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Howl at the Moon Paddle July 2013

Howl at the Moon Lake Martin Pack & Paddle

Once we got the boats unloaded near the boat landing at Lake Martin and I gave very brief paddling instruction, I asked the group if they wanted to see birds on the south end near the rookery or alligators and birds on the north end of the lake.  It was an overwhelming vote for alligators.  […] Continue Reading

Waterfall Hike Level 2 Trip Report July 2013

Waterfall Hike Clark Creek Pack & Paddle

With the summer upon us, this waterfall trip was a true delight. With so much of the trip being in the creek bed, it keeps you cool and your spirits high. This was the first trip to Clark Creek since we upped the classifications. The ever changing water flow has made some of the trail […] Continue Reading

Waterfall Hike Level 1 Trip Report July 2013

Waterfall Hike Clark Creek Pack & Paddle

With these summer rains, hiking in the Southern states, there is always a risk of getting caught in a thunder storm, today was not going to be any different. With a 60% chance of rain after noon and getting a somewhat late start, I knew we were going to keep the trip a little shorter. Shorter, not only because […] Continue Reading

Grand Gueule Paddle July 2013

Grand Gueule paddle Pack & Paddle

We put our boats in Bayou Ami along the bank next to the Levee Road between Coteau Holmes and Lake Fausse Point State Park.  This is the first time I have seen bank fishermen here, a couple of young boys and their dad.  They were really nice about us disturbing their fishing spot and having […] Continue Reading

Two O’Clock Bayou Father’s Day Paddle June 2013

Two O'Clock Bayou paddle Pack & Paddle

We pulled into Two O’Clock Bayou in the late afternoon on a beautiful June day.  Launching our crafts, we moved into the Bayou and began our adventure.  Moving the boats down the bayou, we easily paddled through the silent waters reaching the edge of a large pit where we were able to observe the flowering lily’s […] Continue Reading

Waterfall Hike Level 1 June 2013 Trip Report

Waterfall Clark Creek Hike Pack & Paddle

We were to meet at Pack & Paddle at 8 but by 7:40 most of those meeting in Lafayette were already there. Once we arrived at Clark Creek Natural Area, we looked around for the folks we were meeting there.  Hmmm…one group was there but a group of 5 was missing.  We got one of the missing […] Continue Reading

LA Hwy 1 Kayak Fishing Trip Report May 2013

Mothership Hwy 1 Kayak Fishing Trip Pack & Paddle

The May 18th Mothershipping trip was a great success! We all met at the boat landing for an early departure and were off to the Pointe Aux Chenes marsh just as the sun was breaking the horizon. As we got to a large pond that could easily accommodate everyone and still allow us to stay […] Continue Reading

Howl at the Moon Festival Paddle April 2013

Lake Martin is at its peak beauty, in my opinion, in late Spring.  There are all sorts of iris along the edge of the lake beside the old boat house where we put our boats in the water colors ranging from pink to purple to yellow.  And the rookery is at its peak, with all […] Continue Reading

Wild Nezpique Paddle Trip April 2013

We dropped the boats off in Jennings then dropped the vehicles off in Mermentau.  We had a large group of folks that were eager for the 7 mile paddle down one of the most beautiful and easily accessible rivers in south Louisiana. Half of the group paddled with me before and they are lots of fun, […] Continue Reading

Kayaking 102 – Self Rescue – April 2013

Patrice, Holly, Jim, Romeo and I started the kayaking 102 class at the pool. The weather started out sunny, we practiced sit in and sit on top kayak rescue skills: the wet exit first, followed by the “T Rescue” in sit in kayaks, an assisted rescue with the sit on tops, and the cherry on […] Continue Reading

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