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Monday Night BLACK CREEK PADDLE - Follow by MOUNTAIN PIE BBQ in Highland!

 

2014's FIRST TUESDAY NIGHT KAYAK

Start the 2014 Kayaking season off with a BANG!

Black Creek Paddle

 

Followed by a fire and BBQ at Baker's house!

 

Janine's famous MOUNTAIN PIES!

 

5:00 - Black Creek / Rt. 299 Highland (5:15 launch)

2.5 hours of paddling


Black Creek was carved by the last advance of the North American  Laurentide ice sheet, more than 10,000 years ago, during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode. So-named for the deep hue of its water, colored by bark tannins and other sedimentary minerals, Black Creek was commemorated by famous visitor Walt Whitman as “a stream of hurrying amber.” The Black Creek Watershed features swamps, marshes and pools that foster countless species of fish, amphibians, birds and complementary plant life. Its features, which stymied most commercial and residential development, preserved Black Creek as a paradise for canoeists, kayakers and fishermen.

We'll be starting our paddle where Rt 299 in the Town of Lloyd crosses Black Creek. The put-in is directly next to the bridge where parking is available. We will paddle upstream as far as we can go (about 5 miles) before turning around. The creek passes through beaver and bird habitats, under bridges, and tunnels. Depending upon time and interest we can extend this paddle once back at the put-in by going downstream about two-miles where the river meets a waterfall. To those willing to portage the waterfall, Black Creek can be taken all the way to beautiful Chodikee Lake where herons nest and orange-wing blackbirds flutter. To those interested in going all the way, we can spot a car at Lake Chodikee in advance.


Before it was repurposed by paddlers, Black Creek was a focal point for generations of fisherman. Throughout the 1900s, sportsmen sought shad, herring and trout in its running waters. The 15-mile Hudson River tributary begins in the Town of Plattekill and flows north, bisecting Lloyd, and flowing through Chodikee Lake into the Town of Esopus, where it reaches the river.



Total Mileage:  4-6 miles
Estimated Paddle Time: 2.5 hours
Special Gear / Requirements: Kayak/canoe, life jacket, camera, headlamp, beverages, extra pair of dry clothes in the car (just in case, Dennis, just in case).

Kayak rentals are available, which includes boat, lifejacket and transport of the boat to and from the put-in. Email Mike at [masked] for details.

Who's Organizing: Chris Baker

 

Meetup Times and Locations:

Arrive: 5:00

Launch: 5:15

From Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Bridge drive north on 9W. Turn left onto Route 299 and go 1.2 miles to the road crosses Black Creek on a bridge. There is a Scenic River sign here. Cross the bridge and then pull-off on the left. Our put-in is at the water's edge.

Google map link to the trail head:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl. Note the map here shows Riverside Rd, in Lloyd. This is right next to our put-in on Rt 299 (County Rd 15). Park next to the bridge on 299.

Paddler BeWare...

As with all creeks, there can be fallen trees that need to be negotiated (paddled underneath or portaged around). Come ready with a sense of adventure...

 

 



NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review maps and water features carefully; understanding conditions of any trip is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. Capsizing is always a possibility when engaged in a paddling trip, be mentally prepared and know how to swim and self-rescue before going on any paddling trip.

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.
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  • Lori B.

    Thanks for a great outing and fun party!

    April 15, 2014

  • Dorothy

    i hear there were no swimmers.. pity.. good ol HVH tradition :D

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Jesse

    "Isn't that what we're doing now?"

    April 15, 2014

  • Kim

    Felt good to get back on the water! Thanks Chris and Janine for a great bbq as usual!

    April 15, 2014

    • A.(Toni)Aurora

      Thank you Kim for lending me your arm and rescuing my sunglasses
      Jajaja

      3 · April 15, 2014

  • Matt N

    Great BBQ with good laughs, nice to see people in warm weather for once!

    2 · April 15, 2014

  • A.(Toni)Aurora

    Chris & Janine thank you for hosting a fun BBQ nice to see all you crazy folks! Joy,Kim,Matt N,Chris and Richard so happy we don't have to hike in three feet of snow and below freezing temp! What a way to welcome summer !!!

    3 · April 15, 2014

  • nelson

    Good to see everyone again.

    April 14, 2014

    • Matt N

      Sorry we missed you Nelson, we will have to catchup on the next one!

      April 15, 2014

  • Mike K.

    Great to back on the water and see everyone again. Thanks for the hospitality Chris and Janine.

    2 · April 14, 2014

  • Kim

    I may be there a few minutes after 5 but I will be there before launch time!

    April 14, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Brent. If we launch before you get here. Put in and paddle to the right. (South).

      April 14, 2014

    • Brent H.

