Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Cruise leader Gene Preston said he will plan to be at Lake Alvin at the Lake access point on the North side at 1 p.m.
Other members of the South Dakota Canoe and Kayak Association also will be there, and while it will not be a moving-water cruise, the lake is scenic and very full.
Lake Alvin is fed, in part, by the Seven Mile Creek - shown in the photo - that will be worth exploring during the outing. Join us for this substitute adventure. Ryan Snuggerud, a club member, said this of the lake:
"The water is the highest I've ever seen it and it was fantastic to be on Alvin and not hit bottom with my paddle.The dock at the public access was partially under water and unusable. But all bank to the left was really easy to use as a substitute."
Post your questions here or call Gene Preston for more information - his number should be below on the original Oct. 2 trip entry - and consider joining the SDCKA for this fun trip to the lake!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
***CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER***
They will gather there around 7 p.m. and then cruise up the Split Rock above the dam in the park. The water here allows for some scenic cruising, and if you have never paddled in the dark, this is a good and safe place to give it a try. It's a lot of fun.
In addition, Mary, Dave, and Larry Braaten are hosting a trip on the Split Rock Creek starting in Brandon on Sunday, Sept. 26. They are asking paddlers who want to join them to do so around 1 p.m.
If you arrive early, do not unload your boats as the group will only gather at the park, then caravan to a put-in near Corson. I say again, meet in McHardy Park in Brandon, do not unload, then roll to the starting point farther up river on Split Rock.
There is one small portage on the Sunday route, but it's a good place for a rest stop. So join the fun.
Questions? Call Dave at 605-366-6844.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Meet on South Lincoln Street in Canton, near the river, for shuttle work first. Dave said he hopes everyone will try to make it as this is an enjoyable cruise on a nice stretch of the Big Sioux River.
If you have any questions, call Larry at 605-764-5654 or Dave at 605-366-6844.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Meet at 1 P.M. at McHardy Park in Brandon. This route has short stretches of flat water with gentle Class I rapids. A pole is useful on Split Rock Creek when the water is low. The water will probably be the best we have had this time of the year for quite a while.
Deer, fish, muskrat, ducks, owls, turkeys and other wildlife may be seen. The cruise takes about 3-4 hours depending on the water conditions and the skill and goals of the paddlers.
Bring a camera, snacks, and some drinking water and enjoy an afternoon on the water. An alternate route might be used if conditions warrant. The put-in and take-out may be altered depending on conditions. Life vests are required.
For more information call Eugene Preston at 605-582-2573.
*yes, I know this photo is not the location - it is in Flandreau - but it shows paddlers gathering!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
*** UPDATED ON SEPT. 10! THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WATER AND AN EVENT AT BALTIC'S PARK! I SAY AGAIN, NO DELLS-BALTIC CRUISE ON SEPT. 11! SORRY! ***
Dave, Mary, and Larry are again organizing a cruise for all paddlers.
This cruise will be Saturday, Sept. 11 on the Big Sioux River between Dell Rapids and Baltic. It features a set of rapids and, as the picture shows, a nice run through the Dells of the Big Sioux River.
The plan is to meet at the city park in Dell Rapids around 1 p.m. Participants then will shuttle vehicles to Baltic and get things under way.
The water levels are still pretty high, so this run should be about 3 hours, perhaps less depending on paddlers. Call Dave with your questions at 605-366-6844.