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GSC 2016

Our very own Addison is selling Girl Scout cookies and you

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can avail yourself today, easily in fact by contacting her

Dad Brian

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That’s her Dad in the Grand Canyon in 2015

 

Also check out how others around the world get there kayaking on!!

Dam kayaking 2016

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7735242.stm

…looks like 53 seconds of fun to me!

 

 

Volunteers Needed

for race live water safety swim support

Pool training starts in February do not miss the fun!

pool kayaking 2016

 

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24 January 2016 14:30 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Burrrr……..

So what were we thinking??

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Sorry I’m having an embedding issue with live writer….

https://youtu.be/8PkaT8dKXf0

 

Yes it was really letting the water run downstream……

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So we put in at the pavilion and it was almost……almost

surrounded by water, in fact it was so high….we almost

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had a floatable trail from the pavilion back to the beaver

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pond, we were only stopped by a short section that was

really overgrown and thick with briar vines.

 

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We had a good birding day, with the highlight being the

Bald Eagle. This time he let us get to within 30 feet, twice

but despite the closeness we were only able to get this

photo, he refused to overfly us, period.

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With so much more area flooded we had to search for our

put in but right as the rain started we figured it out. To bad

we did just paddle on Sunday it was 59 cloud and windless!

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Check out the artistic touch of these too!

 

Or Check out these ordinary same ol pics too!

 

17 January 2016 16:34 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

ECO TOUR THIS SATURDAY

Saturday January 16th 2016

As you know the ACE has been releasing a ton of water in the last

few weeks and as such we will be paddling the flooded

trails this weekend at LLELA.

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I’m not sure if you have heard about the Dam…..

http://interactives.dallasnews.com/2015/lewisville-dam/

or

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Lewisville-Lake-Dam-Not-at-Risk-of-Failure-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-362502811.html

Or have checked the water release……..

https://youtu.be/FI72DWr4jeE

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv/?site_no=08053000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060

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But you can meet us at LLELA for a 10am paddles wet

trail float that’s an out and back for a couple of hours…..

 

We’d love to see you there but must also warn you about

 

THE    

W E A T H E R

 

Observation as of 6:25 pm CST

 

52°F Feels Like 50°

Clear

Wind NE 8 mph

Humidity 48%

Dew Point 33°F

Pressure 29.82 in

Visibility 9.0 mi

UV Index 0 out of 10

Saturday….

Wind NNE 14

Light rain and possible snow flurries

Temp 41 true feel 32  YIKESSSSSSSS!!!!!

Dress for success     est water temp is 55

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Yup……sporty conditions to say the least!

15 January 2016 18:00 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

After the clean up Dixon Branch run

1st here are a few more photos from Steve of the S4 too.

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Thanks Steve, did I mention I have the best Volunteers??

I’m thinking of re titling this blog entry to:

“It pays to Paddle with KPC!”

So Todd asked about a little fun paddle after the S4 and

it took very little to convince me, heck the wind was only 14 mph out of the NORTH, light chop and blowing the tops off the waves, why not??

So after an uneventful open water crossing we hit the creek and did we find the birds!

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Who knows their woodpeckers in Texas??

 

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Snowy Egret anyone?

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perhaps a Great Blue?

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Yes it was not near as windy in the creek…

 

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interesting fungus…

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can any one identify this??

 

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pronounced “Sycamore….”

the size is really impressive when you consider the

person holding the leaf has a 8 &3/4 oval head too!

 

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I’m not sure where he found it…

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Any ring counters among us?

And speaking of finders keepers..

I found a cool pic of a tree fighting to win the grow battle between the creek water and the sunlight…..

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while I was getting some quality leaf time Todd was

working on his new paddle name…

 

”Cash Money”

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As in found cash money in the creek!

 

The more I know the less I understand some things,

I guess the universal constant is that its all the same,

just totally different.

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12 January 2016 12:36 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

1.9.2016 S4

January Second Saturday Shoreline Spruceup

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A Great Big Thanks to all our Volunteers both

 Experienced

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and NEW!

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That’s the happy picture, here is the after we told them what we were doing here today…..

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No really….

THIS IS YOUR LAKE……

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THIS IS YOUR LAKE AFTER KAYAKPOWER

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Thanks to Steve for lifting that couple of hundred pound

block of wood from the lake too!

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And just in case you were wondering… yes he is into micro

too…

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And To Ken for making a big piece of foam not a million

little problems for the lake.

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And how about that snazzy new FTLOTL Hats for 2016

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Really it was nice of Sri to model that…he also modeled

 

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kayaking in these weather conditions…

41 deg and Drizzle real feel was 33 degs!!!

wind 14 mph NNW  with gust to 22 85% humidity and

F N WINDY & COLD!!!!!!!

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kayaking with the trash boss and friends and also and

most importantly ……

not panicking when he flipped in 50 degree water

Yes he’s is safe and sound and ready to go!

 

AGAIN!!!!

 

everyone say Hello to Tricia too, she is handling all our

FTLOTL paperwork for 2016, YEAH MRS. T!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So here are the photos with all the evidence of our good

deeds, so….what did you do on Saturday???

 

 

In REVIEW

We have the best Volunteers &…

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This is your lake

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THIS IS YOUR LAKE WITH KAYAKPOWER!!!!!!

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Don’t miss the Fun in February 

EVERY 2nd Saturday in 2016

10 January 2016 16:58 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Happy New Year!!!

let me say that again……..

 

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Happy New Year from my KAYAK!

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Thanks to SG for the pics too!

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Thanks KJ for the pics too!

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Thanks to all

our meetup peeps for having a warm heart, even if you had

cold fingers…..until we are blades wet again!

2016 It Begins again!

1 January 2016 20:48 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Happy New Year!!!

let me say that again……..

 

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Happy New Year from my KAYAK!

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Thanks to SG for the pics too!

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Thanks KJ for the pics too!

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Thanks to all

our meetup peeps for having a warm heart, even if you had

cold fingers…..until we are blades wet again!

2016 It Begins again!

1 January 2016 20:38 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Happy New Year!!!

let me say that again……..

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Thanks KJ for the pics too!

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Thanks to all

our meetup peeps for having a warm heart, even if you had cold fingers…..until we are blades wet again!

1 January 2016 18:31 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Happy New Year!!!

let me say that again……..

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Thanks for all or meetup peeps for having a warm heart, even if you had cold fingers…..until we are blades wet!

1 January 2016 18:06 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Windy wet and not cold…

In December???

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Yup and we were smart enough to miss the weather too!!!

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We had the Monk Parakeets visit our tree and our general area to say a hardy Hi Ho and top of the Morning to us…

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We had a mixture of the ground crew and the water crew

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in addition the the water support….

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OPPS the other water support

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I hope you enjoyed 2012 getting trashed at the lake ….

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Because this was our very last  one in 2015!!!!

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Can you believe with this small and tight crew we were able to get this much stuff out of the lake??

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And once again we show why we were deserving of the

2015 AAS group if the year, we do it RIGHT!

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Check out all these pic’s from today and check back for

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more picture and more videos too!

 

12 December 2015 15:38 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

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