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Exploratory paddle up the Mokelumne.

  • Nov 3, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Cosumnes River Preserve

Meet at 9:00am, otw by 945. Bring wheels if you have them. Bring a snack, too.

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  • Cherie

    Fun place to paddle! Beautiful!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Shauna

    Beautiful paddle. Windy at put in. Protected on the water for most of the paddle. Interesting boat eating alge Great company

    2 · November 3, 2013

  • Steve T.

    All, Jim mentioned sandbars. I think the New Hope Bridge where Jim referenced tide info is about 5 miles down river from where we'll be entering the Moke. I'm not sure what tide correction is five miles upstream from Wimpy's but I'm guessing we'll miss low tide.

    I've experienced sand bars and shallow water at the confluence of Middle Slough and the Cosumnes and there always seems to be a line through the shallows. Sandbars can move and maybe Jim's sandbar knowledge is more recent than mine. At any rate you should be prepared to wet-foot it if we have to carry over a sand bar.

    FYI This paddle is an exploratory paddle so we might find surprises along the way. It should be fun, even if we have to adjust our plan.

    See you tomorrow.

    Steve

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Jim S.

    I plan to be there but I've been fighting a cold so if you don't see me then it's just because I wasn't feeling well.

    November 2, 2013

  • Penny H.

    Um, probably won't be out until midnight. We are planning on being out for approximately 4 hours.

    November 1, 2013

    • Cherie

      Anyone have plans for lunch? Do we want to stop someplace after the paddle?

      November 2, 2013

    • Penny H.

      Lunch after would be fun. Alejibres? Or the new restaurant in Clements or the fruit stand in Clements - Clements ridge

      1 · November 2, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Check the tide charts here(http://deltaboating.com/tides/mokenhb.php).
    There are sandbars at the confluence of the Moke and the Cosumnes Rivers that restrict boating thru at low tide. Portages may be required to get on the Moke as you plan on leaving at the ebb tide meridian.

    November 2, 2013

  • Marilyn J. H.

    I really want to do this, but this weekend conflicts with the Crane Festival. With the extra water released for the salmon (I'm guessing as to why the lake is lower) I would like to explore down the Mokelumne.... has anyone gone in through the new Woodbridge Wilderness Area (only open weekends)? Also, how do we check the flow to see when it is best to come down from the hatchery to Clements?

    November 1, 2013

    • Jim S.

      Marilyn, check the site 'Dreamflows' to find the flow rates on the Moke at Camanche Dam and many other rivers around here. I have paddled from the Woodbridge Wilderness Area (WWA) to the bird santuary. The launch is steep and slippery but definitely accessible. There are lots of tree snags in the river over the 17 miles of water to the sanctuary. Plan on a shuttle to retrieve vehicles left at WWA.

      November 2, 2013

  • Bill B.

    This is for Marilyn Hughes: The Mokelumne river is flowing at 255 cfm now but will increase to 455 on Nov. 4th for the salmon. Google Camanche Lake flow to be directed to the EBAY site for the daily flows.
    If you put in at the wilderness area, you can get out at the Peltier bridge. The only problem is that parking is up the road a ways - check it out before you go. The only other place to get out is the Consumnes Reserve (a long paddle). Hope this helps

    November 2, 2013

  • Cherie

    It should be a good paddle!

    November 1, 2013

  • Penny H.

    That would be great, thanks Shauna

    November 1, 2013

  • Shauna

    Got a couple sets of wheels. I'll try to remember to bring them. It's a long carry to and from the put in

    November 1, 2013

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