Derby Day Kentucky River Palisades Paddle

Same trip as scheduled for tomorrow, but without the rain.

River is still a little high with some flow to it, maybe 1-2mph. Will head downstream first, so have to take that into account - will take longer and more effort to get back.

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  • Don P.

    Sorry we missed you. Waited about 10 min, didn't know if the drizzle on the way scared you off. Tina was a trooper - convinced her to wade through the mud at the end of the ramp and then about 20 minutes of drizzle, but turned out to be a perfect day and she didn't want to stop. Went out about 5.25 to 5.5 miles in about 65 minutes, but took almost 2 hours to get back. So right about 1mph current. She has a pretty fast boat and a good efficient forward stroke.

    1 · May 4, 2013

    • suzanne

      i dont think i could have paddled upstream like you all. so glad you made it back safe! regards

      May 4, 2013

    • Maryellen S.

      I would've loved the challenge, although my fitness level leaves a lot to be desired but this would've been a great paddle in the right direction...sorry I could not make the drive...hope to paddle with your group sometime this year. :)

      May 6, 2013

  • suzanne

    okay, i saw your-alls 4runner and kia and way down the very FAST river i saw 2 tiny kayakers, i magine 10 minutes ahead. im so sorry i didnt meet you all, and i was 15 min late, but really there is no way i could have paddled upstream from the looks of it, id need to be rescued in ohio or new orleans or where ever. hope to meet you all eventually. now i know where campnelson put in is...

    May 4, 2013

    • Tina N.

      Suzanne, this was my first paddle with the group. I am so sorry you made the drive and missed us!! We paddled about 10 - 11 miles in 3 hours and I AM EXHAUSTED! That was the longest, fastest paddle I've ever done. I wish the upstream had been first because I was at muscle exhaustion by the time I was back and would loved to have floated the last 1/2 mile. I did enjoy it though and loved the exercise! I hope to see you soon on the water. What kind of kayak do you have? I have a 14' Current Designs. Tina Nauman

      May 4, 2013

  • Don P.

    Excellent as usual. Little rain, little sun, little rain and sun at the same time.

    May 4, 2013

  • Don P.

    Depends on the kind of boat you have. We can look at it, go upstream a bit to see how much progress we can make, and if need be, can go upstream instead of downstream.

    May 4, 2013

  • suzanne

    i guess ill try it, but i dont know how far ill make ait and i dont know about 1-2mph. looking forward to meeting you all.

    May 4, 2013

  • Tina N.

    It's all going to decide on the weather.

    May 3, 2013

  • Don P.

    Supposed to hold off until the afternoon here. Hoping to get at least to Candlestick Rock and back -8 miles.

    May 3, 2013

  • Maryellen S.

    Is it not going to rain in your neck of the woods? We have 90% chance down in South Central Kentucky. Have fun!

    May 3, 2013

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