September 1998 Volume V Number 8.

 

Next Meeting:

!!!!!! Fall Schedule Meeting!!!

Oct 6 @7:00pm 3925 Hilyard St

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

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Winter and Spring meetings:

First Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m.

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

3925 Hilyard St., Eugene

Summer meetings:

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

Watch Newsletter for details

 

Next Newsletter: Deadline Oct. 19

 

Notes from the Prez:

By Robt. Horner

We are approaching a time of change; Summer turning to Fall, my Ďdo what I wantí time changing into kids, schedules and other work related things, and club turning to new leadership; planning new outings for the fall and winter, my new back yard pond continually evolving into a meditative thing of beauty, a trip to the

Kenai canoe trails next summer grows into reality. Itís an exciting time of change.

Eugene celebration.

I looked forward to the Eugene Celebration, a noisy affair to be sure, with too many cheerful people, but what else could you expect of a celebration. With my love of the mountains and also a need to live near the beautiful Oregon coastline, where else would I choose to live but Eugene with its carefree life style and great outdoor programs.

Thanks to all the club members who took part in our information booth. It was fun to talk Ďcanoeingí with interested people who stopped by, sharing our favorite streams and lakes to paddle and the highlights of trips weíve been on. Paddle sports are really growing in popularity and hopefully our canoe club will continue to grow along with this heightened interest.

 

Flatwater Planning Session:

We need to get together for a short meeting after the next regular meeting to put some trips on the calendar for the fall and winter. All interested in sharing their special places to paddle please plan on staying a few minutes to do this. Itís fun to coordinate a trip and they turn out better if we know in advance when and where we are planning to paddle. Bring your ideas and I will bring the calendar. Robt.

 

Special Places to Paddle:

By Robert. Horner

Charlton Lake:

When the winds pick up on Waldo Lake and itís a bit much to try, you need only to to go to Charlton Lake.

It is across the road from Waldo and a short hike of 200 yards into this beautiful lake. This summer we paddled around to where two little islands are located and went swimming off the rocks in the clear water. What Fun.

Gold Lake:

Near the Waldo road turn-off but up a couple miles on Hwy. 58 is this beautiful lake with itís small campground. This fly-fishing only lake is a pleasant paddle and never very crowded. Motors are not allowed so it is quiet and as itís name is golden bottomed. It is also an excellent place to cross country ski into. There is a shelter with a stove to keep warm in while you have lunch. The lake is the headwaters to Salt Creek as it winds its way to the Willamette River. It is really a quiet place to paddle and explore. A two mile gravel road leads off to the left as youíre heading toward the Willamette Pass; easy to find and fun to paddle. There are also some great views of the high Cascades.

 

THE DESCHUTES RIVER

by Lyn Gilman-Garrick

Over the weekend of August 21st, several of us got together to paddle the Deschutes River. Actually, "several" is an understatement. There were 24 people with 14 boats, perhaps the largest trip in canoe club history! Most of the paddlers were from Eugene, but Portland, Salem and Albany were also represented. Despite the large size of the group, the trip went very smoothly and everyone had a great time thanks to the more-than-able leadership of Lana Lindstrom, the trip organizer.

We canoed the river in two sections over two days. On Saturday we put in at Tetherow Landing and paddled approximately 12 miles to Big River Campground where most of us were camped. On Sunday, we put in just below

Wickiup Dam and paddled approximately 9 miles to Pringle Falls/Wyeth Campground. It was the first day that we had so many people. The second day we only had 10 people and 6 boats. Just the right size to form a large raft and float downstream en masse.

Both days we were extremely lucky with the weather - blue skies and 80 degrees. Just hot enough for a few intrepid souls to go for a swim in the chilly Deschutes. We saw lots of birds, including osprey, great blue herons, ducks, geese and a bald eagle. We even saw a fisher. Many of you might not know this animal and truth-be-told we didn't either. All we're sure is it was a small, brown, slinky mammal which either could have been a fisher, otter, martin or mink, depending on who you asked.

After canoeing on Saturday, most of us relaxed around the campfire after makeshift dinners, and enjoyed the beautiful night. Lana brought the fixings for s'mores, gooey marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker concoctions. The conversation was lively and the stars were brilliant. It couldn't have been a nicer weekend.

Share your trips:

Screen shows are a great way to let others in on your paddling adventures and are a great addition to our some what boring business meetings in the Fall and wenter. We had lots of great presentations last year with the public invited. Letís continue that again! So if you have some slides to show of a paddling adventure, share them with club members at our monthly meeting. Letís schedule them in.

 

Trip Notices:

October 3rd - Clear Lake:

Leader Mary Jane Battin.

On Saturday Oct. 3rd, we will join the Obsidians and canoe this beautiful lake. If the timing is right the red and yellow vine maple will be in full brilliant color. This cold clear lake is the headwaters of the McKenzie River. We will meet at the east end of the South Eugene High School parking lot at 8:30am. We will take Highway 126 and park, launch, and lunch at Clear Water Cove campground at the south end of the lake. (turn off Highway 126 just before you get to the lake). Bring lunch, rain gear, extra sweater and the usual canoe equipment. Life preservers are required. Please notice the different meeting place. MJB

 

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.

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