Econ River - 419 to Hwy 46 (Camping on the River)

  • March 23, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This trip will be Saturday and Sunday. We will be camping on the river on Saturday night. Anyone who does not want to camp can get out of the river at Snow Hill (this would be an 8 mile paddle). We will paddle around 10 miles Saturday and camp along the river. We will also paddle around 10 miles on Sunday, taking out at Hwy 46. We may see gators, deer, otters and various birds, including Bald Eagles. The Old SR 13 railway and trestle was part of the Flagler Railroad System in the early 1900's and today is part of the Florida National Scenic Trail and is used by hikers to cross the Econlockhatchee River.

Come join us....we can be on the water by 10am.

 

419 BRIDGE GPS CORDS: N28 39'19.0"   W081 06'52.0"

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  • Ronda G

    Looks like a nice weekend! I wish I could have gone but my knee was really hurting and had to ice it! Next time for sure!

    March 27, 2013

  • sarah b

    thanks again, a 5 star paddle!

    March 24, 2013

  • Anna

    Thank you Sam, couldn't be better, in one word was a wonderfull trip!
    I'm looking foreward to have more adventures with you.

    March 24, 2013

  • Sam G.

    Wow - What a weekend. We saw over 20 Bald Eagles, large otters, at least 10 huge gators and many other types of birds. The weather held up perfectly for us. A little rain the first afternoon, and some awesome wind the last few miles but other that that is was perfect. In the 80's during the dahy and 60's at night. The company could not have been better (even you too Donald).

    March 24, 2013

  • Donald

    Well Sam another week and the same thing, this was awful I had to spend time with these good people in this beautiful place doing these fun things on this weather challenged weekend I don’t know how I endured it again. I am still waiting on my refund!!!!!!!!! Thanks Sam

    March 24, 2013

  • sarah b

    thanks Sam, for arranging a lovely trip down the Econ. The eagle sightings were super. And you got us all back before the storm! Look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

    March 24, 2013

  • Julie N

    woke up late. I would be 30 minutes late. Don't want to hold everybody up. See you next weekend.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a weather weenie. Next time :)

    March 23, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Next time!

    March 23, 2013

  • Julie A.

    I have adjusted the map - it is now correct. Corner of 419 and Willingham Rd. on the north side of the street.

    March 22, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Sam, do we need to be on the water Atty 9 or just be there to start packing kayaks by 9? I am 2 hours away so I need to plan when to leave.

    March 22, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Try and be there and unloading by 9:00 am

      March 22, 2013

    • Ronda G

      Ok. Will do!

      March 22, 2013

  • Kristina

    Any chances of cancelling trip due to weather? Will someone post by 6 am if there are changes.

    March 22, 2013

    • Sam G.

      No chance of me canceling. We will get wet though

      March 22, 2013

  • Mauri

    Is there a physical address?

    March 22, 2013

    • Sam G.

      East (about 1/4 mile) of the intersection of Lockwood Blve and Hwy 419 in Oviedo FL

      March 22, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Call me if you need me to meet you somewhere to help you find us (Sam[masked]

      March 22, 2013

  • Kristina

    Sam I am back to considering camping just need to get the tent worked out

    March 18, 2013

    • Sam G.

      East (about 1/4 mile) of the intersection of Lockwood Blve and Hwy 419 in Oviedo FL

      March 22, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Call me if you need me to meet you somewhere to help you find us (Sam[masked]

      March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't confirm attendance due to issues at home. I'll try to come for Saturday if possible, will post before I show.

    March 22, 2013

  • Kristina

    With out a GPS what physical address can I map to arrive?

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes we can arrange a shuttle for Saturday's paddle...

    March 20, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Don't worry we will arrange shuttles for everyone to get back to their cars.

      March 20, 2013

    • Kristina

      I am going to need to shuttle on Saturday as well - I am not camping. So count me in Thanks

      March 22, 2013

  • Kristine A

    Camping!

