Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

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  • September 23, 2019 8:00 AM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    As Fall get going in October, we still have several padding trips scheduled.  The sea kayak group is having a paddle on the Ohio River on the 5th and traveling to Land Between the Lakes on the 18th.  The canoe kayak group has trips scheduled to Grayson Lake and also Raccoon Creek during the Covered Bridge Festival. The whitewater group is heading to the Ocoee last release.  Looking ahead, our Annual Meeting is on November 16th.  Checkout the newsletter and the events calendar online for more information.

    As always, Please send your trip announcements and trip reports, or something else you’d like to share in the newsletter, to Dwayne James (dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com) by the 17th of the month. 

    See you on the water!  Duane


  • August 18, 2019 8:01 PM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    As Summer comes to a close in September, our paddling season does not! Coming up we have our annual trip sea kayak trip to South Manitou Island and white water trips to the Gauley, along with a flat water trip on the Wabash River. Remember that September 24th is your last chance to use the Eagle Creek pass this year.  Check the calendar for details for these trips along with other events in September. Looking ahead, lookout for information on our Annual Meeting on November 16th.  Checkout the newsletter and the events calendar online.

    As always, Please send your trip announcements and trip reports, or something else you’d like to share in the newsletter, to Dwayne James by the 17th of the month. 

    See you on the water!  Duane


  • July 19, 2019 8:56 PM | Dwayne S James (Administrator)

    With the heat of summer, what better way to cool off than paddling!  August starts with the 34th annual Indiana Paddlers Rendezvous.  The touring kayak group will be heading to Pictured Rocks National Seashore and Monroe reservoir.  The canoe and kayak group will be paddling the Mad River and the Lower Tippecanoe River.  Beginners trips on the Pigeon River and the East Race are one 5he schedule for whitewater paddlers.  There are two more triathlon events in August that are always in need of volunteers.  Checkout the newsletter and the events calendar online.

    As always, Please send your trip announcements and trip reports, or something else you’d like to share in the newsletter, to Dwayne James (dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com) by the 17th of the month.  

    See you on the water!  Duane

     


  • June 17, 2019 9:35 PM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    Once again, July brings multiple paddling options every weekend.  Whitewater starts the month by the New River and ends the month at Rock the Yough.  Sea Kayak will be going to Warren Dunes.  Canoe and Kayak will be paddling the East Fork of the White River and joining the Sea Kayaks at Cataract Falls for a full moon paddle.  Check out the calendar on our website for more.  If you have questions, contact the trip sponsor.

    We are always looking for help at the Eagle Creek Triathlons.  We are offering kayaking skills clinic on the 20th of August.

    As always, Please send your trip announcements and trip reports, or something else you’d like to share in the newsletter, to Dwayne James (dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com) by the 17th of the month.

    See you on the water!


  • May 16, 2019 8:47 PM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    As summer gets into full swing, we have paddling opportunities every weekend in June.  Starting the month with our annual open water rescue clinic, Fall Creek paddle, NOC Women’s Paddling Fest, and a whitewater trip to the Pigeon and Nolichucky rivers.  Check out the calendar on our website for more.  If you have questions, contact the trip sponsor.

    Please remember we are looking for volunteers for two events on June 8th: Outdoor Explore in Lafayette and Dino Adventure Day Camp, a kayak event working with children on the same date.  See the newsletter for details.

    As always, Please send your trip announcements and trip reports, or something else you’d like to share in the newsletter, to Dwayne James (dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com) by the 17th of the month.

    See you on the water!

    Duane

  • March 17, 2019 3:03 PM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    We had a successful booth at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel show.  A big thank you to everyone who organized our booth and to those who staffed the booth during to show.  All of your hard work helped promote HCKC.  If you missed it, make sure and check out our very own John Gates Facebook live interview at the show (https://www.facebook.com/indysportshow/videos/268404624054997/)!

    We have a solid Month of paddling and training options coming up in April.  The month kicks off with Muskrat’s (Garry Hill) 42nd Annual Aprils Fool’s Paddle on the 6th.  Some of the other trips planned for April are a Sand Creek trip in the canoe and kayak group, a Monroe overnight trip in the sea kayak group, and the annual Webster Springs in the whitewater group.  This is only a small portion of the events we have to offer in April.  Check the events calendar on the website for even more trips! Make sure you login to see all events.

