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Indian Mounds / River Access
I‘m looking at the forecast, and we might have a fun run from Norman to Caddo Gap on Friday morning.
If the forecast holds steady, we could meet at 10:00 at the Take-out, swap boats and get on the water between 10:30 and 11:00, going home by 1:00. We can adjust to any fluctuations in the forecast with timing.
It will be chilly and a little windy.
To me, this is the most scenic section of the Caddo River.
About 5 miles, fall color, low chance of some drizzle or rain.
Please let me know if you are interested.
The plan is to paddle north from the launch ramp and explore the more remote areas of the Oak Bower shoreline, then continue south-southwest to the islands and find a good beach to stop and have lunch.
About 6-8 miles, depending on exploration detours.
Heat is the main concern
Others are the usual wasps, cottonmouths, copperheads, and drowning
Kayak, paddle, PFD
Also recommended are:
Sun protection (long-sleeved shirt, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, etc.)
If you have not done so yet, please submit the on-line Houston Canoe Club waiver. It is the button at the bottom of the left column on the houstoncanoeclub.org home/landing page.
Launch at 10:00 am from boat ramp at Cedar Hill Park. Wear your Holiday paddling clothes. Get there early enough to decorate your boat.
Must have signed electronic waiver.
Lunch from 12:00 to 3:00 pm Under the pavilion at Cedar Hill Park. HCC will provide fried chicken and bottled water. You bring a potluck dish.
Join us for the HCC Christmas Party and Paddle on Sunday, December 10.
See the Calendar to register for the paddling event.
Meet at Sugar Land Memorial Park, on University in Sugar Land.
This Christmas Bird Count is in the heart of Fort Bend County. Our route will be from Rosenberg at Tony Becerra Park, to Sugar memorial Park. The distance is roughly 21 miles. This is a relatively new CBC and it will be the first time we paddle it as a bird count. This is a route we paddle pretty regularly though.
Meet at Bates Allen Park Canoe Launch
This is a relatively new CBC. We will likely paddle the San Bernard River from Bates Allen Park as an out and back. Distance is typically about 10 miles as we explore the back sloughs off the river and the main stem as far up and down as we can reasonably travel. It‘s a nice easy intro to counting birds by boat.
Location willbe determined but is usually either Pickett's Bayou boat ramp, Dead Pig Put-in or I-10,
This CBC covers an area familiar to most HCC members. We typically do some combination of Pickett‘s Bayou, the Cutoff, Old River, and the Trinity main stem, usually covering about 15 miles of water. This is a pleasant, easy CBC and usually we vary the route to avoid excessive wind or high water.
Meet at the entrance to Lake Houston Park.
This CBC is a pleasant paddle through the waters surrounding Lake Houston Park. We typically paddle Peach Creek, Caney Creek, the East Fork of the San Jacinto, and the various cypress sloughs that come off of them. Our typical distance is about 15 miles. This is a very birdy route and we typically see a number of unique species for the count.