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CLAPS FAQs and STATUS

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If you could make a "fried water hyacinth on a stick" recipe worth anything you could make a killing at the Rodeo with an endless, free supply of it.

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The green smoothie crowd should be made aware of this Free supply.

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Wrap enough bacon around it and it could have dog turds in it and still sell real well.  :angel:

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When I passed over Armand Bayou last week on Bay Area Blvd, It looked like there was enough clear water to paddle upstream of the bridge a ways.  Of course, the waterway could have been completely choked just around the corner.

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Wrap enough bacon around it and it could have dog turds in it and still sell real well.  :angel:

 

True dat.

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Wrap enough bacon around it and it could have dog turds in it and still sell real well.  :angel:

 

True dat.

 

No.  Just no.

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If you could make a "fried water hyacinth on a stick" recipe worth anything you could make a killing at the Rodeo with an endless, free supply of it.

ROFL!

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N CLAPS is open and open in a big way.  Highly recommend you come paddle this beautiful section before the evil water hyacinth takes over again.  1 - 18 (all but Big Island Slough) have been maintained and are in great shape, most with new logs, etc.

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N CLAPS is open and open in a big way.  Highly recommend you come paddle this beautiful section before the evil water hyacinth takes over again.  1 - 18 (all but Big Island Slough) have been maintained and are in great shape, most with new logs, etc.

 

Someone needs to toss a couple of manatees in there.......

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N CLAPS is open and open in a big way.  Highly recommend you come paddle this beautiful section before the evil water hyacinth takes over again.  1 - 18 (all but Big Island Slough) have been maintained and are in great shape, most with new logs, etc.

 

Someone needs to toss a couple of manatees in there.......

 

 

That would be very, very cool.  And God knows, they'd have enough to eat.  But for them hyacinth is probably like lima beans and only 1 out of 1000 likes it.

 

But can you imagine paddling with manatees?  That would rock.

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N CLAPS is open and open in a big way.  Highly recommend you come paddle this beautiful section before the evil water hyacinth takes over again.  1 - 18 (all but Big Island Slough) have been maintained and are in great shape, most with new logs, etc.

 

Someone needs to toss a couple of manatees in there.......

 

 

That would be very, very cool.  And God knows, they'd have enough to eat.  But for them hyacinth is probably like lima beans and only 1 out of 1000 likes it.

 

But can you imagine paddling with manatees?  That would rock.

 

Hey, lima beans are great!

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For those of us who were busy shuttling a five-year-old to a rescheduled soccer game, I hope to paddle the same section this month before it all becomes overgrown again. Appreciate the maintenence!

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Ok, so Catspa and scooterino are out paddling some of the CLAPS right now.  Got a call. In Horspen, there are big swatches of living, green hyacinth up in trees 8 - 15' high from the floods.  Many branches low are broken from current and other debris pushing on them. Some whole trees down.  I'm sure North and Horspen need a revamp from all that rain.  They said the lake fared much better, which makes sense.

Sorry they had a bunch of DNFs but all was well before the floods.  Sounds like a maintenance run soon.

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If you want company on the maintenance run, let me know. I haven't paddled Horsepen at all.

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Thank goodness, that's The Bicycler's.  ;)   Ping him.  He's always up for company on a run.  And never a DNF with the CO.  :)

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make a maintenance event so we can get the new whereIgo and Jason's traditional

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Status:  ALL South CLAPS caches are in working order.  At today's event, we were able to get to all of them.  Not saying it was easy.  But they were all gettable.

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So for those of you who don't have notifications on this far away -- N CLAPS has been completely redone.  The main one is at this link:

01 N CLAPS 2016: Clear Lake Area Paddle Series

All CLAPS are good to go right now.  If you are missing any S CLAPS caches and want to get them before they get the 2016 redo this is your fair warning to go get them.  Soon.

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6 hours ago, cachestacker said:

So for those of you who don't have notifications on this far away -- N CLAPS has been completely redone.  The main one is at this link:

01 N CLAPS 2016: Clear Lake Area Paddle Series

All CLAPS are good to go right now.  If you are missing any S CLAPS caches and want to get them before they get the 2016 redo this is your fair warning to go get them.  Soon.

That's awesome!

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Can only mean one thing...

 

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How's the vegetation situation these days? Launch / access issues or tips?

We pretty much need em all again with refresh so CLAPS are all in play for us!

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If you guys decide to launch and want company, give me a holler!

 

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Posted (edited)

North is all done.  There's a nice hot day for ya.  South is coming out now but is not fully out yet.  There is some vegetation on the south side, but none when we placed it -- at least at the cache sites.

There are FTF opportunities on S CLAPS and some of the Horsepen Bayou caches right now....

Each cache page has link to info guide which has all the launch points, etc.  (Spring Gulley, Big Island Slough, Bay Area Park, Clear Lake Park, and along Middlebrook Drive, which bisects Horsepen Bayou.

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On 7/2/2016 at 3:03 PM, cachestacker said:

 

There are FTF opportunities on S CLAPS and some of the Horsepen Bayou caches right now....

 

a very large gator blocked my path to getting FTF on the 4 by UHCL.... 12 ft gator that two fishermen were videoing while i'm in a 10 ft kayak in a narrow stretch?  no thanks.

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6 hours ago, green-eyed said:

a very large gator blocked my path to getting FTF on the 4 by UHCL.... 12 ft gator that two fishermen were videoing while i'm in a 10 ft kayak in a narrow stretch?  no thanks.

 

So?  Just let WS go first.  O0

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