Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

FW: Sand Creek

  • 21 Apr 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Westport, IN

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Please join us for one of the clubs longest continuously scheduled trips down Beautiful Sand Creek in southeastern Indiana.
Trip Sponsor: Richard Tekulve canoeindiana@yahoo.com

Trip Announcement Sand Creek April 14th Sponsor: Richard Tekulve Come and join us as we run one of the HCKC longest running trips on beautiful Sand Creek located in SE Indiana. This trip has been run or planned almost every year for over a quarter of a century. This year we will bravely try to run the upper part known as the "Canyon Section" . Our distance will be 10.6 miles with a steady gradient of 8.8 f.p.m. Our meeting time will be @ 10 AM at the Robbins Iron Bridge Park located about 9 miles southwest of Greensburg and aprox. 57 miles from the center of "Indy". Our destination will be just downstream from the restored Westport Covered Bridge (1880). The upper part is narrower (40 ft.) at the start for the first few miles then widens to the 60 to 90 foot range the rest of the way. Expect a sand/gravel bottom with some steep, exposed limestone bluffs along the way, It has been about fifteen years since the club last ran this section. The directions (from Indy) would be I-74 to Greensburg Exit 132 (US 421) for 2 miles to jct. of SR 3. Turn right (southwest) and go for 6 miles till SR 3 makes a left turn and heads south. Go 3 miles on SR 3 to County Road 500 South (green sign) and turn LEFT (East) then proceed about 2 miles to the small park that is located next to the two adjacent bridges (one is concrete the other is an old one span iron bridge painted light blue). Our total shuttle distance will be 19 miles and mostly by highway. The put-in is located on page 52 A3 on the Delorme Atlas. Our back-up will be from Westport Covered Bridge/Dam access to Brewersville Bridge for a total of 12.1 miles. That put-in is located 2 miles east of Westport (flashing light) (Main St. / County Road 1100 South) Delorme page 52 B3. Please try to understand that the streams of southeastern Indiana are very much ''water dependent'' and even in the Spring they can become dry without expected precipitation. If Sand Creek is ''boney'' we will try to run a backup stream from which their is several to choose from within a 30 mile radius. Email at canoeindiana@yahoo.com before Friday night 9pm on the 13th. Please leave a contact or phone number to be contacted with as we have had paddlers from the ''city'' end up in the Cincinnati area after missing the exits or arrive an hour late at the put-in. I will be scouting the streams headwaters on the 13th after 5pm to make sure their is enough water to paddle the designated stream (Sand Creek) on Saturday or come up with a different option to paddle. Sand Creek trip leader since 2006, Richard Tekulve 

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