CASCADE CANOE CLUB
AUGUST 2001 Volume VIII Number 8
We will meet at Island Park at 6:30 on Tuesday August 7th. Paddling on the river off shore or circumnavigate the island for the adventurous. River provided, bring food and fun.
Willamette River Cleanup - River Road Neighborhood
Willamette River, Jasper to Island Park
On the longest Friday night of the year, June 22, seven of us (Dick, his
daughter Franny and her sweet dog; Gisela; Mike and
Donna; Horst) continued where Lana's previous FriNite float took out. The
conditions were quite different: while 6 weeks ago the water level was the
highest I have ever seen in late Spring this time the flow was 1150 cfs
(Dexter; average for that day is 2500 cfs) and Dick who was paddling one
of his precious canvas canoes had good reason to be concerned about the
paint at the bottom of his boat while sneaking through half a dozen gravel
The Jasper-Clearwater stretch is clear of logs and major obstacles, but
the Clearwater-Island Park stretch has some logs and narrow channels
close(!!!!! *) to overgrown vegetation (mostly river right) that suggest
scouting and/or careful maneuvering, respectively. About 1 mile past
Clearwater, and past the first long island, is a fairly pushy log jam
followed by a longer stretch of vegetation extending into the main current
(left side). Half of us decided to walk their boats over the gravel bar
river right (short & easy).
The 10 mi. float took us three and a half hours (snack break included) and
we reached the Glenwood turn just in time to watch a beautiful sunset
followed by a crescent moon sooo slim that I had to clean my glasses and
look again to believe it.
Re: (!!!!! *) -- the number of exclamation marks indicate the number of
'swimming events' I remember from the past two years due to involuntary
tree/bush hugging of overgrown vegetation.
Celebrate! Sept. 14-16
Its once again time to share our water adventures and spread the word
about our club's activities at our booth in the community causeway. This
event is called the Eugene Celebration or 'how to get crazy Eugene style
via juggling, face painting, music and art, more food offerings than we
could or should consume' in our community. Part of all this fun and
gaiety is the community causeway where non-profit organizations such as
ours pass out information to all celebration frolic-ers. This will be
our fourth year and the way it works is we split up Sat. and Sun. in two
hour increments starting at 9am on Sat. So its 9am-11am, 11am-1pm,
1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm, and 5pm-7pm on Sat. AND on Sun. its 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm,
3pm-5pm. Please volunteer if you can. Its really fun and painless and
the more you volunteer, the less we have to phone people to ask. Just a
two hour commitment and you can team up with a friend if you like to
talk about your summer activities. Literature about the club will be
available to pass out and maybe even my ginger bread canoes. Contact:
15'7" Red Cedar and White Pine strip canoe with deer horn cleats. Was built
for white water but owner couldn't bear to use it for that. Need to sell.
$2500 OBO or trade for 750 cc or larger motorcycle.
Cascade Paddles and Portage/hiking Staffs made to order- you choose the length, style and type of woods, over a dozen blade styles to pick from. Bent or Straight. Pick from an inventory of paddles and staffs in stock, both strong and light. Robert 342-2246
CLUB MEETINGS; First Tuesday of each month.
Fall, Winter, Spring; 7:P.M. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 3926 Hilyard St.
Summer; 6:30 P.M. potluck at various nearby paddle locations.
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE; www.efn.org/~canoe. What you will find: Updated information on club trips, paddling reports and notes, newsletter archive, paddling events planned by other groups a gallery of images and links, links, links. Want to be published or have news of interest to paddlers: Check the site for submission guidelines.
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