Kirbydox and I went paddling in front of the storm this morning, only getting rained on as we crossed the lake to Clear Lake Park. The caches on the WEST side of S CLAPS are good to go. We replaced two missing caches, fixed a broken top or two, freshened everything up and and replaced nearly all the logs just so they were in better condition.
So the following fall into our run:
25 - 28
40 - 51
Known possible issues: #55
We will paddle the east side soon and do some maintenance there and hit #55 at that time.
The north side, right now is hosed. See the hyacinth thread. The little water in the photo Syd took earlier in the week is gone. No water visible except directly below the bridge there are a few puddles of openness.
The S CLAPS areas between Bay Area Park and S CLAPS 27 had many patches of the stuff and seedlings covering the entire surface in areas. It was easy to navigate today, though, and much of it I just paddled through. None of the caches took much effort to get to -- far different than when the last cachers went through the area before they sprayed.
Once you got around the peninsula past #27 it really was not an issue at all.
Here is the area around #26. You can see in the background that it's not like this all over (clear water in the main waterway), but in this 'cove area' all those little green seedlings covering the water are going to grow. But, for now, far better than before they sprayed.