LLELA Rescheduled Have a Happy Easter

Sadly were going to reschedule this Saturday’s

LLLEA tour

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to May….. same 3rd Saturday, same time, same river….

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We would like to wish you all a

Happy EASTER Holiday!

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And we look forward to paddling with you again soon!

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18 April 2014 10:20 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Stonebridge Tri

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Yup it was the b**t crack of dawn….

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Back to bed maybe….NOT!

                  we were itching to get on the water!!

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    And when we did, guess who decided to join us?

1. Lots of brave Tri athlete's

2. lots more of mother natures wind

 

If you guessed 1 or 2…YOU’RE A WINNER!!!

 

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I know the pictures don’t look bad but check this out

the wind data for 4/13/2014 in McKinney was steady at 12

with gust at over 30…that MPH!!

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White caps with the tops being blown off…nice…..

but thanks to the hardy soul that is a tri racer and a few

good men…

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and women too…

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It turned out to be a great race for everyone!

Check out the photos below…

 

18 April 2014 10:13 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Chance of a slight breeze….

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     At Lake Whitney with the friendly folks from Hats!

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the focus was balance, which could be a lesson for us all!

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So we had some fun and learned to kayak …..

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Played some games and such…

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and mastered some river skills too,

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despite the water temp!

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See the slight breeze in the background..

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Check out all the fun photos and the silly videos too!

 

Paddle break…

 

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13 April 2014 20:39 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Weekend update!

It’s a BYOK

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bring your own kayak

to S4

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Saturday April 12th

4100 W Lawther Dr

Dallas, Texas 75214

9am to 11am

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Ground based only

This 2nd Saturday

unless you BYOK!

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Volunteers Needed, and also some

p a I d volunteers needed too!

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We looking for water support for both

swims and tri events in the N TX area.

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If you have race support experience or just a skilled and experienced kayaker or have taken our classes or training and like to get paid to paddle, please…contact us!

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Text your interest and qualifications to 214 669 1663

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11 April 2014 09:06 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

wereeeeeee baaaack…….

 

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And it was a blast, in fact I can’t wait to go next year…

or at least the next year they have water in the river…

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83 miles of the best canyon    river run this side of the grand canyon of course

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check out river house, it was very cool and historic too…

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this was the view from the front porch looking out toward the river and across at another human shelter that was occupied  somewhere in the area of ad 900 to 1200 and its still here!

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Just FYI we take a couple of rafts and several kayaks too.

Now back to that water thing…. it seems the Indians have been working in a irrigation project for the last several years and it was launched on April 1st this year, so the farmers can now grow money crops in the desert.

In fact they plan to water some 110,000 acres for 2014

Here’s a quick review of the CFS levels that I have had in the last 3 trips…

 

2006  3300 CFS Sand Island to Clay Hills

2012    980 CFS San Island to Clay Hills

2014   507 CFS San Island to Clay Hills,

When we visit with some of the people in and around Bluff

they are very concerned that the days of rafting the San Juan are numbered, in fact some are saying unless the upper watershed has a series of record snowfall years in a row, 2014 my be the last……..that’s sad!

This area has some of the best preserved and most cherished rock art and the best way to get to see if is from the river.

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After I get the sand out of all the gear I’ll be happy to provide a complete river report including all the hikes and rapids too!

 

A big Thanks to KJ for fielding the phone when I was tripin!

 

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10 April 2014 21:07 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

going………..going………

Gone                            Rafting in Utah…

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                           On the San Juan River

 

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So……ooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

If you have a issue or concern with…

Your long term rental

Your extended kayak loan

Your sports event

Your school event

Your group event

Future support or rentals

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

 

Contact

KJ at  kjw33162@gmail.com

or

972 971 6329

KJ will chat with you or have

another instructor contact you directly.

 

See y’all soon!

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I HOPE!!!!

28 March 2014 07:59 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Friday fun at the Pool

It may be cold water in the lake but the water is just fine

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At the pool!!

Join us at Texins Activity Center

645pm to 845pm

Drop in only $ 20.00

Intro 2 Kayaking still only $ 125

Get tuned up and ready for live water in Texas!

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Stop Dreaming and Start Paddling!

21 March 2014 11:44 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Livin on LLELA time…

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We had a great day despite the forecasted rain, in fact.

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We beat the rain by and hour!

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We also had good water, good ducks & a good time too….

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Can you see the smiling faces?

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Trust me …that guy in the white shirt had some fun!

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We did a google track that you can fly down the river with

us… were working on making it small enough to post!

 

We also find out what the heavy machine noise

is that back behind the shale beach…

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Why it’s important & we respect recycling..

We also prefer this view instead

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or this one

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or…..

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or of course….

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Thanks to all our LLELA friends and supports too!

 

16 March 2014 20:08 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

flipping good time…

Pool Time at Texian’s   a brief review…….

Warm Clear & Clean water…..nuf said…

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I asked another Instructor Trainer once

what’s the best place to teach rescues and rolls

He said the “the pool, because you can see!”

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He was right!

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Person to person or boat to boat plus it’s a very

friendly environment too!

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Put your head together with us and become your inner

Kayaker!

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Check em all out including Ken’s pre roll hip work in

glorious sequence!

 

16 March 2014 13:01 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

We Cleaned up….


With a little help from our friends………………………..

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So thanks to each and all for the brave face in spite or

THE WEATHER, that was…ahem  C O L D!

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We even had our heavy lift boat out last Saturday!

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I know it does not look like a lot of trash, but the city’s

trash vender came by twice and took some before our

photo set…Sad smile

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A big thanks for our volunteers who make getting trashed in

a kayak look so easy!

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NEXT S4 

April 12 2014 9am till noon..

9 March 2014 13:55 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

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