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Howl at the Moon Lake Martin Paddle Oct 2013

Howl at the Moon Lake Martin Paddle Oct 2013 Pack & Paddle

Once we unloaded boats and people at Lake Martin, we found out that this was a group that was in search of alligators, so we headed north.  We meandered through the cypress, stopping to absorb the wonderful sights and sounds of nature.  And what do you know, at a couple of these stops we did […] Continue Reading

Sunrise & Brunch Lake Martin Paddle – Oct 2013

Sunrise Paddle Oct 2013 Pack & Paddle

We departed Pack & Paddle shortly after 7am, with a cheerful and exuberant crowd. After a short uneventful drive, we arrived at Lake Martin and unloaded our gear. After a brief review of paddling protocol we put the boats in the water and spent a few minutes acclimating to our new craft.  We started our […] Continue Reading

Lacassine Bayou Paddle Oct 2013

Lacassine Bayou Paddle Pack & Paddle

Two Pack & Paddle guides met up with folks at Lorraine Bridge for an early morning paddle on Bayou Lacassine. This trip was schedule in cooperation with the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival located in Jennings, so we had birders and non-birders. Several states were represented by the bird-watchers in the group, as was evident […] Continue Reading

Kayaking 102 Class September 2013

Kayaking 102 Class September 2013 Pack & Paddle

Tom with his own sit-on-top kayak, Hans with his own 17-foot-long sit-inside sea kayak, and Richard and Laura with 14-foot sit-inside kayaks from Pack & Paddle had a sunny start in the swimming pool. Here they practiced several self and assisted rescues.             We started with assisted sit-on-top kayak rescues, followed by assisted […] Continue Reading

Basinkeeper Paddle Trip Report Sept 2013

Basinkeeper Paddle Trip Pack & Paddle

This was a special paddle trip in support of our Atchafalaya Basinkeeper’s work. It included a paddle, short talks on the water, a fish fry and a membership with the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper.  Most of the group met Dean Wilson, the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, and I at Pack & Paddle, while others met us at our put-in […] Continue Reading

Kincaid Loop Trail Hike September 2013

Kincaid Loop Trail Hike September 2013 Pack & Paddle

What an awesome and exciting walk around Kincaid Lake!  Our small crew had perfect weather with minimal sun, and a moderately paced walk that was both energizing and stimulating. Starting off along the trail we saw some wild Muscadine growing along the bridge as well as the green pine cones the squirrels had ravaged for […] Continue Reading

Sunrise Paddle & Brunch at Lake Martin August 2013

Sunrise Paddle & Brunch Lake Martin August 2013 Pack & Paddle

We had an awfully early start this morning, met at Pack and Paddle for 5:30AM. That put us on the water just as the sun was rising. Everyone, surprisingly at this hour, was chatty with smiling faces and plenty of pep for the morning paddle. The stillness of our surroundings was only broken by the splash […] Continue Reading

Kayak Fishing Trip Calcasieu Point Landing July 2013

Kayak Fishing Calcasieu Point Pack & Paddle

We arrived at Calcasieu Point Landing early Saturday morning to thunderstorms and wind. After a while, the thunderstorms began to dissipate and we put the kayaks in the water to begin fishing. The conditions continued to be windy which made paddling tough. Everyone on the trip were good sports and worked hard to do there best to […] Continue Reading

Private Trip to Lake Martin – First Baptist Youth Group

First Baptist Lake Martin Pack & Paddle

This was a private trip for the First Baptist Youth Group.  A great group of mostly high schoolers who were up for the challenge of paddling most of the lake.  We had lots of help unloading boats before giving quick paddling instruction.  We headed to the south side of the lake first to paddle within […] Continue Reading

Lake Chicot Paddle August 2013

Chicot State Park Paddle Pack & Paddle

It was a beautiful August afternoon when we shoved off from the North landing of Chicot State Park near Ville Platte, Louisiana. The sun’s rays highlighted the wonder of nature as we paddled through a majestic field of American Lotus pads on our way to the shade of the thick cypress and tupelo flooded woods. […] Continue Reading

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