Month: October 2019 | Kayak Power




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Stop Dreaming……….Start Paddling
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Elm Fork river report

October 19, 2019 by mike swope

It was a quick ride from the put in as the cfs were aabout 362…

But the river did even out nicely after the 1st mile.

Super smooth!

The tree rapid was run rivr left as the right side was a little boney at this levelvet

We all made it through safe and dry..but it was a lot more pushy then it looked.

If you zoom in you can see the half moon

Both the buzzards

And the Great Blues were out in force

We had a perfect day…well almost perfect

We got to the take out and found the construction has been installed where we usually take out

That is actually great news because the construction is all about a kayak and canoe launch!!!

Who knows we might be taking out in brand new digs before to long!

Mark you calendar for next months fall color Eco Tour!


October 17, 2019 by mike swope

Eco Tour

See fall colors in mild Texas October!

9am Safety Talk

10am Paddles Wet!

2nd Saturday

October 16, 2019 by mike swope

So it was a beautiful start to the Saturday cool but not to cold…and warming quickly with the sun.

The girls. Lucy…Izzy and Penny got here early for some calm water….

But got quickly surrounded by the girls crew… can you hear the group..awwweee?

After that we figured we wold start getting our duck lined up

We got to trashing…and as luck would have it we had Magic Marvin in support!

We also ran into a new frieand Joe who supported a great cause for veterans …

In fact last year Joe paddle from the top of Maine to the bottom of Key West to raise awareneas and help prevet veteran suicide.

10 months of time and lots of cool stories later I asked him what was the best part…and I quote..

“This paddle for a cause has restored my faith in humanity”

I could not have said it better!

Check out his blog at the uel on the side of his kayak!

We also managed to do some heavy lifting from the ground clean up crew

And also got the Birthday girl good and trashed too!


This is the 1st load that the city took before we were completed

We had young and young a heart help as you can see

Some quality family time

We even had a croc encounter…o my!

This was the 2nd pile we got of trash

And feel free to check out all the photos below while you think about the November clean up too

October pics S4

Paddle Safe Paddle Often

Dog days of Summer

October 7, 2019 by mike swope

Are officially gone!!!

And that means cool weather for this coming Saturdays Clean Up!

So plan accordingly like my 4 leged friends and

Be there Saturday October 12th 9am till 12 noon for the 2nd Saturday shoreline spruceup!!!

Jackson Point on the West side of WRL

Kayak will be there!!!

And Thanks to the

FTLOTL GROUP…..we will he fresh onion bags to use to clean!!!!!

Hats times 3

October 6, 2019 by mike swope

3 weekends in a row makes for some happy paddlers!

And just in case you want to know…

The San Marco’s is flowing just under 200 cfs.,00060

It channelises the river a bit…but also makes it look easy but feel very pushy!

In summary……

we had a

Martindale Dam fine time!

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