2013 Armand Bayou Fall CITO - Danish Style

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2013 Armand Bayou Fall CITO
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Boat launching promptly at 8:45 a.m.

 

http://coord.info/GC4QJRE

 

Come make a new friend from Copenhagen, Denmark!  camillabacher will be joining us for a paddle.  There will also be a pre-event at the boat launch starting at ~8:00 a.m. hosted by our Danish friend.  We're launching a little earlier than normal to help accommodate her schedule.

This CITO Event is focused on the Northern part of Mud Lake (a/k/a the top half of South CLAPS). We will launch AND pull out at Bay Area Park. No shuttling required!  The COs also guarantee no DNFs at this event on the event route!  (You're welcome.)

 

See the CLAPS resource guide here:  http://hgcs.org/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=452

 

CLAPS V2 bookmark can be found on all CLAPS cache pages.  Here's a link to #1:  http://coord.info/GC4AR08

 

Post any questions, etc. here.  Remember, this is CLAPS V2, and for most of you that's a whole lot of new smiley opportunities!  And with the new containers, location, and cache types, and a CITO and an event -- is this the start of a busy icon day for you?

 

This is the time to get in your paddling practice for the upcoming annual NIGHT PADDLE event.  A separate thread will be posted for the Night Paddle soon.  You do not want to miss the night paddle event!  So come paddle in the daylight now so you're ready for it! 

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I'm attending and I'm bringing a couple sandwich boxes!

 

 

Bring all the sandwiches and boxes you wish, Bert.  Just keep them all in your yak.

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I volunteer to teach "Turtle 101" before the Cito starts:)
Africanized Turtle 101 just in case.

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I volunteer to teach "Turtle 101" before the Cito starts:)

Africanized Turtle 101 just in case.

That's real funny...dont remember seeing you there..

Make you a deal....you go out there and then make lame jokes!

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I'm attending and I'm bringing a couple sandwich boxes!

 

 

Bring all the sandwiches and boxes you wish, Bert.  Just keep them all in your yak.

 

 

What's a sandwich box and where do they come from? :D  

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I volunteer to teach "Turtle 101" before the Cito starts:)

Africanized Turtle 101 just in case.

That's real funny...dont remember seeing you there..

Make you a deal....you go out there and then make lame jokes!

 

12 years old, fell into a 4ft long hornets (non africanized mind you) nest in Nicaragua, stung 23 times, hospital for 2 days survived it fine, well except for the lame jokes and a thicker skin side effects.  :stirpot:

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I volunteer to teach "Turtle 101" before the Cito starts:)

Africanized Turtle 101 just in case.

That's real funny...dont remember seeing you there..

Make you a deal....you go out there and then make lame jokes!

 

 

I see this still is a 'tender' subject  :angel:

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Don't forget - this Sunday the CITO starts at 8:00 a.m. with the Danish with a Dane - a DIY Breakfast Event!  http://coord.info/GC4QNTT

 

An event and a CITO -- no waiting!  Come have some fun and get some paddling in before the night event!

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So last minute question - how is this event for a first with our kids in a kayak? We have been talking about going out with Dhaulagiri but he is on sabbatical. The problem is we have 3 kids and 2 adults which is very poor kayak planning on our part.

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So last minute question - how is this event for a first with our kids in a kayak? We have been talking about going out with Dhaulagiri but he is on sabbatical. The problem is we have 3 kids and 2 adults which is very poor kayak planning on our part.

 

It only takes 9 months to remedy that case of bad planning  :2funny:

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So last minute question - how is this event for a first with our kids in a kayak? We have been talking about going out with Dhaulagiri but he is on sabbatical. The problem is we have 3 kids and 2 adults which is very poor kayak planning on our part.

 It only takes 9 months to remedy that case of bad planning  :2funny:

You're incorrigibile Hans :)

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So last minute question - how is this event for a first with our kids in a kayak? We have been talking about going out with Dhaulagiri but he is on sabbatical. The problem is we have 3 kids and 2 adults which is very poor kayak planning on our part.

 

get canoes.  adult and kid to paddle in each.  that's what PD02 and I are doing for the holiday night paddle with another cacher.

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So last minute question - how is this event for a first with our kids in a kayak? We have been talking about going out with Dhaulagiri but he is on sabbatical. The problem is we have 3 kids and 2 adults which is very poor kayak planning on our part.

I will be at this event. If you need any help...look for the red honda crz

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If you are experienced with canoe, that may be a great option. Almost every time I go out in a group w canoes though, somebody gets wet. Just sayin. Canoes can be very tippy for many until acclimated.

 

If kids can swim AND have well fitted life jackets then not really an issue, just be sure to have a good dry bag for wallet, keys, phone, etc. ;) 

 

Somebody tipping over (turtling) is almost a right of passage! Sooner or later everyone goes over, no big deal if you're prepared.

 

Talk to Pinky's and see what he's got for the situation.

 

The good thing about the CITO group is ITs a GROUP! Lots of experience, aid, and smiles to go around.

 

I say make it happen!

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Pinky's no longer rents canoes... They do have tandem kayaks, but that still leaves one of the R's out of a kayak. 

 

I haven't been in a canoe since high school.  But I don't have the right shoulder strength and ability to paddle a tandem with powerdog02 just yet without going in circles and veering to the right a LOT.  My "freakishly strong left arm" tries to do all the work.  Kennethb is aware of my shoulder surgery issue, but I don't know if he's thought about my overcompensation with the left arm yet.  He's the one with access to our scout canoes.     

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Re-reading I realized that previous post of mine seemed kinda negative or discouraging...

 

I don't mean to be discouraging at all. Please don't take it that way. Sometimes, "keepin' it real" looks rather scrooge-like.

 

Long tandem Yaks can easily handle two adults and a kiddo depending on the brand. Wilderness, Heritage, Malibu, among others, all are stable and suited to the task. Even stable yaks can tip over though, so really good to be prepared.

 

Even if you decide not to go out, it would be great to meet your clan and for you to check out all the cool yak caching stuff.

 

Also, Along with others, I will be happy to help you "get it together" for a safe outing checking life jacket fit and stuff like that since 2katz and I won't be yaking this time we will be able to get a pic and lend aid to those who need it getting ready to shove off!

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Great to have a yak "sherpa", thanks Kenny!

 

On a very different note, DO NOT order the yak smoothie at Smoothie King, not their best effort.

Even worse than the "Rocks and Glass" crush they offered last week

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So last minute question - how is this event for a first with our kids in a kayak? We have been talking about going out with Dhaulagiri but he is on sabbatical. The problem is we have 3 kids and 2 adults which is very poor kayak planning on our part.

 

It only takes 9 months to remedy that case of bad planning  :2funny:

 

I was thinking of less Rs not more Rs.  But if we need a 4th kid we will wait for our you and Cindy to figure out that 9 month thing and make us one.  I will try to figure out what we are going to do.  R1 has been caching in Russia, the UK and Paris the past few weeks and I guess I am just getting jealous for some fun.  He gets back tomorrow so we will see what he is up for.  Maybe he can watch all the kids and I can go alone! 

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Was on the bayou from 9 til 1:30 today, working my way up Horsepen Bayou. The water was warm and the sun felt good. Should be a great day tomorrow !

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