April 1999 Volume VI Number 4.

**(For updates or changes see our website:

at http://www.efn.org/~canoe)**

Next Meeting:

!!! Winter Schedule Meeting!!

May 4th @7:00pm 3925 Hilyard Street Episcopal Church


Winter and Spring meetings:

First Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

3925 Hilyard St., Eugene

 Summer meetings:

First Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Various boating sites Watch Newsletter for details

Next Newsletter: Deadline May 22, 1999



May Meeting Canoe Camping

Our highly active program committee has roped in a new voice to host one of our more popular meeting topics. Guy Santiago of Oregon River Sports will entertain us with a show and tell about the joys of canoe camping. Guy has been boating and camping nearly forever so he should know what he's talking about. Among other problems he will help us solve that perennial question- to bring or not to bring the Dutch oven. 


Minutes: April 6, l999 Cascade Canoe Club

President Omar Nelson opened the April 6 Cascade Canoe Club meeting a little after 7:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Omar announced 2 lost and found items from the Siltcoos trip--black rain pants and a pair of binoculars. Owners were found. "Paddling Lane County": 24 easy routes for canoe and kayak, by Jim Hutchison (a club member) was available at the meeting at a discounted price to members ($5.00). The newly published book gives excellent descriptions of new and old favorites. Herb invited people to join him on the Coast Fork next weekend (April 9 or l0th). The next club trip is the Coquille River Estuary. They will explore options on Fri, do the Coquille River Sat. and Coos Bay on Sunday April 18.This schedule may change depending on conditions. Willamette River clean up is Sat. April 24. The Delta Ponds are clean generally and the City wants us to do our usual locations--Willamette River and Canoe Canal. Most planning is in place. Meet at Island Park at 9:00 a.m. and set up the shuttle for Alton Baker. We should notice homeless camps and notify city of their location. They will clean up--not us. We still need a coordinator for the John Day in June. Tom Mooney of River Runners Supply was the speaker for this meeting. He brought 3 canoes and the 4th was Omarís. Said that Wenonah made 30 different canoes. They design for cruising, expeditions, white water and recreation. They use fiberglass, kevlar, Uniroyal and Abs royalex. He recommended getting a composite material if wanting a touring canoe. Always balance the canoe--heaviest loads in stern. If canoe is stored outside, use a plastic tarp to protect from weather. We appreciated having the actual canoes to compare and discuss.

Meeting adjourned, 9:00 p.m. Next meeting, May 4. Mary Battin, Secretary

Future trips:

Warner Lakes Canoe Trail, Sa/Su 15-16 May. *** Trip Cancelled!!! ***

Coast Fork: Friday, May 21 after work Meet at 5:00; we'll decide the meeting place as the time gets closer. For more information, call Lana Lindstrom, 683-1409.

Fish Lake day trip Sa May 22 (see below) coordinator: Chris Luneski

John Day River, Clarno-Cottonwood, We/Su 9-13 June. No coordinator yet-Mari Baldwin is first contact.

Hosmer Lake: June 27 (week of) Contact Robert Horner (see thoughts)

Full Moon on the Willamette, June 26/27 (Sa/Su); floating the Willamette river at Full Moon - two options: those folks who want to go home the same night take out at Valley River Center or Beltline, and those folks who like to continue overnight find a campsite past the city limits and go to Marshal Island, Harrisburg, or .More Details will be announced, coordinator:
Horst Lueck 687 5796 "

NOTE:(Check the Club Web site it may have more up-to-date information on trips or last minute changes.) http://www.efn.org/~canoe

Notes from the prez.

Screen Show Information: Slide shows for up-coming meetings are great entertainment for our Winter meetings. I need to be notified at least two weeks before so I can get the word out to the RG and also so it can get in the newsletter. Thanks J Robert Horner

Note: If you have places you'd like to paddle e-mail your ideas to http://canoe@efn.org/~canoe or share them at the next meeting. If you don't feel you can coordinate the trip we can find someone to volunteer. There is interest in beginner to early intermediate white water trips. Does someone have any ideas/ be willing to coordinate?

Fish Lake Trip Information.

A Day trip to Fish Lake, Saturday, May 22. Leave from River Runners Supply at

9:30 A.M.

Directions: Highway 126 East to Clear Lake. Fish Lake is just beyond Clear Lake on the left. There is a small primitive campground and ample parking

space. No ramp. The primary water source for Fish Lake is snowmelt. It is full in Spring and the lower lake is a meadow by Fall. It receives virtually no boating activity, and we will probably be the only ones on the lake - not many places where you can say that. Reported to be a very pleasant and scenic paddle, particularly the North end which is the

deepest part of the lake and where Fish Creek enters the lake. (Also reported to hold native cutthroat and rainbow. Because of the falling water levels, fishing season on the lake closes May 31. This year, the lake should be full well into June.) This is not a large lake. Thus, anyone not wishing to engage in an empiracal test of the fishery should have time to do some paddling on Clear Lake later in the day.
Coordinator Chris Luneski

Hosmer Thoughts for June:

With the sunny weather we've had lately, my thoughts have been on Hosmer Lake. I can almost hear the American Bittern out in the tall grass bordering the lake or remember the eagle staring down at the

schools of Atlantic salmon going by (or watching the fishermen?). Anyway, I love this area along the Cascade Lakes Hwy. and enjoy sharing the good times we always have there. This year we plan on going June 27 for a week, so come join us . Call us for additional information,

Robert and Cheryl

Club Web Page Information:

For submitting articles, pictures, links and comments please consult the section GUIDELINES on our Web page:

http://www.efn.org/~canoe and send an e-mail to 'canoe@efn.org' or call Horst if you encounter problems. ".

Advertisements: Continued


For Sale: "Paddling Lane County, 24 easy routes for canoe or kayak" written by club member Jim Hutchison. Available from the club for $5.00. Retail Price $6.95 to $7.95. See review this issue.

For Sale: Paddles from Paradise.

You choose length, style and type of wood. Over a dozen blade styles to choose from. Order now for the Holidays for that special paddler in your life. Now also available for hikers or long portages: Walking staffs. Call Robert 342-2246