds, crow attacks, oar loss, a raft floating away, and a raft puncture. But we traveled slowly through an unfolding wonderland of canyons, narrow side canyon hikes, a fickle river of towering rapids, exotic flora, fauna, geology, heart-stopping vistas, and a carpet of stars at night. We suffered neither flips nor swimmers, and we'd all do it again tomorrow."
A consulting optical engineer by profession and a Houston native, Carpenter has traveled most Texas rivers, the San Juan, the Potomac, and the Rio Grande.  "I am compelled to paddle, bicycle, hike, camp, and explore. What's next?"

Please join us for what promises to be a terrific presentation.

Left to right: Robert Killian, Jim Barton, Billie
Corbin (seated), Kevin Carpenter, Randy Hazan

Map of Bayland Community Center:  (Click for more details)  

Be sure to set this date aside on your calendar, then come out to support our speaker and club.