    Towards the end of the month we have our first training and beginner options (outside of the pool sessions) for the year.  The last weekend of the month we have a Swiftwater Rescue Clinic and a beginners whitewater trip to the Smoky Mounts (see the events calendar on the website details).

    As always, if you have trip reports or something else you’d like to share in the newsletter, send it to Dwayne James (dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com)  by the 17th of the month.  See you on the water!

    Duane

  • February 27, 2019 8:30 PM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    As things start to thaw out, we have a few of our classic trips March.  We have the annual (weather permitting) Ice Falls trip, trip to the Elkhorn river, and also a Summit Lake.  All of this year’s trips have been entered into our calendar on the HCKC website (https://hoosiercanoeandkayakclub.wildapricot.org/events).  Note that all of the events will not be visible if you are not logged in.   If you have any questions about a particular trip, contact the trip sponsor and they will be happy to answer them.

    As the temperatures start to warm up (hopefully soon), the water temperatures will still be cold.  We have some good information on cold weather (and cold water) paddling on the safety page of our website at https://hoosiercanoeandkayakclub.wildapricot.org/PaddlingSafety.  Be sure and check it out.

    If you have trip reports or something else you’d like to share in the newsletter, send it to Dwayne James (dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com)  by the 17th of the month.

    See you on the water! - Duane

  • January 30, 2019 7:28 PM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    We had a successful planning meeting on 1/26 and have a wide variety of trips planned for 2019.  The trip details will be posted in the next few weeks on the Events page of the HCKC website.  Remember that will need to login to see all trips we are offering.  Also, we will have a booth at the Boat, Sport, and Travel show February 15 thru 24.  We still need volunteers for four hour shifts at our booth.  Let Dwayne James know if you are interested.  If you have something you’d like to share in the newsletter, send it to Dwayne James (dwaynesjamesa1@hotmail.com)  by the 17th of the month.


  • December 31, 2018 10:06 AM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    Happy New Year!  As we begin the new year, we are looking for your input on what you want to see the club do this year.  See below for details on the trip planning meeting on January 26st.  Keep an eye out for details on a paddle around New Year’s day.  As you participate in trips, we always appreciate trip reports for the newsletter.  If you have something you’d like to share in the newsletter, send it to Dwayne James by the 17th of the month.  See you on the water!

    Trip Planning Meeting

    January 26, 2019

    Have a favorite river you want to share? Want to help train some newbies? We’re always looking for trip leaders, various volunteers, new rivers to paddle, new ideas, and section chairs and co-chairs.

    Bring your paddling ideas and get an early peek at our trip calendar for the year. If you’re interested in being a trip leader or other type of volunteer, but not quite sure what to do, sign up anyways! We’ll show you and guide you on what to do. We’re all here to have fun.

    We will be laying out our 2019 Trip Calendar on Saturday, Jan.26 @ 1:30 pm at Duane Garloch's home.

    Duane's Address: 2755 Sawtooth Oak Circle Westfield, IN 46074-5854

    Duane will be making beef chili and vegetarian chili. Bring a dish to share and BYOB.

    Here is the link to the event:  https://hoosiercanoeandkayakclub.wildapricot.org/event-3169552


  • December 16, 2018 9:14 PM | Duane Garloch (Administrator)

    We had another great year of paddling in 2018.  I want to thank everyone who came out and paddled with us this year and even more so want to thank everyone who volunteered with their time to sponsor a trip this year.  Without the help of trip sponsors, we would not have all of the great trips this club hosts each year.  Look for announcements about the annual planning meeting early in 2019 for your opportunity to give input on what we will doing in 2019.  If you have not sponsored a trip in the past, please consider do so next year.  If you are not sure how to sponsor a trip, feel free to contact the fleet chairs or other board members, and they will be happy to give some guidance.

    We had a great annual meeting on November 10th.  Lonnie Bedwell gave an inspiring presentation about his life and adventures including being the first visually impaired person to kayak the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon (lonniebedwell.com).  Brad Beaubien also gave a short presentation about the White River Vision Plan.  We have solicited input from the club for input on the White River Vision plan.  A summary of this input can be found in this newsletter.  If you have and done so already, go the mywhiteriver.com and take the survey.  The more input from paddlers, the more we will be heard.

    See you on the water!  - Duane


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