      Ok np

      April 14, 2014

  • Matt N

    Likely just coming for the after party, no kayak this season!

    March 29, 2014

    • Joy

      Hey! That may change! I believe on May 4th we will make an official decision about whether or not to buy kayaks for the season.

      1 · April 14, 2014

    • Richard

      I'm in!

      April 14, 2014

  • Carey F.

    Boo hoo. I was trying to switch an appt around. No luck. I'll catch you guys next time. Have fun!

    April 13, 2014

  • Brian A.

    So I am new to the group and my wife and I would not be able to get out of work in time for the launch. Is the BBQ something we can try to meet everyone after?

    April 12, 2014

    • Joy

      Yes!! More BBQ only folks .... that's what I am doing ... Chris, would you like to confirm a time people should arrive? 8 pm?

      1 · April 13, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Hello! We should be back to the house by 7:30pm

      April 13, 2014

  • Caysey

    Working 2nd shift all week -can't make it :(

    April 13, 2014

  • Jerry L.

    Aside from the weather, Monday is better for me. Oh, by the way, thanks for the beer on Saturday .

    April 11, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Weather watching!
    It looks like Tuesday will offer temps. in the 50's with clouds and rain.
    Monday, however will be sunny and 70's. I am moving this event to Monday. I am sorry if this hinders your plans.
    Thank you!

    1 · April 11, 2014

    • Akim E.

      Have other plans for Monday. Will catch up with you guys on the next one. Enjoy.

      April 11, 2014

    • Heather G.

      Drats! I've got class Monday night. Catch you next time then...

      April 11, 2014

  • nelson

    Roof rack bars came in yesterday. Hopefully the base towers and clips and kayak holders will arrive by Monday. This Yak stuff is expensive!!

    April 11, 2014

  • david

    its my first time going out with this group, i know nobody but am looking forward to getting out on the water, also i do need a rental will be driving up from nyc

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Kathi M

    Was looking forward to my first paddle of the season with you guys.Meet new fellow yakers and try the imountain pies. unfortunately, I took a bad fall and have to postpone my kayaking. Taking it day by day but will catch up to you guys soon.

    April 9, 2014

  • nelson

    Mike, are you bringing the kayak transporter? My Toyota died last year. Just got a hitch put on my car. Next step is to see if they make roof rack brackets for my car. If I can't get them installed in time, I might need to put on your trailer if there is space.

    April 1, 2014

    • Mike K.

      I have room for four kayaks on my roof rack so if we can figure out a way to meet up beforehand I can throw your yak on top. I've got an old roof rack that fit a 2003 Jetta -- will that fit your car?

      April 1, 2014

  • Kim

    Woohoo, it's about time! And Brent will now be kayaking too? It's a party!

    January 30, 2014

    • Brent H.

      You're in Kim

      1 · March 29, 2014

    • Kim

      Just saw this now...awesome, thanks Brent!

      April 1, 2014

  • Mike K.

    The email address for kayak rentals in this post was wrong and has just been updated. If you need to rent a kayak email me at [masked]. Thanks.

    April 1, 2014

  • Mike K.

    Its my birthday. I get to eat the mountain pie first. Gifts are optional.

    January 30, 2014

    • Akim E.

      what is your favorite beer or alcohol Mike?will make sure will be available for you body.

      1 · January 31, 2014

    • Mike K.

      Blue Moon is good. Thanks man!

      April 1, 2014

  • Laurie C.

    Anyone coming up from NYC area I could get a ride with? Will contribute to gas, tolls, etc. If not, is there a nearby train/bus stop I could get ride from? Thanks!

    March 25, 2014

    • Brent H.

      I'll be leaving from Englewood, NJ with room for 4. I still need a few days to work out the details.

      March 25, 2014

  • nelson

    I'm back.....

    3 · January 31, 2014

    • Joy

      Tuesday nights have not been the same without you!!

      January 31, 2014

    • Akim E.

      Wow Nelson! I thought you went to the moon on expedition trip or something. Did you get the e-mail I sent you last week about the weekend of April 11th?

      January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    so Lucy tells me that mountain pies are the things made in the Coleman sandwich-press-for-the-fire (which i grew up with and recently found at a flea market). maybe it's just me, but "mountain pies" sounds like a euphemism for bear scat.

    January 30, 2014

    • Janine B.

      Just for that, you don't get any!

      January 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      :( but seriously, i was trying to come up with a different moniker for them, like maybe "campwich" or "hudson valley hammie" for a ham and cheese? i think i'm going to try making cookies in mine.

      January 30, 2014

  • Caysey

    Iceyaking??

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Brenda

    Cannot wait till spring ! I look forward to getting back on the water

    January 30, 2014

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