    March 22, 2013

  • Mauri

    I really want to do this trip, but it looks like the weather is going to get bad on sunday. I'm not accustomed to what florida's bad weather is, but wil it be a problem if we're on the water? I'm not paranoid of rain, I'm from tornado ally....

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • Sam G.

      We may get some rain, and wind - some may be heavy. I am assuming nothing dangerous - we are paddling. I don't want to tell you something that I have no control over. We dont get the type of weather you would get in Tornado ally though.

      March 22, 2013

  • tina

    Is there a way to join only for Sunday?

    March 20, 2013

    • tina

      I will check out everything and let you know tomorrow

      March 20, 2013

    • tina

      Maybe I can make a future meetup thanks

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Provided a shuttle for Saturday can be arranged

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in for Saturday,but, would need to shuttle with others. Dottie, Connie and Julie, I see that you want to paddle only on Saturday. Do you want to arrange a shuttle together? Anyone else in on the Saturday shuttle?

    March 20, 2013

  • Wes C

    Not making any headway on my transportation problem, so I'll cancel and give those on the wait list a chance.

    March 19, 2013

  • Kim M.

    My mother is coming into town for my daughters engagement party. Oh well.

    March 19, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Weather channel says 60% thunderstorms predicted for Saturday and Sunday. . . hmmmm. . . .

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can only do the Saturday paddle so I'm looking for someone to shuttle..

    March 18, 2013

    • Julie N

      Oops. So much for not checking my voice recognition text. I meant Dotty not daddy. Sam is wanting the day trippers to shuttle the camping gear for the over nighters.

      March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We can do that..see you Saturday.

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    as always, can bring a 2nd boat for a smaller paddler.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trying to arrange logistics while I'm wait listed...

    March 18, 2013

  • Julie N

    Can't make the 2-day but will do the one day trip. I guess I'll be hauling stuff down river for the campers. Anyone else going to make it a day trip?

    March 18, 2013

  • Kristina

    It this river navigable with a 16.5 ft kayak otherwise if moved from the wait list I would like to know if there is a rental available for a smaller boat. I understand this is a beautiful part of country and looking forward to seeing it. However, it the river remains as low we might just want to hike it.

    March 9, 2013

    • Wes C

      I've done it in a 16 ft kayak with no problem.

      March 15, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Your tempest will be fine on this River.

      March 18, 2013

  • Nona

    Argh! Must be in Alabama earlier than expected to see my son become an officer and a gentleman. Must bow out. See you all on the next trip

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Connie

    Would like to join for Sat's paddle only

    March 16, 2013

  • Dan S.

    I am going to have to pass the opportunity tomorrow...was looking forward to it, but I have a cold...see you all on the next one, Dan

    March 15, 2013

    • Ronda G

      Dan, this isn't until next week! Hope you can make it! Feel better!

      March 15, 2013

  • sarah b

    Sam if my spot on the waitlist clears may i join on sunday for snowhill to 46? I will fly back from NC on saturday but would love to come out on sunday. very best,sarah

    March 15, 2013

  • Ronda G

    I am working on getting all my gear in time to kayak camp but may not be ready so it may just be the paddle on Saturday and exiting at Snow Hill. :( Any expertise advice on where to get reasonable dry packs and how many???

    March 14, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Walmart has dry bags at a reasonable price

      March 15, 2013

    • Wes C

      For a SOT kayak, have bungee cords and rope to tie everything down in case you happen to tip over. This has happened to me getting out of the boat. :)

      March 15, 2013

  • Kristina

    How is the water level

    March 14, 2013

    • Wes C

      Yesterday a trip organizer I know who runs many trips on the river each week told me that the water level is perfect.

      1 · March 15, 2013

  • Wes C

    I've got room for another kayak if anyone wants to carpool from Pinellas County.

    January 16, 2013

    • Victoria P

      Good, Marilyn looks like a good driver....:0)

      March 14, 2013

    • Wes C

      Yep, I'm ba-ad!

