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Houston, Texas

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May, 2019

Champion Lake Public Use Area
8:00 AM
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Paddling time: 3-4 hours, plus breaks for sightseeing and lunch. Difficulty: moderate. Recommended donation to the Houston Sierra Club: $10. Trip size is limited. To register, contact Tom Douglas at
908 Robson Street
9:00 AM
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Date and Time: May 25, 2019
Run Shuttle at 9:30 am.
Done approximately 5:00 pm.

Location Address:

Put in: Howell Canoe Livery
908 Robson St
Columbus, TX 78934
(979) 732-3816

Take out: 1200 Front Street
Columbus, TX 78934

Registration: Registration is required. Please register by noon on May 23rd, 2019

Payments Required:

Howell Canoe Livery charges $5.00 / boat to launch. Everyone should be prepared to pay Howell directly.

Trip participants who are not current ACA members must pay $ 5.00 for ACA event insurance. Be prepared with cash to pay the trip coordinator.

There is no limit on the number of participants for the event.

Registrant Type: Everyone is welcome but please register ahead of time.

Brief (one sentence) description: Columbus Loop Memorial Day Weekend Paddle

Full description: This paddle will be on the 6 mile Columbus Loop on the Colorado River. At normal flows, this trip is suitable for paddlers of all ability levels. The put-in and take-out are relatively easy. This is an excellent trip to introduce non-paddling adults or children to paddling. The Club will provide a cake and watermelon for everyone on the trip. Since this is intended to be a beginner friendly event it will be canceled in the event of a high river flow rate or a severe weather forecast.

The shuttle plan will be finalized once we know how many people are participating. Please note that if you have not paddled the Columbus loop since Harvey we are using a different put-in and take out than in the past. Organize your own arrival time so you and your vehicle are ready to shuttle at 9:30 am.

Howell Canoe Livery will require everyone using their launch to sign their waiver. Save yourself time by printing it out and filling it in ahead of time. Howell Waiver

Skill Level: Beginner based on the HCC definitions