Welcome to the June - and my last - Newsletter!
Yup, Cheryl and I are moving (back) to the City of Roses!
Consequentially, this will likely be my last newsletter for the canoe club: guess I'll need to find another unsuspecting group to inflict my drivel on... In the rather short interim I'd be very pleased to find a willing replacement. The technical aspects aren't particularly difficult; the hardest part is finding the time to write.
Our short stay in Eugene has been fun: I'll definitely miss the lack of traffic and living so close to so many relatively unspoiled rivers and lakes. Chances are good that I'll see at least some of you again - like on the next Rogue trip!
See you down the river,
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CCC has New Home - and URL!
The recent changes at Eugene Free Network (EFN), prompted a
search for a new home on the Internet. That search led to SDF/Freeshell.org, a not-for-profit
unix shell account provider. The new CCC URL is http://canoe.freeshell.org.
Please note that the club's email list is still hosted
with EFN and remains the same:
Many thanks are due Horst for the what has essentially been a seamless transition.
Lunch Time Log - Florence, Oregon
March 2004 - photo by Clarence Lysdale
(See the Pic-Bucket for more trip pictures)
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CCC Meeting & Paddle - Coyote Creek - June 1st, 6:30pm
June 1st is about 2 days before the full moon -- perfect for paddling out on Fern Ridge reservoir, watching the sunset, and then returning at 'bright' moon light on Coyote Creek. Bug repellent is suggested.
Date/Time: June 1st, 6:30 ~ 9:00 pm
Directions: Coyote Creek is a tributary of Fern Ridge reservoir. To get to the canoe put-in, take 11th Ave (Hwy 126) west out of Eugene to Central Road (adjacent Perkins Peninsula Park) and turn left (south). Take the next Left (Cantrell Road) and drive ~ 1 mile until you come to the Coyote Creek bridge. Park on north shoulder.
Row River - Dorena Dam to Cottage Grove - Memorial Day Weekend
This is a fun local run with something for almost anyone. The first mile below the dam is Class III with several ledge drops. After that things get easier (Class I+/II). Those looking for less excitement can simply put in below the first mile at the bridge. See run #63 in Soggy Sneakers, 3rd ed.
Dave W. has generously offered use of his property for camping (it's on the river), so we can more or less do the run several times, then kick back at camp and burn some marshmallows.
Watch the email list and/or contact Horst for more info.
John Day River - Clarno to Cottonwood - June 3th-9th
The details are still being worked out but several folks are
interested in this trip so it'll likely happen. See trip #187 in
the 3rd edition of Soggy Sneakers.
Kalamath River Trip (CA) - June 11,12,13
(paraphrased from earlier email)
Regarding the Kalamath River trip:
For more info contact Lee and/or Ellen ASAP at 741-9824.
MF Willamette River, Hills Creek Dam to Lookout Pt Reservoir - date TBA
This is the same fantastic run we did last October: see the November
2003 newsletter trip
report for further enlightenment. The specs: Gradient 18 fpm; Class
2+ / one class 2-3 rapid: 'Hells Gate' (boulders - more technical than
big waves), can be scouted from Westfir bridge. Also see Soggy
Sneakers run #71 Pat Welch's
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McKenzie River - Leaburg Dam to Hendricks - May 16th
Clarence and I had very nice paddle. 15 miles. Trip #80 in the third edition of Soggy Sneakers. We crossed the dam and put on immediately below the dam river left. The road across the dam is periodically closed for some sort of maintenance but not on the day we did it (Sunday). Whatever the water level was it was just right. Not many rocks exposed and enough current to make rocks fly by. More maneuvering required in the first half of the trip. At Walterville signs direct boaters to take the left channel to avoid some sort of EWEB improvement. I think this is a trip we should do more often. We put on at 11 and with gentle paddling and one short lunch break we took out at 3:30. --Mari
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Wanted: Newsletter Editor for Cascade Canoe Club
Needed ASAP. Unpaid. Some training provided. Must be willing to stretch the truth, badger others and butcher the english language. Canoeing and/or kayaking experience a plus. For further inquiry call Jeff Woodall at 342-8371 or send email to jeffwoodall "at" myrealbox "dot" com .
Lower Columbia Canoe Club Offers May and June Clinics
LCCC is offering a WW canoe clinic that might be of interest to those looking to improve their skills:
The cost is about $35. See http://www.l-ccc.org for more info.
Demo Days at Oregon River Sports
Local paddlesport proprietor ORS has the following paddling events scheduled this month:
Check out ORS on the web for details: www.oregonriversports.com
City of Eugene/River House Trip Schedule
River House 301 N. Adams St. Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 682-5329 FAX (541) 682-6319 Office Hours: Noon to 4 pm M-F http://www.ci.eugene.or.us/rec/outdoor/index.htm COURSE ID DATES DAYS FEE LOCATION ------------------------------------------------------- CANOE, BASIC 56652 07/08 - 07/11 SuTh $59 River House 56653 08/11 - 08/14 WSa $59 River House CANOE, BASIC/RIVER COMBO 56654 07/29 - 08/01 SuThSa $87 River House CANOE, WILLAMETTE RIVER OVERNIGHT 56651 08/24 - 08/29 SuTuSa $114 River House KAYAK LEVEL I 56657 07/15 - 07/25 SuThSa $225 Echo Hollow Pool 56658 08/12 - 08/22 SuThSa $225 Echo Hollow Pool
Paddle with a bunch of Lunartics
The Lunartics have the following trips scheduled in June:
The Lunartics are in Gold Beach and on the web at http://www.ourwebmaster.com/lunartics/
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May Meeting Minutes
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