July 1998 Volume V Number 6.

Next Meeting:

!!!!!! Summer Meeting!!!!!!

Aug. 3rd Kirk Pond @6:30pm

(Across from the dam at Fern Ridge Reservoir) Bring finger foods and your Canoe. Remember to bring pictures for the canoe club album

First Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Various boating sites

Watch Newsletter for details

First Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

3925 Hilyard St., Eugene

 

Picnic Set for August 16:

Please note the picnic has been bumped from August 15 to the 16th because of participation in the Scandinavian festival race. We wanted to allow canoe club members the opportunity to take part in the race; but, please donít get so "paddled out" that you canít find the energy to attend the picnic the next day

Bring your canoes and other floating craft to the McKenzie River/Leaburg Lake area #3 EWEB Park on August 16 around noon. The location of the picnic/potluck will be posted along the park parking area as you drive in. See ya there!!!

A thru M Dessert and/or salad

N thru Z Main dish.

*Burgers and Pop will be provided along with some paddling instructions too. ------

*People will be needed to help set-up please call me if you can help

Robert Horner 342-2246

 

Eugene Celebration booth sign-up:

By Robt. Horner

No, weíre not doing the death march again. Because of lack of participation we lost our entry fee in the parade last year. This year we are trying something new, with an information table to sell our club to any potential paddlers out there. The celebration is Sept. 18, 19, and 20 with just Saturday the 19th for community organizations booths along Willamette Street (between 7th & 8th). The cost is $30.00 for the table space and persons will work only a two hour shift. Any photos of club outings will be appreciated. We will collect photos at the next club meeting and they will be placed in an club album. Call me to help decorate the booth and/or to work a two hour shift. Itís a good opportunity to do a little club service work and pass the word along about paddling and the fun times we have.

Robt. 342-2246

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Notes from the Prez:

By Robt. Horner

It was another enjoyable time at Hosmer Lake. This year our camp sight was serenaded nightly by an American Bittern; these heron like birds make a strange gulping sound and are a kick to watch as they carry out the song. We also had a bear roaming around the campground looking for unattended camps with food left out or a dumpster, which ever came first. We had deer strolling through our camp, otter swimming just ahead of our canoe, and a beaver crossing in front of us on his way back to his lodge. The Ouelletsí camped across from us were lots of fun to pot-lick with. Thanks for the power bate, Jay; Cheryl caught her first trout(as I was untangling my line) over on Lava Lake.

We also went on a nice hike towards the South Sister till the snow forced us to turn around. It is a wonderful place and an area with abundant opportunities for recreation. On Saturday we were treated to some Scottish music at Elk Lake Lodge in celebration of their 75th year. The band was from Bend and the setting was beautiful with sail boats on the lake and the 5 piece group playing some ballads.

Yes, another great experience at Hosmer Lake! We might have to go back in August. Robt.

 

SCANDINAVIAN CANOE & KAYAK RACE

River Runner Supply is sponsoring a flatwater canoe and kayak race in partnership with the Junction City Scandinavian Festival. The race will consist of various heats and competition styles ranging from age, performance and costume. The course is from Marshall Island Landing (Hayes Lane) to Harrisburg Boat Landing. The race begins at noon on August 15 and finishes on the same day at approximately 5:30 PM. A post race awards ceremony will be held at the Harrisburg Riverside Park. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand after the race. Race cost is 1) $15 individual, 2) $25 team of two, 3) $5 additional fee for late entry. Race costs cover participation, a t-shirt, rewards and a donation to the conservation of the Willamette River. You can register at R.R.S. any day of the week. Simply drop by the shop for more information.. See you on race day. Another way to get info is at www.riverrunnersupply.com.

 Volunteers are needed to help with the race. people are needed to help with registration, marking the course, being safety observers and cleanup. To volunteer help talk to Tom or DJ at the store. Omar

 

Trip Notices: 

Full Moon Paddle August 8th Fern Ridge Reservoir,

This will be the 3rd year for the romantic cruise at Fern Ridge under the light of the full moon. Bring finger food, bug dope, and something to quench the thirst. We will meet at the canoe put-in at 7pm. Itís lots of fun and promises to be an exciting trip back to our vehicles. You might also want to bring a flash light to spot your way on the canal. Robt. 342-2246

Trip Notices continued:

 Summit Lake Aug. 22nd

This beautiful lake in the Diamond Peak area of the Cascade Range is a fun one to explore. The trip is scheduled for August 22. Meet at the River Runners at 8:30am with lunch and a beverage.

Coordinator Omar.

 

Aug 29 & 30, Upper Deschutes

This moving, but flat water trip is from

Tetherow Landing to the Sunriver area. Probably car camp in-between.

To reserve the limited spaces, call Lana at 683-1409.

  

October 3rd - Clear Lake,

Leader Mary Batton.

 

North Umpqua Trip

Leaders: Marie & Kenny Jones & Susie Kerr will do a trip on the N. Umpqua & Momís Pie to Martins Rapids

If interested call 683-2782

 

Deschutes River

Horst Lueck is looking for paddling partners on the Deschutes River in September. Exact time and stretch open for discussion with interested boaters. Call 687 5796.