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Paddle Paint Creek!

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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As reported, the Clear Fork has obstructions that have yet to be cleared this season, creating safety issues.

I just got a call back from Mr. Lewis and he's advised they were only going to release the waters to[masked]cfs to accommodate the request of another group.

However, right now Paint Creek is running at 671cfs, so we're going to run the Paint instead.

We'll meet up at Water's Edge (the take-out) and head up to the put in at Blaine Highway. The trip is approximately 6 miles with a nice island half way where we'll stop and have lunch and have a fire if we want.

What to bring:

Lunch, fluids, dry bags, extra change of clothes, hat and sun screen. 

The air temps should be in the low 60's, but keep in mind the water temps are still in the 40's. So dress for the water, not the air. If you can avoid wearing cotton, please do so. 

Also, the picture above is during high water, so no need to be concerned for this trip.




 



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  • Sandy

    Sandy, Suha, Neilson, and Jeff paddled Olentangy from Hyatt Rd to 270. About 9 miles. It's was a very nice trip with lots of rapids and turtles. We counted kinda, about 40+ turtles we saw. It was a really nice day too!

    2 · April 27, 2014

  • Sandy

    Who is going paddling today?

    April 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What r u thinking?

      April 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are paddling the Olentangy at 11

      April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Debi, did you get your kayak home safely ?

    1 · April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Schmitty... What did you do ? Hey guys, I had allot of fun paddling with you guys today.

      1 · April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Davis it was all part of my dastardly plan, but I was foiled. LOL. No I was just a little concerned with that front strap being broken. And you are welcome Debi.

      April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're planning to paddle somewhere tomorrow morning, anyone up for another day on the water tomorrow?

    April 26, 2014

  • Bob F.

    turned out to be a great day on the water. Thanks to everybody.

    2 · April 26, 2014

  • Sami

    My sincerest apologize to everyone for prematurely cancelling this meetup. It had rained up here for hours, and I wanted to give everyone advanced noticed; but it sounds like I missed some of you. Again I apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you.

    Sami

    April 26, 2014

    • Davis M.

      No worries Sami! Meet u next time

      April 26, 2014

  • Kip P.

    Got off a little late because of early weather but weather turned out great.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to meet with the new RATs.

    2 · April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The trip was great. River was perfect.

    2 · April 26, 2014

  • Davis M.

    Hi. I'm here. Now what lol. I'm the guy with the kayak inside his car lol

    1 · April 26, 2014

    • Bob F.

      B there 20 min.

      April 26, 2014

    • Jeffrey K.

      Thought something felt good

      April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The rain stopped n we're still going if anyone else want to go .

    1 · April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes

      April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      10.30

      1 · April 26, 2014

  • Marie P.

    :-( I'm not going to be able to make the trip today..... I hope you all have a perfect paddling day and a great time. See you soon!

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    After today it's your choice of streams

    1 · April 25, 2014

    • Sami

      OIC. We're supposed to get quite a bit of rain next week, so I agree. Yeehaa!

      April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Moist Brian!

      April 26, 2014

  • Sami

    Tomorrow promises to be a perfect day for paddling. See you all in the morning

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    You guys have fun! I stopped in at Liquid Logic's factory today in Fletcher, NC. Got to see how they make kayaks... very cool! See ya on the water soon!

    April 25, 2014

    • Sami

      Very cool! So when are you making your own? :)

      April 25, 2014

    • Bob F.

      When they put you on the LL senior team, put a good word in for me Bob.

      April 25, 2014

  • Davis M.

    Hello. May I ask, does Ohio enforce boate registration on kayaks? Thank you!

    April 25, 2014

    • Davis M.

      No bid deal! I'll see you all there!

      April 25, 2014

    • Sami

      Sounds good

      April 25, 2014

  • Rob

    Figured I'd better get a trip in before my fishing vacation.

    2 · April 13, 2014

    • Rob

      No problem man. wasn't your fault. We have all summer.

      April 24, 2014

    • Sami

      See ya soon, my friend

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry everyone. Got to go check on my papa!

    April 25, 2014

    • Sami

      Hopefully everything is okay

      April 25, 2014

  • Phil P.

    Got back out. Work related. See you another time.

    April 23, 2014

    • Sami

      Too bad. We'll see you soon

      April 23, 2014

  • Kathy

    Outta town. Have fun!

    April 21, 2014

  • Bob F.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend. Yeeeehaaa!

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like so much fun. I wish I knew how to kayak. Any tips of where can I get started? Either way, have fun guys :-)

    April 20, 2014

  • Betsy

    I would love to do this paddle-- miss you all! My daughter has a volleyball tournament that weekend so I will be tied up Friday through Sunday.

    March 18, 2014

    • Sami

      Miss you too!

      1 · March 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Betsy. 'teaQilla' when are we going to see you on the water again ?

      April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, hope to make this trip as long as do not have to work. This will be my first trip with the River Rats. Looking forward to meeting everyone. I also have a small pick-up truck if anyone needs a way to get their stuff to the meet up.

    1 · April 15, 2014

    • Sami

      Thanks Larry, we look forward to meeting you as well. Welcome to the Rats.

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone from Columbus going? I have an extra kayak and my jeep can haul them both. Willing to drive.

    April 4, 2014

    • Sandy

      Sami, I think she was asking everyone going if any of them would like to share a ride.

      April 4, 2014

    • Sami

      I understand. :)

      April 4, 2014

  • Jeffrey K.

    There is a garage sale I'd like to be a part of (not the swap meet) on this Saturday. What's the chance of convincing 11 people to do this trip on the next day: Sunday (huh, huh, please?)

    April 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did this trip last year - met some great people - had a good time - hoping to do it again this year!!

    March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to do this paddle---depending when it is and if I can get off that day. It is in my neck of the woods. Hope to see you all.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a nice paddle to come out and meet everyone on. I'm game

    1 · March 19, 2014

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