What an amazing group of people! This was a trip few people get to do in their lifetime made perfect by a great group of skilled, fun, patient & awesome kayakers. Thank you ALL for being so wonderful! It was an honor to join you! You made it a fun & never-to-forget experience. I look forward to many more trips (& teasing) in the future! :)
1 · March 13
CHINA CAMP START & SHUTTLE
To confirm, I will drive down w Beckie & we'll put-in at China Camp. Meeting time at China C. is 9:30am, allowing time for setup and moving cars to Horseshoe Bay. _
JEFF HAS CONFIRMED THIS LOCATION OF PUT-IN AND PARKING, CHINA CAMP (To see details, change to "Satellite" view.)
DRIVING ROUTE, CHINA CAMP TO HORSESHOE BAY TAKEOUT (??)
Here is Google Map route, approx 17 miles, 30 minutes. I do NOT know if this is correct. Is there anything else we should know about this China Camp car-shuttle route & take-out parking location at Horseshoe Bay, anyone, please(??) _
Forgive me if any of these shaky links fail. -Ken
0 · March 8
Looks like we will have 3 knot currents from Racoon Straits down to Horseshoe cove. This will provide a fast, bummpy ride that will cut across at least 4 current/eddy lines that you will need to be able to handle. Looks like almost everyone in the group is skilled at rescue practice and bracing--so I think we are in great shape to have an awesome trip!!! Any concerns call me [masked]
4 · February 25
BASK.ORG , I am a member as well, is my main source or go to place for information. see http://www.bask.org/articles/te...
see the BASK Trip Planner for predicted tides and currents at the location you are going to paddle. Remember there is no certain prediction on the area you are paddling due to islands etc.
"Separate the duration between slack water and peak flow into 3 steps.
During the first step after slack, the current speed increases to 50% of its peak value.
During the next time step, the current increases to 90% of its peak value.
During the last time step, the currrent increases to its peak value."
SO... you need to know what the predicted max/min current speed is in your paddle area before the above can be used to find the exact speed...in numbers. BUT the above is GOLDEN info to keep in mind for general applications. (taken from Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation by David Burch)
1 · October 23