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Turtle Bayou Canoe/Kayak
November 18, 2017, 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Turtle Bayou flows from north to south, draining some 180 square miles in Liberty and Chambers Counties. During the nineteenth century, it played an important role in events leading up to the Texas Revolution. Later, a combination of natural processes and human actions closed off upper Trinity Bay (known until then as Turtle Bay) to form Lake Anahuac. Stream diversions and construction of Interstate 10 brought still other changes. We will begin by paddling south, toward Lake Anahuac and the Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve. After a lunch break at White Park, we will explore several miles of Turtle Bayou farther upstream. Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak, life jackets (required to be worn), and paddles. The trip leader can help you with advice regarding gear rentals from Houston area outfitters, if needed. Paddling time: 4-5 hours, plus breaks for sightseeing and lunch. Difficulty: moderate to strenuous. Recommended donation to the Houston Sierra Club: $10. Trip size is limited. To register, contact Tom Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 869-6026. A detailed trip information sheet will be sent by email to registered participants.