Hackensack River Canoe &
by Dave Miller
Sunday, May 30, 2010
REASONS FOR CANCELLATIONS & NO SHOWS: Medical conditions, Hostage situations, Family obligations, Amnesia, Kidnappings, Pirates and Sea Monsters
Anyway - - - I think everyone gets the point.
APOLOGIES: To those we turned away
WEATHER: Beautiful, Warm, Clear, Nice breeze
SHUTTLE: Interesting but successful
BOB KELLY: Special thanks for stopping Main St traffic in both directions so we could all make the left turn !
PUT-IN: All on water by 10:39 AM (Not bad)
CONDITIONS: Nice riffles in beginning, scratchy depending on your boat. (2) major trees to get around. Shady & Peaceful w/some wildlife
BIRDS & WILDLIFE: There was some, but Bob Rancan wasn't with us so we can only report: There were those birds with the green necks and dull looking companion, Those larger flying birds that land in groups with the black neck and they make a fuss when you come near the babies with fuzzy heads, Those things that jump off logs with a 'Plopping' sound when you approach them, Those marsh birds with the skinny legs and they are always in a hurry (Herons?), and there were also some of those swimming things in the water. Well that's about it. See Bob Rancan for details.
LUNCH: Nice lunch stop in Shady Denville, including hot dogs & Stewart's Root Beer.
DISTANCE: 7.8 Miles
PHIL: Thanks for helping paddlers get started into deeper water and being the trip sweep
HERDA & ROBYN: Thanks for keeping an eye on Claire as she guided her vessel on it's maiden voyage
JAYSON & AL: Thanks for being lead boat all day & all your hard work at the take-out, lifting everyone's boats out of the muck. Hope you didn't break-out with Poison Ivy
GEORGE: Thanks for reading the signals and sending 3 boats at a time up to the waterfall area (We didn't lose anyone).
BOB & LOUISE: Thanks for your patience. They were one of the shuttle cars bringing us to the Put-In. After we all left, they ended up doing their own shuttle and loading their boat by themselves. We'll make that up to them next time. [UP-DATE: Thanks for the great slide show (With music !), now available to view on the web-site]
WATER SHOES: Someone left a pair at the Take-out. They
have been rinsed, dried and will be at the June 1st meeting for claiming.
[UP-DATE: They were Herda's]
Dave Miller, HRCKC Trip Coordinator