Was it really January?

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But before we get to the fun….it didn’t quite start out right..

There was this little traffic snafu, ahem about 5 miles of

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I hope the folks in the accident were OK but the backup was     EPIC!  it put is an hour late to LLELA!!!!!

Now back to the fun…

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and the happy people too….

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OK    OK she was much happier after a few river miles..

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and a light snack……….

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and a brief bit of land time too…..

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it was all smiles!

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Thanks to the D man for these photos too!

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Sorry of you missed the fun, we’ll keep a kayak open

for you next month at the LLELA Eco Tour!

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PS did I mention we got a little trashed on the river???

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Remember….. this is you inner child…

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and this is your inner child with KAYAKPOWER.Com

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NEXT LLELA Eco Tour February 21st 2015

 

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18 January 2015 08:30 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Was it really January?

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but before we get to the fun….it didn’t quite start out right..

There was this little traffic snafu, ahem about 5 miles of

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I hope the folks in the accident were OK but the backup was     EPIC!  it put is an hour late to LLELA!!!!!

Now back to the fun…

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and the happy people too….

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OK    OK she was much happier after a few river miles..

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and a light snack……….

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and a brief bit of land time too…..

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it was all smiles!

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Sorry of you missed the fun, we’ll keep a kayak open

for you next month at the LLELA Eco Tour!

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PS did I mention we got a little trashed on the river???

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Remember….. this is you inner child…

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and this is your inner child with KAYAKPOWER.Com

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NEXT LLELA Eco Tour February 21st 2015

KPC established 2000, all rights reserved!

17 January 2015 20:40 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

It’s LLELA Time this Saturday

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Join us for the LLELA Fun on

 

THIS SATURDAY

1.17.2015

We have the safety talk between 9 and

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10 then it’s

paddles wet at 10am SHARP!

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And the good news…No price increase for 2015 !

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Register online here or call Mike at 214 669 1663!

15 January 2015 10:16 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

The 1st K P C 2nd Saturday of 2015

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and yes it was a little cold the air was 40 the water was

52 so we didn’t do any rolling on account of the ice hazard

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Wind effect lake ice to be exact,

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Our Pier is also under repair so the only ones enjoying that

Were the Birds!

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and despite the lack of things, like air for the trailer tire..

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Thanks Marvin!

 

We were able to hit the ground hard and the water some…

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and when I say “hit the ground”  I really mean it & so does

SANDY!!

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Check out that swing and let all trash know now….

There nowhere you can hide from us!

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Thank to the super awesome volunteers that make this

look easy!

See ya next month and every 2nd Saturday in 2015!

 

14 January 2015 09:54 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Pool Report

Thanks to TI for providing a wonderful place to train…

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and for the safety overview of an active life guard too!

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and to the folks who joined us for the Tri Support work.

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We off this Fri but will be back next Friday the 23rd & 30th!

 

    Join us at the pool on

January 23rd

January 30th

&

February 6th

February 20th

February 27th

11 January 2015 22:18 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Hot or cold?? we got ya covered for both!

Did you know the average water temp at

Friday’s event is

78 degrees….

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(The Pool at TI!)

did you know the average water temp at

Saturday’s event is estimated to be

53 degrees???

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Of course if you add 53 and the air temp of 33 you get

86 or over 34 degrees differential between the safe to

not

dress for immersion safety requirements…

SO… dress not for success but for survival!!!

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.americancanoe.org/resource/resmgr/sei-educational_resources/brochure_cold_water_survival.pdf

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Pool on Friday night

7 to 9 pm @ Texins

 

WRL on Saturday 9 to noon

Jackson Point!

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Paddle safe Paddle often!

7 January 2015 13:53 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Aldo and McWorther

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by the way I love reflection photos from the water…..

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Yes it was overcast and raining, but we still had reasons

To hit the river, sadly the ACE had reason to turn the water

OFF

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and we had to punt, at least to the Bitten Marsh, but alas..

with the rain the road in was to slick to drive and we were

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at strike two, so to speak……

the we hit on out of the park…or we still in the park but

managed to figure out hope to make it a little fun…..

Insert seal launch Steve!

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Anyway, we had a fun on the creek, and although it not

long as the EFT its still interesting to paddle, and hike!

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This is that rangy area between 121B and the far back of

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LLELA and it’s very rugged…

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We also found some infamy in the form of a PWC..

You might recall one went airborne over the Espillway back

in the day, well…its still way back there! YIKES

 

Anyway after we learned about Aldo and copped a squat in his bench design we hit the water again…in fact

we did what we thought would be a good present for the

creek, we cleaned up, and if you know us, we get after

the trash, but I’m please to say we collected ALL the

trash on the creek, check it out…

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And check out Aldo Leopold too

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Here is a more complete link, he was before our time, but you need to understand he was way ahead in his ideas..

http://www.aldoleopold.org/AldoLeopold/leopold_bio.shtml

sounds like a man we would have loved to paddle with!

 

Steve’s Pic’s

KJ’s Pic”s

See you in 2015 on the LLELA Express!

22 December 2014 22:15 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

It’s LLELA Time

Saturday 10am Paddles wet, for the final 2014 river run!

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201 E Jones St Lewisville Texas

at the gate say HI to

Virginia,

then follow the park road to the next gate, turn right at the

dirt road and park near the white gate, then

walk to the water….

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Forecast for Saturdays weather…

 

Sunny and 55 degrees slight south wind..

Water flow….

Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 98   12-19-2014  10:30 CST

 

Graph of  Discharge, cubic feet per second

So do your water/rain dance we need at least 150!

19 December 2014 10:27 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

O Carl??

PHOTO UPDATE !!

Carl has a great story and we will chat about that a little

later in the blog….

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We want to talk weather too, it was a tough tough day to

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paddle on WRL…

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and least we forget we were on a S5 and not a S4 today

too

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……... and don’t fret if you missed it, join us for the S5II

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in December 13th 2114 too!

 

If you’d like a T shirt just holler,

we’ll trade ya for dead president!

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Thanks to the army of trash warriors we have been blessed with for the entire 2014 trashing season, and as we finish up this year we want to shout out 2 everyone that used the lake park this year,

Hey…. your welcome!

Thanks to Steve for shooting us all year too

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I will also post a link to the photos and videos we

have for the balance of 2014

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Were considering our future plans and would

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like your input on should we continue with the WRL Clean or should we refocus on different lakes for 2015?

Here’s your chance to make us paddle where you like!

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THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY VOLUNTEERS

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13 December 2014 20:09 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

12.13.14

Sequential

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S5!!!

 

Clean Up

this Saturday

9am

Jackson Point

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this will be the last sequential date of the 21st century
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So if you miss this clean up your next chance to do a

sequential might be about 86 years away!

Have Fun and get Trashed with KPC!

 

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12 December 2014 08:54 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

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