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Early Morning Lake Martin Trip Report Sept 2014

Early Morning Lake Martin Paddle Sept 2014 Pack & Paddle

We all met at Lake Martin for 7am to get a little head start on the day. It was cool this morning with a little bit of a southeast wind. Fortunately it was not too humid so it made for a fantastic morning paddle. One of our paddlers apparently woke up late and promised to […] Continue Reading

Kayaking 102 Class Report Sept 2014

Kayaking 102 September 2014 Pack & Paddle

  The weather is getting cooler and in order to allow the sun to warm the pool, we started at Lake Martin for the morning session with Jonnie, Michelle, Monica, and Rachel. We first discussed what to bring. Jonnie said, “bring a partner,” which is an excellent idea! With a partner it is much easier […] Continue Reading

Kayaking 101 Class at Lake Martin September 2014

Kayaking 101 September 2014

We had a typical late summer afternoon forecast – 40% rain. Luckily we only received a little drizzle. After spending a bid longer than usual on the on land part of the class,  we took to the water. The progress seemed to be slow at first but all showed steady improvement. Then for the tour […] Continue Reading

Waterfall Hike at Clark Creek Sept 2014

Waterfall Hike Clark Creek

Our adventure started off early as we arrived early in the AM at Pack & Paddle, and introductions were made.  The hike had a diverse and eclectic set of folks – so we decided to try something new.  From the trail head we hiked down to the creek and immediately turned left to enter the […] Continue Reading

Kayaking 102 Class August 2014

We had scheduled a noon-pool and evening-lake session because of the hot weather. Jim, Stephanie, Mary, and Valerie all wanted to learn rescues and strokes in a sit in kayak. We started with the wet exit with and without sprayskirt, followed by the paddlefloat rescue. Some folks used the stirrup to get on the backdeck. Then […] Continue Reading

Lake Chicot Paddle Trip Report – August 2014

Lake Chicot Paddle Trip Report - August 2014 Pack & Paddle

If you are going on a paddle trip on the hottest weekend of the year there is probably no better place in Southwest Louisiana to go than the Northern part of Lake Chicot! It was so hot launching the boats that two guys in the most stable boat in the fleet managed to flip it […] Continue Reading

Kayaking 101 Trip Report – August 2014

Kayaking 101 Pack & Paddle

The early afternoon thunderstorms cooled off the August heat and became a light drizzle as I arrived at Lake Martin. I wondered if anyone would show up. Well they did, and we dealt with the slippery mud to set up the kayaks, have some on land instruction, and launch. Once on the water out of […] Continue Reading

LA Biloxi Marsh Mothership Kayak Fishing Trip – Aug 2014

Our morning began with a calm light breeze as we mothershipped south across Lake Borgne, just south of Slidell. Atop Capt Gary Taylor’s vessel rode our six kayaks. As we arrived to the isolated Louisiana Biloxi Marsh, we entered the mouth of Bayou La Fee and the bait started jumping. We were deployed in groups […] Continue Reading

Howl at the Super Moon – Lake Martin – August 2014

Howl at the Super Moon Lake Martin August 2014 Pack & Paddle

We had a adventurous start to this trip around Lake Martin due to some minor technical difficulties, but it worked out for the best since it allowed us the perfect departure time to witness summers biggest and brightest full moon of 2014. This “Super Moon” is the closest the moon will be to the earth […] Continue Reading

Bayou Grand Gueule Paddle July 2014

The water in Bayou Amie was a little low so it was not as easy as it can be along the bank.  Once everyone got in the water we headed north along the levee until we reached Mr. Roy Blanchard’s house. Roy is a local fishermen, movie scout, swamp tour guide by special appointment and […] Continue Reading

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