Wonderful wonderful WATER

In the Elm Fork for the Eco Tour…..

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Ah the promise of a new day on the river…..

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and the smiling faces of the paddler too….

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All because of that wonderful thing called water….

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& when I say they come out the woods to paddle…

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I’m not kidding!

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We have the safety talk online now…for those who have

Ahem……issues without their phones…..but we have

a secret to making them think nature…..

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KAYAKING!!!

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Duh!

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So we had GREAT flow

Got to chill a little on the river

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Learn about nature, water and on this trip, thanks to

Heidi and her science club, Energy too….

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And just so you don’t think were all work and no fun…

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and we even found a little mom and daughter 2 step time

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& it was close tell it started, in this case youth was fast!

but in the end it was “ ALL GOOD”

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Check out the way to many photos below too!

A big thanks to Karen &Steve for safety support

along with digital photo support too!

 

 

Thanks to the Reece’s for sharing the kids with us!

 

 

Join us next month November 15th for you little paddle

in paradise with you friends at KayakPower!

 

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Need your students, employees, team or friends on the

water for a complete de stressing?? give us a call!

20 October 2014 08:29 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Wonderful wonderful WATER

In the Elm Fork for the Eco Tour…..

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Ah the promise of a new day on the river…..

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and the smiling faces of the paddler too….

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All because of that wonderful thing called water….

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& when I say they come out the woods to paddle…

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I’m not kidding!

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We have the safety talk online now…for those who have

Ahem……issues without their phones…..but we have

a secret to making them think nature…..

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KAYAKING!!!

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Duh!

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So we had GREAT flow

Got to chill a little on the river

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Learn about nature, water and on this trip, thanks to

Heidi and her science club, Energy too….

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And just so you don’t think were all work and no fun…

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and we even found a little mom and daughter 2 step time

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& it was close tell it started, in this case youth was fast!

but in the end it was “ ALL GOOD”

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Check out the way to many photos below too!

A big thanks to Steve for safety support

along with digital photo support too!

 

 

Thanks to the Reece’s for sharing the kids with us!

 

 

Join us next month November 15th for you little paddle

in paradise with you friends at KayakPower!

 

20141018_122414

Need your students, employees, team or friends on the

water for a complete de stressing?? give us a call!

19 October 2014 09:05 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

U S Open Tri report

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we staged some of the kayaks up near the hotel…

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And a few near the water…..and speaking of water….

WATER LEVEL

425.85

Feet MSL

Monday, October 13, 2014
   8:30:00 PM
Level is 9.65 feet
below full pool of 435.50

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A historic low would be 10 feet..

.35 more feet and the lake is the lowest

since December 1, 1968….

1968…Dang!!!!

Yes that’s us dragging kayaks over 100yrds to water!

 

OK back to the race..

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It’s funny the public face of what we do is small and looks

simple but your factor in the Life Guards, the USCG,

The Dallas Fire Dept, the race coordinators

and the complex dance we do with several hundred

swimmers in the water…at the same time,

takes a special team, crossed trained in different safety

disciplines and procedures and cross communication

platforms over water and you start to get the idea.

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We get up before the sunrise and most of the time are on the water to greet the sun..

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We work as a team & hope for the best but plan for the

worst…

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and paddle float and ride despite the weather conditions

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and do it all so all the races can have a fun and safe race

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Thanks to Randy, Mike Fred and all the USCGA

The Dallas Fire Dept and the awesome boat,

Monica, Daniel and all The City of Denton LifeGuards

Staci and all the cool folks of Paytri and of course

Jack and Pacific Sports Too!

14 October 2014 12:28 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Successful S 4

Yup…it was cool and wet and rainy and we still got it done!

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And yes even when it’s inclement, we have the worlds

BEST

VOLUNTEERS!

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and some of the cutest too, in my humble opinion!

So only two cleanups left to join us for the getting trashed

fun…Saturday September 8th 2014

and the last one for 2014

 

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and the 1st 25 folks get the 12 13 14 T shirt too!

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and stand by for our Lake Ray Hubbard Jones Paul Jones

Park cleanup !!!!

Stop dreaming & START paddling!

 

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13 October 2014 20:41 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Successful S 4

Yup…it was cool and wet and rainy and we still got it done!

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And yes even when it’s inclement, we have the worlds

BEST

VOLUNTEERS!

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and some of the cutest too, in my humble opinion!

So only two cleanups left to join us for the getting trashed

fun…Saturday September 8th 2014

and the last one for 2014

 

12.13.14

and the 1st 25 folks get the 12 13 14 T shirt too!

