April 24, 2010 · 1:00 PM
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I’d like to plan a trip for Floyds Fork Creek on
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 from Miles Park to the Fisherville Access Site. This is a common stretch, one that we have done a few times – approximtely 7 miles in length and about 3-4 hours in duration depending on breaks. It is a creek of extremes heavily dependant on recent rain – certain times of the year you can almost ‘walk’ the creek while other times of the year, your paddle is nothing more than a steering device thanks to the current. Based on previous experience, I think I have finally determined what CFS levels we need to be at for a safe and enjoyable trip. As of today (4/11/10) the extended forcast is calling for a high of just 60 degrees. Granted, it’s still a ways off, but its at least an indication of where temps are trending. Given that, I think a mid-to-late afternoon trip would provide the warmest temps. Lets plan to meet at 1:00 PM at the Miles Park location to unload and organize the shuttle. Our put-in is at
William F. Miles Park, off Shelbyville Road (past Middletown, towards Eastwood) After you turn on Blue Herron Road, just follow it around until you see a sign on the right pointing you towards the Canoe Access (after the bridge). We’ll all gather in the parking lot there to plan out the shuttle. Our take out will be the
Fisherville Canoe Access. The best way I can describe the location is to just give you the coordinates to plug into Google Maps (or something similar) Here it is:[masked] [masked] FYI - If you are looking at the satellite imagery on Google Earth/Maps, Yahoo etc keep in mind the photos were taken before the parking lots were added at both locations, so you won't see much there. Now, one of the reasons why this is such a popular trip is the ample parking at both the put-in and take-out. If we only get a really small turn-out, we can discuss other options to extend the length of the trip. Some members may have extra kayaks to loan out. If you can make the paddle and want to borrow a boat, go ahead and RSVP yes, and state you need to borrow one, and we'll try to find one for you. I guess that about covers it. If you have any questions, let me know. Please check back often as
I am sure there will be some updates and/or changes to the details.