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Aldo and McWorther

December 22, 2014 by mike swope

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by the way I love reflection photos from the water…..

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Yes it was overcast and raining, but we still had reasons

To hit the river, sadly the ACE had reason to turn the water

OFF

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and we had to punt, at least to the Bitten Marsh, but alas..

with the rain the road in was to slick to drive and we were

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at strike two, so to speak……

the we hit on out of the park…or we still in the park but

managed to figure out hope to make it a little fun…..

Insert seal launch Steve!

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Anyway, we had a fun on the creek, and although it not

long as the EFT its still interesting to paddle, and hike!

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This is that rangy area between 121B and the far back of

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LLELA and it’s very rugged…

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We also found some infamy in the form of a PWC..

You might recall one went airborne over the Espillway back

in the day, well…its still way back there! YIKES

 

Anyway after we learned about Aldo and copped a squat in his bench design we hit the water again…in fact

we did what we thought would be a good present for the

creek, we cleaned up, and if you know us, we get after

the trash, but I’m please to say we collected ALL the

trash on the creek, check it out…

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And check out Aldo Leopold too

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Here is a more complete link, he was before our time, but you need to understand he was way ahead in his ideas..

http://www.aldoleopold.org/AldoLeopold/leopold_bio.shtml

sounds like a man we would have loved to paddle with!

 

Steve’s Pic’s

KJ’s Pic”s

See you in 2015 on the LLELA Express!

It’s LLELA Time

December 19, 2014 by mike swope

Saturday 10am Paddles wet, for the final 2014 river run!

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201 E Jones St Lewisville Texas

at the gate say HI to

Virginia,

then follow the park road to the next gate, turn right at the

dirt road and park near the white gate, then

walk to the water….

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Forecast for Saturdays weather…

 

Sunny and 55 degrees slight south wind..

Water flow….

Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 98   12-19-2014  10:30 CST

 

Graph of  Discharge, cubic feet per second

So do your water/rain dance we need at least 150!

O Carl??

December 13, 2014 by mike swope

PHOTO UPDATE !!

Carl has a great story and we will chat about that a little

later in the blog….

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We want to talk weather too, it was a tough tough day to

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paddle on WRL…

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and least we forget we were on a S5 and not a S4 today

too

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……… and don’t fret if you missed it, join us for the S5II

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in December 13th 2114 too!

 

If you’d like a T shirt just holler,

we’ll trade ya for dead president!

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Thanks to the army of trash warriors we have been blessed with for the entire 2014 trashing season, and as we finish up this year we want to shout out 2 everyone that used the lake park this year,

Hey…. your welcome!

Thanks to Steve for shooting us all year too

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I will also post a link to the photos and videos we

have for the balance of 2014

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Were considering our future plans and would

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like your input on should we continue with the WRL Clean or should we refocus on different lakes for 2015?

Here’s your chance to make us paddle where you like!

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THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY VOLUNTEERS

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12.13.14

December 12, 2014 by mike swope

Sequential

S4

S5!!!

 

Clean Up

this Saturday

9am

Jackson Point

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this will be the last sequential date of the 21st century
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So if you miss this clean up your next chance to do a

sequential might be about 86 years away!

Have Fun and get Trashed with KPC!

 

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Are you kidding me??

December 10, 2014 by mike swope

US Attorney

fines

CG river rafter

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ONLY $2500 for the trip leader?

it should have been for all persons

& for each of the 12 days too!

http://news.yahoo.com/rafter-fined-dumping-trash-grand-canyon-river-011646287.html

As for the other 99.9 % of the paddling community

THANKS for not being this guy!

 

O and by the way this

Saturday is

S4!

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12.13.14 T’s too!!

9am to noonish

4301 West Lawther Dr. Dallas Tx 75214

Jackson Point on a lake map

 

See Ya at the water on Saturday!

A great man passes on….

December 3, 2014 by mike swope

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THANK YOU

Martin Litton for saving the Grand Canyon and the many many other accomplishments you gave us, we are forever in your debt, and will strive to continue your legacy.

From the Almanac online

 http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/01/environmental-champion-martin-litton-dies-at-home-in–portola-valley

From the Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/home/1900047-155/martin-litton-pioneering-wildland-guardian-dies

From the San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_27047165/martin-litton-legendary-conservation-leader-dies-at-age

From the National Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141202-grand-canyon-dams-colorado-river-martin-litton-conservation/

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