KCKA Fall Rendezvous September 19th-21st & Sandbar Party

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KCKA Fall Rendezvous September 19th-21st & Sandbar Party

Post by kansascobb » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:04 pm

KCKA Fall Rendezvous

September 19th-21st

Riley County new Public Access dedication

Mark your calendars.
More Info at www.kansascanoe.org

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Post by TJ » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:20 pm

KCKA members:

You won't want to miss the Sandbar Party of the year! Campfires & stories abound. This is going to HUGE FUN.
C'ya Saturday morning - Sept 20th
TJ


PS: Even if you can't float with us on Saturday morning & afternoon. You can always launch late Saturday evening (St. George, KS) and catch up with us on the river just downstream of St. George, KS. Launch late & enjoy the camaraderie w/KCKA.

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Post by TJ » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:47 am

Hi all,

Again, thanks for all the interest & questions. I hope to see even more of you next time.

It was great meeting some new paddlers on the trip. A great weekend of easy paddling, great scenery, great river flows, and fabulous weather was had by all. There is nothing that beats the wilderness feeling floating the upper Kaw in the fall.

Our two float trips went flawlessly. One group of eight paddlers did a day-trip, taking out at St. George, KS. One group of eight paddlers continued on and camped overnight. Even with nearly 12 last minute cancellations, the group was a very impressive sight on the Kansas River.

One note: We saw two other large groups on the Kansas River last weekend. One was running a day trip and one was camping overnight. We are starting to see some mild competition for choice campsites on the Kansas River. That is something few would have predicted a few years back.

We were treated like celebrities at the Fairmont Park Public Boat Ramp dedication. State officials from KDWP complimented KCKA for taking the lead on river access back in 1975 and moving forward. Accesses are planned for the K-18 bridge near Ogden, KS and a new access in Junction City, KS that is planned to come on-line in 2009. It has been a long struggle, but river access on the Kansas River continues to improve, bringing more and more tourism and interest in our Kansas Rivers.

The state of KS was well represented on the combined trips with paddlers from the greater Wichita area, Topeka, Lawrence, greater KC, & Manhattan. I hope to see you back
on a river soon.
Paddlingly yours,
TJ Hittle

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