June 1998 Volume V Number 5.
!!!!!! Summer Meeting!!!!!!
July 7th Coyote Creek @6:30pm
(Instructions to get there below)
Short meeting Pot Luck Bring Finger Foods to share
First Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Various boating sites
Watch Newsletter for details
Winter and Spring meetings:
First Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
3925 Hilyard St., Eugene
Next Newsletter: Deadline July 22,
Instructions to get to July 7th meeting site:
On July 7, the club meeting will be at the Cantrell Road Canoe Launch Area
(finger food pot luck and paddle this most interesting local waterway.) To get there take West 11th to Green Hill Road, left on Green Hill to Oak Hill, right on Oak Hill, follow the paved road onto Cantrell Road. Go straight till you cross Coyote Creek. Parking and the launch area are on the right side of the road. See you there.
Picnic Set for August 15:
Bring your canoes and other floating craft to the McKenzie River/Leaburg Lake EWEB Park on August 15 around noon. People will be needed to help set-up please call me if you can help.
A thru M Desert and/or salad
N thru Z Main dish.
Burgers and Pop will be provided along with some paddling instructions too.
Robert Horner 342-2246
Notes from the Prez:
By Robt. Horner
As we dust off all our camping gear for our annual trek over the mountains to the Sparks-Hosmer Lakes area to do a week of camping, paddling, hiking and fishing, I want to wish all Cascade Canoe Club members a great Summer of canoeing. I look forward to hearing of your adventures in the newsletter or see them in a screen show this coming Fall at our club meetings.
Lets all continue to "show by example" responsible boating and canoeing techniques.
The numbers of boaters have forced certain rules to come into effect as recently witnessed on our John Day trip, where a fire-pan and Porta-potti were required of each group. It may not be a bad idea on a few other rivers, as well. You know our human effect on the environment have got to be pretty ugly and heavy before such rules are instituted. Anyway, for any club ‘ventures we have a fire-pan, 1st Aid Kit, Porta-Potti, and Throw-ropes available for check out. Make use of them!!!
Have a great Summer of Paddling - Robert
Flat Water Skill Builder:
Under cloudy skies Jay and Norma Ouellette and Omar paddled out into the Canoe Canal to practice and refine our flatwater strokes. Norma and Jay reversed their usual positions and got more familiar with paddling the other end of the boat. Omar paddled solo and played with different paddles as well as trying some new strokes. We all came away with heightened skills and had a wonderful time especially after the sun came out and we got warmer.
After hearing so much interest from so many people in doing a flat water skill builder it was disappointing to have only one family come out. We can try to do it again if there is enough interest.
Is It Something I Said??
By Lana Lindstrom
This was going to be the biggest Cascade Canoe Trip down to the Klamath Lake area ever - 23 people had signed up for the 4th Annual trip. "A bit tooooo big", I mused, "but usually there's a cancellation or two at the end". Not to fret. One by one and two by two, they canceled. A couple had work conflicts, two folks were sick and their supportive partners didn't go either, the weather wasn't going to be the best, etc. On a cloudy, rainy Saturday morning, 11 people showed up, albeit, at least 1/2 hour early. But when it started drizzling, 2 of those folks decided they'd rather run the shuttle for us and then read in the cabin.
So 9 of us (with only 8 PFD's even though there were 3 extra in the two vehicles which had just left) admired the beautiful, clear turquoise water pools at the Wood River put-in: Phil in a sea kayak, Mari in a kayak, Jarvis in his Weitzel, and Mary Jane and Corrine, Chris and Chris, and George and Lana in tandems (you can guess who whimped out). The sun did come out for us, which was good, although several of us had left our sunglasses in our vehicles, but it also brought lots of wind. We worked pretty hard for 6 hours, but it was still a good trip. The river is extremely curvy, so it was an excellent opportunity to practice turning efficiently.
At the breakfast the next morning, there was lots of extra food since several folks had elected not to come back on Sunday! Mari had enjoyed the Wood River so much that she joined another woman she met at the campground and they did it again on Sunday. Two people decided to meander home slowly after breakfast instead of canoeing again. And then there were 5! We paddled the Canoe Trail on Klamath Lake for a few hours and saw lots of red wing blackbirds, two eagles, and flocks of swallows, ducks and geese. There was no wind and lots of sun! All in all, it was a great trip. I wonder how many will sign up next year!
(Editors note This article was left out of the May newsletter by mistake- big apology to Lana, great write-up, MH)
July 4 Willamette River,
Dexter to Jasper, Class 2.
Leader Lana Lindstrom, 683-1409
Aug 29 & 30, Upper Deschutes
- this moving, but flat water 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. Umqua & Mom’s Pie to Martins Rapids
If interested call 683-2782