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and stand by for our Lake Ray Hubbard Jones Paul Jones

Park cleanup !!!!

Stop dreaming & START paddling!

 

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13 October 2014 20:40 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

did you know?

BLOOD MOON

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is coming….

We’d normally get our boats out and watch this from

“the water”

Kind of get in touch with our more primal

feeling of the paddling experience

However this one starts in the weeee

hours of the am….

 

Just just in case your not sure about getting up

and on the water very early…below are the highlights

 

Local times for eclipse in Dallas on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Penumbral Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 3:17 AM
Eclipse as seen from earth
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.

Partial Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 4:18 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.

Total Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 5:27 AM

Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.

Maximum Eclipse
Oct 8 at 5:55 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.

Total Eclipse ends
Oct 8 at 6:22 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse ends.

Moonset
Oct 8 at 7:31 AM
278°West
0.0° below
Not directly visible
Below horizon

Special thanks got the good folks at

http://www.timeanddate.com/

we use them all the time to help us plan!

7 October 2014 14:42 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

did you know?

BLOOD MOON

100714 a

is coming….

We’d normally get our boats out and watch this from

“the water”

Kind of get in touch with our more primal

feeling of the paddling experience

However this one starts in the weeee

hours of the am….

 

Just just in case your not sure about getting up

and on the water very early…below are the highlights

 

Local times for eclipse in Dallas on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Penumbral Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 3:17 AM
Eclipse as seen from earth
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.

Partial Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 4:18 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.

Total Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 5:27 AM

Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.

Maximum Eclipse
Oct 8 at 5:55 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.

Total Eclipse ends
Oct 8 at 6:22 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse ends.

Moonset
Oct 8 at 7:31 AM
278°West
0.0° below
Not directly visible
Below horizon

Special thanks got the good folks at

http://www.timeanddate.com/

we use them all the time to help us plan!

7 October 2014 14:41 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weekend wrap up….

Ah, back in a kayak and not behind a desk…unless your

office looks like this…..

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or like this……

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That what we see at the swim support for Tri Daily

on Lake Grapevine about 715am on Sunday……..

 

Or we can reel backwards to Saturday on Lake Lewisville

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That’s what we see doing support with Play-Tri!

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Need to feel your backside in a kayak? What to get paid

to paddle?? 

Check out all the photos and join us on the water!

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Thanks to KJ and her trusty G 4 Active, that keeps on

shooting these awesome sunrise shots……

 

This SATURDAY the 11th is S4!!!!

Don’t get trashed without us and Yes it’s wet cleanup!!!!

K

P

C

6 October 2014 19:44 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

We liked it so much last time…

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We did it again…….

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and again……..

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and…..well you get the idea…..

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This time we weather man lied….it was GREAT Weather!

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and due to that rain a week before we river was up too!

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And speaking of river level, all those shoreline landowners with illegal intakes of 2 to 10 inch pipes (10 inches…really!)

We have photos of your locations and yes were going to share those with the water boards in your area!!!

And on another note…..Thanks to Don’s for sending his crew out to collect trash from the river…we saw 5 hardy men with large bags of trash, no if we can just get the school and that other guy to do the same, perhaps we can get the river back to good health!!!

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meanwhile back at the Hats fun……

We had daughter and dads do that kayak things…

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With great results…

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We did have a booboo on Broken Bone…..

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But…it didn’t live up to it’s name…just a sprain

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But then again..sprained bone just doesn't have the same ring to it…..

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and despite the challenge of orthopedics…

we made it a great weekend for all!

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So get your group together and join us for

paddling adventure with KPC!

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Get a drink and a comfy chair and check out

over 2000 photos of the fun below…

 

 

 

The End!

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2 October 2014 12:56 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Hats V #1

OM Gosh,,,,can you still have this much fun and still…

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Be LEGAL???

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Of Course you can when your with HATS & KPC!!!!

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The fun is included along with the Dad and Daughter time.

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In addition to the fun we would like to thank the San Marcos river for continuing to be the oldest continuous flowing spring in the lower 48 and for providing the best part of

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kayaking……..W H I T E W A R T E R !!!!!  yeah!

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So we could go on an on about the cool clear water or the fun we had at the nature redesigned Old Mill rapid or any of the other rapids, the skills we learned or the new friends we made but there is an easier way!

Check this out……

if a inch was a ton of fun we had this MUCH FUN!

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Check out all the photos below!

 

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1 October 2014 08:31 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

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