      March 15, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Hey there, is there anyone interested in taking over the shishkabob dinner plan? Since so many of those orig interested cannot attend, perhaps we'll save this for another trip. If hate to see people show up with a few ingredients and no way to cook them.

    March 15, 2013

  • Wes C

    If you want some chopped Greek salad Sat night, let me know. That way I'll know how much to bring. The salad will consist of romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, feta, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, & pepper.

    January 21, 2013

    • Lynn H.

      Yes to Greek salad.

      January 25, 2013

    • Wes C

      I may not able to attend. Would someone else be willing to make the Greek salad? Julie and Carl have dropped out.

      March 14, 2013

  • Pam C

    camping

    March 14, 2013

  • Julie A.

    Gotta go to a baseball game - y'all have fun (I know you will)

    March 12, 2013

  • Carl R.

    Company coming into town. Have fun and will miss you all !!

    March 12, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I am bummed! I was looking forward to this trip. However, something has come up that has made it impossible to join you. I hope whomever takes my place has a great time! See you next time...Promise!!

    March 11, 2013

  • julie

    Sorry, will be caving with my daughter.

    March 9, 2013

  • Nona

    Where is everyone else camping?

    March 8, 2013

    • Marilyn G

      But is there a sandbar at the Sandbar...or is the Sandbar on a sandbar? Maybe we need a meetup to go check it out.

      1 · March 8, 2013

    • Sam G.

      I'm always up to go Sandbar hopping

      1 · March 8, 2013

  • Nona

    I plan to camp on the river.

    March 7, 2013

    • Julie A.

      You can try on a sandbar- unless you like the floating all the time.

      1 · March 8, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I am looking forward to my first trip with Slackers!! I will be camping. Would it alright to bring a couple of veggies and cheese crackers for alletizers? (I'm a vegetarian) .

    March 7, 2013

    • Sam G.

      Yes / that would be great

      March 7, 2013

    • Julie A.

      By all means - we love a great variety.

      March 7, 2013

  • Bob W.

    Will be campinganother out of town from va visiting, bumper,

    March 7, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Hey folks, I'm really disappointed but have to cancel..gotta head back up north and accompany my mother to Mayo Clinic..
    Hope someone continues with the shishkabob dinner, I'll give my disposable grill and 3 boxes of couscous to someone this weekend(Carl?). :0(

    March 6, 2013

    • Victoria P

      Thanks Suzanne, Sam can I give my spot on this trip to Suzanne??

      March 7, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Victoria, you are so sweet!! I am looking forward to meeting you soon!!!

      March 7, 2013

  • Victoria P

    Shiskabob dinner is still on! Sorry I'll be missing it...Thank you lynn & wes for offering to see this silly plan go forward..hope you dont live to regret it!
    EVERYONE who hasnt posted their offering; If you plan to participate please add your contribution to the thread started long, long ago. Next person to post should bring another disposable grill pan, you shouldnt need to bring anything else, as there should be plenty if you platter this family style, (every 5th person bring grill pan) Everyone should bring a GENEROUS SINGLE portion of cubed, frozen meat or seafood and 1 veggie (1 red pepper, 1 zucchini,1 onion, carton of mushrooms, etc, that can be cut/skewered. ) Everyone should bring their own plate, cups and utensils. If you wish to bring something for appetizers, black olives, goat cheese or Greek type cheese and hard sausage, hummus..and extra dessert will not go unappreciated!
    ....Scott, you can have my shot of ouzo if someone brings it!

    March 7, 2013

    • Lynn H.

      We will surely miss you! Thanks to all of your super pre-planning, I know things will go off without a hitch. We will be thinking of you and your mom.

      1 · March 7, 2013

    • Wes C

      Not a silly plan at all, Victoria! Lynn and I will somehow pull it off without you. Sorry you can't come. Best to you & your mom.

      1 · March 7, 2013

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