Membership is based on calendar year. New members who joined after 7/2004 have extended membership for 2005.
All Cascade canoe club trips are run as Common Adventure trips where all members of the trip share equally in the adventure. The trip initiator pays the same as everyone else and everyone shares in the responsibilities, chores, and decisions required to make the trip safe, fun and memorable
Rogue River Hogg Creek to Graves Creek section
Aug 22 & 23, 2004
And then there were 3
Were supposed to come,
But due to the weather,
Six of them bombed.
The serious boaters
Braved the rain;
And were rewarded
With sun, instead of pain.
Five in a raft
and four in solo crafts
Rode the waves
With no upward wind drafts.
(In case you're wondering
Why the numbers don't add up,)
Two persons without reservations
Unexpectedly showed up.
Back at camp,
Entertainment followed repast,
Glen sang ballads
And remembered the past.
Then two persons
Left with the raft,
Leaving four boaters
Without a craft.
Three went home
And five stayed
"No rain tonight",
We all prayed.
And so it was,
On Monday morn,
We feasted on cookies,
Two were forlorn.
"No boating for me",
Said their backs;
And then there were 3
Kayaking to the max!
Participating in the strangest trip I've ever attempted to coordinate were: Clarence, Richard, Jeff, Donna, Ann Marie, Gary, Will, Glen, Dave, and Lana. It was a good exercise in flexibility and letting go! -Lana
October 10, 2004
Sunday October 10th was a beautiful fall day on the Coast. Clarence L. and Steve B. of Salem paddled the east side of Tahkenitch Lake - 3+ miles down the Fivemile Arm, 2 miles south in the main Lake, and 2 miles back up the Mallard Arm. The Arms have lots of aquatic vegetation, but there is a clear boat channel throughout. There were moderate waves in the main Lake, but the wind was pretty much at our backs.
We made two interesting observations on this trip:
-- There are a number of floating vegetation mat "islands" in the Fivemile Arm, some of which are fairly solid even carrying some small stunted spruce trees. We landed on one for lunch, and were surprised to find that it's cover included many of the fairly rare insect-eating "cobra lily" plants (Darlingtonia).
-- Later, we passed under a long railroad trestle near the Fivemile Arm and noted that it was built with one section which at an earlier time was able to swing open. We guessed that this feature was probably used years ago to allow passage of tugboats pulling log booms down the Lake.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable day on the water! -Clarence
Duncan Inlet Siuslaw River
October 24, 2004
This trip was originally scheduled for Waldo Lake but because of cold weather (34 degrees and rain at Willamette Pass) we decided to boat at the coast. We put in at the Tiernan Boat Landing about 5 miles west of Mapleton, paddled down Duncan Inlet and took out in Cushman, 2 miles east of Florence at the Siuslaw Marina. A nice paddle that maximized nature and avoided most of the highway noise.
A couple of us continued on and explored Cox Island. We stopped at the house and at the northeast corner of the island to check out the grassland.
This trip was shared by Mari, Clarence, Dave, Beth and 2 fine folks from Florence. -Mari
Photos from this trip start with DuncanInlet -- picture credit to Dave Becker
Letter from Carolyn and Ken
Long-time club members Ken and Carolyn W. left Eugene to set up base camp for CCC'ers who plan on sea kayaking in the Puget Sound (wink, wink :-) Here is Carolyn's first report; she also added some photos from the construction site; look for photos starting with Orcas_KenCarolyn
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 20:41:26 -0700
Dear Friends and Family,
Some of you have asked to see some pictures and know how we are progressing in our house building adventure on Orcas Island...
Four and a half months ago we came to the island after selling our house in Eugene and began with four stakes in the ground. Even though we have a long way to go, we are getting ready now to pour the foundation and a lot has happened in between. We had to clear the site and take down many trees. During that time we were camped on another section of our eight acres. We had almost decided to rent a house for the year but when this great deal, used trailer came up we decided that this would be the best way to work on the house and get to know this land. I never dreamed I would ever live in a trailer but I did want to simplify my life! More on trailer life later.
Ken has done some excellent work installing the electrical to the site and meticulously getting the foundation right. I now know firsthand what "working in the ditch" means as well as "clearing the land". I am also relearning the meaning of the word 'patience' and the concept 'go with the flow'. Island time is slower than mainland time. My main job has been to assist Ken, do the domestic back up work and get rid of the prolific scotch broom. I am working with the land to weave a new pattern and to connect the surrounds together. We are building on a south-facing slope and wanted a lot of sun exposure in this northwest climate that can get gray.
On a sunny day this land is so beautiful; and at night the start are bright and lovely. It is also very quiet with the birds and the tree frogs and the deer and the bunny rabbits keeping us company. We are both enjoying improved health and Chris is loving every moment of living on the beach and going to school in Sydney, Australia this term.
A few words about email:
a) Club email: all club and boating related email should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org -- not to Horst's old, or personal email address. (Horst's old account on efn.org is defunct, and a few messages have been already lost.)
b) CCCemail@example.com is our email broadcast list.
c) Newsletter: trip reports, announcements, etc. send to Mari (editor). If you like to see announcements or photos also posted on our web site send a copy to the club address too.