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Elkhorn Creek - Frankfort, KY

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    This section of Elkhorn Creek is near Frankfort, KY.

    This meetup is for the class I/II section of the Elkhorn which goes from Elkhorn Acres to the Hwy 127 bridge. Canoe KY will rent boats on this section. It is possible, but not likely, that this trip will be canceled due to low or high water. Anyone planning to attend should check this page Saturday morning to ensure the trip isn't canceled. For any questions, call my cell[masked]-5705. We will meet at the Elkhorn Acres put in at 11am.

    Here is a description of the trip we will be taking:

    This is a 12-mile trip on Class I+ water and averages 4 hours to straight paddle. Good for beginners to intermediate paddlers. This trip starts with the "Fun Float", making Canoe Kentucky your half way check in point, then continues 6-miles downstream as the valley widens out and the creek runs through more small rapids and calm pools. This trip is ideal for those wanting an "All Day Adventure" on the water with great paddling, fishing, wildlife and fantastic scenery. The put in is at Knight's Bridge on KY 1900, Canoe Kentucky is the half-way point, and the take-out is just past the US 127 bridge.

    Directions: (For mapping sites, use address above as destination)

    You take a right off of US 127 N onto SR 1900, Peak's Mill Road (yes, there is a CK sign there)... Go about 4.5 miles till you see on your left a mailbox on the road with a kayak mounted on top; this is the CK put-in; OUR put-in is the long gravel driveway right before that one... As you turn in, you'll see the "private property" (paid in part by our own Elkhorn
    Paddlers club) sign telling you this is the American Whitewater site where we put in the 12-mile. The CK put-in for any renters is right next door, but is THEIR property so we don't put in there. Your renters will WALK or BUDDY CARRY their boats just a few yards over the grass to wait for us and meet.

    Meanwhile, those of us owning or borrowing boats will be driving to the take-out. As many boat-carrying vehicles as possible will stay there, while as few cars as possible (to carry people; we usually really pile 'em in) will return. Not sure who owns that land, but both private boaters and CK use it for pick-up; never any problem with towing, etc.

    The green arrow on this link represents the put-in:
    http://maps.google.co...

    This is the take-out:
    http://maps.google.co...

    Water gauge:
    http://waterdata.usgs...

    Canoe KY's website for boat rental:
    http://www.canoeky.co...

    For the purpose of mapping or GPS navigation systems, use the address below which will get you pretty close:
    4245 Peaks Mill Road, Frankfort, KY

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  • Drew

    Sounds great Greg, thanks a bunch. See you guys in the morning.

    June 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greg, I am sorry for the short notice but I can not make this tomorrow. Thanks so much for the offer to bring a boat. Hopefully next time.

    June 18, 2010

  • JASON A.

    I did this 12 mile stretch two weeks ago as a guide for 30 Yale University students. Have fun and BEWARE OF THE CLAW.

    June 18, 2010

  • Greg M.

    Jason, we'll meet at the put-in linked above which takes about a hour to 1.5 hours to get to from Louisville. Then we'll run shuttle to leave as many cars as possible at the takeout.

    June 18, 2010

  • Greg M.

    Anita/Jak I have an extra boat one of you can use, and the other can take Scott's spare spot in the canoe.

    If you're going to rent from Canoe KY, make sure you get there early. They make you watch a safety video first, and sometimes the shuttle only runs on certain schedules, so I'd call ahead and make arrangements. They do take plastic.

    June 18, 2010

  • Greg M.

    Yes, we'll meet at the put-in at 11a.

    June 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great. So are we meeting at the put-in you described?

    June 17, 2010

  • Greg M.

    Matt, I'll bring a boat for you.

    June 17, 2010

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