BSA 435 tripin the day away!

The flow was down but no big surprise, that’s just life…..

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On the river…..

We had an interesting day, from the last weeks rain and

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flood we had two (2) trees that lost bank adhesion and

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were felled into the river completely blocking the flow!

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Not to worry this is NOT our first rodeo, we just did what

 

any scout would do, improvised adapted and over came!

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Check out all the photos below, just the usual stuff…..

including the railroad guys………….. plus

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smiles, goofing in the river and having a blast!

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23 August 2014 21:59 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Eco Tour Trip report…

FLOW!!!!

real FLOW, no not the progressive chic, WATER FLOW!

Three hundred thirty nine cool clear cubic feet per second…

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it made the paddling easy and the day a blast………….

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seems like the last few times we were watered out so….

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today was a real treat, combined with the cool breeze

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we were able to relax a little and get to know the river..

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we even channeled our inner movie actor…..

“we don’t need no stinking kayaks!”

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in fact we did, as you can see below not one of us could

just stand on the water!

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Check out all the photos below and remember to join us

In September on the 3rd Saturday, for the fun!

 

 

Thanks to Steve for the pics too!

See you on the water!

17 August 2014 16:29 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

S4 from about…….

30 feet up!

 

4K Video from the last cleanup!

This is the view from above of some the great work done

by the best volunteers in the lower 48! Thanks to them!

Thanks to Mike for shooting this outstanding video too!

 

LLELA ECO TOUR IS THIS WEEKEND !!

10am

Paddles WET!

14 August 2014 16:41 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

The BEST Volunteers

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are paddling with us at the cleanup  on WRL @ Jackson Pt

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a shout out to say THANKS for the donations too!!! Jeng!!

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We had some big trash and some not so big trash but

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we measure success in the other aspects of the S4 too

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Like FUN!!!

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So don’t miss out with the debris and the fun with us

 

Saturday September 13th 9am rain or shine

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And lets get TRASHED!!!

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Check out this photo too that’s our trash, yup nuf said…

 

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but… we get lots of tires, there hard to balance in a kayak

Hai brought this one back & it still has the brake drum shoe

on it, yes weighs about 60 lbs with the tire and the mud!

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Thanks to all the folks that help us support the S4

For the love of the lake and are good stewards of

the watershed we play in!

COMING SOON

Our quad copter videos!

10 August 2014 14:38 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Eco Tour Report

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it started as a very serious day to paddle……….NOT!

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Really….we just hung out a lot…….in the kayaks….on the

RIVER!

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With the FAM!

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& the Friends!

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We did have to take a quick break after all it WAS Saturday!

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But then we got back to serious kayakpower FUN!

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A special THANKS to Erin for getting stuck in a boat with

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ME!!!

Check em all out and Thanks Steve & KJ too!

 

Wildlife highlight this trip…. Great Horned Owl !!!

Sorry we missed you this trip

We hope to see you in August on the 16th

9am Safety Chat 10am Paddles WET!

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21 July 2014 21:28 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Thanks WRBC!

………for letting the Eagle Scholars paddle again!

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& What a difference a week makes in the weather too,

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       THANKS Mother Nature we enjoyed the COOL!

 

Thanks to Brit for shooting our camera and the fun!

 

Thanks to KJ for shooting these too, it does take a village!

 

Special Thanks the man that puts the more in Commodore!

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Thanks Mr. Miles for joining us too!!!

20 July 2014 20:51 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Trash Warriors @ WRL

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From the July Cleanup at Jackson Point in WRL w/KPC!

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They  must have all been from Missouri ………..

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                  …………………..Show me the TRASH!

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Trash makes us DOG gone mad!

 

A BIG THANKS to the volunteers

both on the ground & on the water

And if you missed the get trashed with KPC T shirt..

Be there early in August!

 

 

This is what we got out of the lake…

 

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Nuff said!

NEXT

S4

August

9th

9am till about 12 noon

4100 W Lawther Dr

Jackson Point @

WRL!

 

17 July 2014 13:43 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Eagle Scholars + the Arboretum + WRBC =

KAYAKPOWER time on the water……

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We even had our very won Hurricane too…..Say Hi to

KATRINA

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in the green shirt, getting ready to shred some WRL water!

And a BIG THANKS

to the folks at the WRBC for letting…

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us use the club and all its outstanding amenities too!

As you can see the kids really enjoyed it too!

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A special thanks to Both Ann & Christine for DA and

their incredible patience with the goofiness of KPC!

 

I swear that last splash was a total mistake!!!

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REALLY!!!

16 July 2014 14:55 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Grapevine Intro Class

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An yes the lake is a little low on water, but not on fun, at least not from us!

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As you know we lost a recent soccer match to a European country we happen to also be paddling with a person from that same country and I can tell you that despite my in affection for the soccer team, the people are GREAT!

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Please join us next time too where you can grab some skills &  meet friends

 

And remember to check out all the photos below too!  See Ya on the Water!

 

6 July 2014 15:37 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

INTRO to Kayaking Class this Saturday July 5th Grapevine Lake 9am

Join us for the intro2Kayaking Class on Saturday

July 5th at 9am on Grapevine Lake at Sand Bass Point!

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In a nut shell you get exposure to the 3 major types of

kayaking

Recreational     Touring      Whitewater

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In addition you get to paddle and experience several

different types of kayaks, and paddles and PFD and

assorted paddling equipment.

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You’ll learn strokes from all 3 styles

along with maneuvering sequences that you need

for live water fun, convenience and safety too.

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Buts that not all, in addition you get the

rescue and recovery

primer that will replaced the unknown with the skilled!

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How do we cram all this into a 9 to 3 class??

We’ll we don’t, in fact each person learns at his or

her own speed, and to that we offer the I2K course

“free return”

as many time as you’d like for a full year.

So stop back in an keep those new skills sharp,

Or just stop by and check out the new gear…

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Last but not least…your paid class also give you

a full day’s (up to 8 hours) kayak rental

So you can take those new skills and begin your

Adventure on the water!

Register online or

call 972 971 6329

We keep our classes small

so you get

 personal attention!

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1 July 2014 21:51 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

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