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Floyd's Fork Creek - Miles Park to Fisherville (Shuttled)

  • May 8, 2010 · 12:00 PM
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This is a second attempt for a Floyd’s Fork trip that had to be cancelled a couple weeks ago do to weather conditions as well as very low water levels. I like our chances a LOT better this time. This time the creek actually has an abundance of water with relatively low chances of precipitation for the upcoming week. Starting time is flexible, let me know if it will not work for you but another time will. This trip will begin at Miles Park and end at the Fisherville Access Site. This is a common stretch, one that we have done a few times – approximtely 7 miles in length and about 3-4 hours in duration depending on breaks. It is a creek of extremes heavily dependant on recent rain – certain times of the year you can almost ‘walk’ the creek while other times of the year, your paddle is nothing more than a steering device thanks to the current. Based on previous experience, I think I have finally determined what CFS levels we need to be at for a safe and enjoyable trip. Lets plan to meet at 12:00 PM at the Miles Park location to unload and organize the shuttle. Our put-in is at
William F. Miles Park, off Shelbyville Road (past Middletown, towards Eastwood) After you turn on Blue Herron Road, just follow it around until you see a sign on the right pointing you towards the Canoe Access (after the bridge). We’ll all gather in the parking lot there to plan out the shuttle. Our take out will be the
Fisherville Canoe Access. The best way I can describe the location is to just give you the coordinates to plug into Google Maps (or something similar) Here it is:[masked] [masked] FYI - If you are looking at the satellite imagery on Google Earth/Maps, Yahoo etc keep in mind the photos were taken before the parking lots were added at both locations, so you won't see much there. Some members may have extra kayaks to loan out. If you can make the paddle and want to borrow a boat, go ahead and RSVP yes, and state you need to borrow one, and we'll try to find one for you. I guess that about covers it. If you have any questions, let me know. Please check back often as
I am sure there will be some updates and/or changes to the details.
Floyd's Fork at Fisherville Gauge

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  • Brian K

    Thank you Kevin! Great pictures!

    May 28, 2010

  • Kevin F.

    I just added some photos of the trip. Sorry they are a little late. I had a great time and it was nice meeting everyone. Hope to see you soon at another event.

    May 27, 2010

  • Teresa T

    Greg, the day was a lot of fun! thank you for the use of your canoe!! Do you need it before the weekend? let me know when to bring it back to you :)

    May 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was a great trip! Several switchbacks in the river which is fun ... and white caps! Fun and nice people. I'd do it all again! Brian, thanks for getting out and cleaning the river a bit at that one spot too. I didn't have any trouble there.

    May 10, 2010

  • Brian K

    Excellent trip, everyone that RSPV'd showed up..much appreciated.

    as noted, levels were 132 CFS and 1.71 Feet ---- Very doable at this level, some shallow areas --- log jam under bridge was present with narrow passageway. Some construction with the I-64 bridge I believe, could become troublesome at varying levels.
    Good meeting new people -- teresa and her sons seemed to do well with the canoe - thanks to greg for the loaner

    May 10, 2010

  • Brian K

    Great trip!!!

    Levels at 132 CFS and 1.71 Feet

    May 10, 2010

  • Ray

    It was a good trip with only one flip (Nathan) but he was helping a family of canoeists and flipped in the process. Another 6 inches of water would have helped quite a bit, and a few degrees warmer. (gripe, complain, bi*%h...) It really was a good group and a good trip. Sorry you couldn't make it.

    May 10, 2010

  • Greg M.

    How was it?

    May 10, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great day. Thanks to everyone for being so nice! Thanks for planning this Brian!

    May 8, 2010

  • Teresa T

    wish it had been 20 degrees warmer:)

    May 8, 2010

  • Ray

    I went by on the way home from work around 5 PM. The creek looked doable then. It may be a bit dry tomorrow but I concur with Brian that it should be marginally ok tomorrow.

    May 7, 2010

  • Brian K

    I went by Miles Park today at lunch -- I couldnt remmeber what the sign posted for minimum CFS levels..Says 125 for kayaks..Currently at 137 and falling at a rate of about 2 per hour. Looks like a little rain is heading our way. I would probably be willing to do it at 100 and deal with the occassional rock hitting the bottom of the boat.
    A trip today would have of course been perfect.

    May 7, 2010

  • Sheila L. K.

    That would be awesome Mac. My car is good now, so I can meet at Miles Park. I live in Hikes Point if anyone wants to carpool.

    May 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shelia, We met on a recent Millennium Hike.. I have a "starter" kayak you can use for the day. Want me to bring it/paddle for you? Need a ride? Sorry I didn't offer before but I thought someone was using it.

    May 5, 2010

  • Sheila L. K.

    Not going to be able to pick up kayak or boat today. Got too much going on and now my car is in shop.

    May 5, 2010

  • Greg M.

    The canoe is 17' long, there's pretty much no way you can get it an a kayak on the same car. The rec boat I have is about 9' long, the next shortest kayak is 14.5'.

    May 4, 2010

  • Sheila L. K.

    Well if I can get the bench seat flat it may be big enough for 2 kayaks. I'm not sure about a canoe. How long is it?

    May 3, 2010

  • Teresa T

    how big is that van Shelia? can it hold 2 ;)

    May 3, 2010

  • Teresa T

    Greg, Im bummed-my wagon is in the shop. have a rental VW :( not sure if the car will be ready by wed...but as some as I know something I'll call

    May 3, 2010

  • Greg M.

    Sheila you're welcome to one of mine too. Teresa/Sheila give me a call to make some arrangements. You'll kinda need to pick it up by Wed, because I'll be out Thurs evening and I'll be heading for Tennessee Friday afternoon. [masked]

    May 3, 2010

  • Sheila L. K.

    Yes, I should be able to get it in our new (for us) full size van.

    May 3, 2010

  • Brian K

    Sheila - Is that an option for you? Picking up a kayak from Greg?

    May 2, 2010

  • Sheila L. K.

    Does anyone have an old beginner kayak they'd like to sell???

    May 2, 2010

  • Greg M.

    Teresa, if you have a method of transporting my canoe, you're welcome to it. I won't make this trip, but you're welcome to come pick it up sometime this week, and I'll get it back from you next week.

    May 2, 2010

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