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by Cowper
Mon May 23, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Mystery Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Re: Mystery Help needed

Debo and I have only been to Felsenthal a few times, due to distance from our home base. My generalized impressions included that there were several more areas that deserved exploration, and that the potential paddling opportunities were going to vary widely with the fluctuating water levels created...
by Cowper
Wed May 18, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Need Recommendations for Sprayskirt
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Re: Need Recommendations for Sprayskirt

Concur. Snapdragon. I think they have one optimized for a woman's shape.
by Cowper
Wed May 18, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Mystery Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Re: Mystery Help needed

The sound you describe is totally turtle. What fits is, turtles will drop before you see them, snakes often "freeze" and you'd be much more likely to see it still in the tree, or close enough to see it drop. If there is a sloped tree trunk, you'd be amazed how high they can get. Snakes also make les...
by Cowper
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayak lessons
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Kayak lessons

I suggest a one-two punch, but remember I have no idea what your current skill set is, so this is sort of a "generic" answer. Go to both the River School and some of the roll sessions that were linked. The river school is the best place to learn some stuff about safety and general boat handling. It ...
by Cowper
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Lower Buffalo - Sunday April 17, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Lower Buffalo - Sunday April 17, 2016

TRIP REPORT: Great day on the Buffalo, prime mission accomplished, we found the dumpster we were looking for! We also snagged 5 tires, a dog feeder, a metal door of unknown origin, some geo tex matting, an old oil lamp, and some smaller trash. (Grinders ferry to Gilbert). Another fun day is already ...
by Cowper
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Lower Buffalo - Sunday April 17, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Lower Buffalo - Sunday April 17, 2016

4.2 miles, will do.
by Cowper
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: buffalo 4/16 sat or sun 4/17
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: buffalo 4/16 sat or sun 4/17

You may be out there camped somewhere, but if not, see my post. I'll be getting to the Gilbert store at 11 (ish)
by Cowper
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Lower Buffalo - Sunday April 17, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Lower Buffalo - Sunday April 17, 2016

I'm planning on doing some shopping at the Gilbert Store tomorrow.... Well, that's just an excuse. I'm planning on going from Hwy 65 down to Gilbert tomorrow, and company is welcome. I'll be going pretty slow, doing a little light weight cleaning, and stopping to hike the gravel bars at a couple of ...
by Cowper
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saline River Access Points South of I30
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: Saline River Access Points South of I30

Call Michael at Saline River Canoe - I only know what is on maps, and don't have a good feel for local issues like which places are safe to park, etc.
www.salinerivercanoe.com
(501) 749-2266
by Cowper
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Caddo River Cleanup and Float - Sunday April 3, 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Caddo River Cleanup and Float - Sunday April 3, 2016

Link to photos of the clean up, taken by Caddo River Camping and Canoeing: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 638&type=3
by Cowper
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Caddo River Cleanup and Float - Sunday April 3, 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Caddo River Cleanup and Float - Sunday April 3, 2016

Trip Report: Jon Ellwood, Bob Tyler, Brian Harvey, Ryk Moore, and I had a beautiful, warm day on the river. The water was still a bit cool for extended swims, but certainly warm enough to allow us to retrieve stuff out of the water as needed. Our "unsual" find for the day was a porta jon, most of wh...
by Cowper
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Caddo River Cleanup and Float - Sunday April 3, 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Caddo River Cleanup and Float - Sunday April 3, 2016

From our Facebook page, we've all been invited: Caddo River Camping & Canoe Rental is organizing a Caddo River Spring Clean-up in coordination with Keep Arkansas Beautiful on Sunday, April 3, 2016 beginning at 11:00 AM. We can provide a limited number of shuttles or canoes for volunteers who will pa...
by Cowper
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found Kayak, Burns Park North Little Rock
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Found Kayak, Burns Park North Little Rock

The Burns Park ranger reports a kayak washed up in the Park recently. If anyone has ideas on who it might belong to, have them get in touch with the ranger; it will be returned to the rightful owner. Try 501 791 8537 and ask for the Park Ranger if you think you have any information that will help.
by Cowper
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UALR pool - 2/10 YES, 2/13 NO
Replies: 22
Views: 2846

Re: UALR pool - 2/17 YES, 2/20 YES

As a very general rule of thumb, I think your chances of finding help are best on Wednesday nights. There are of course exceptions, and just asking (as you did) improves the chance that someone might drop by to help you if they aren't already planning to be out on the water or in the woods somewhere.
by Cowper
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Sunday Feb 14th paddling
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Sunday Feb 14th paddling

I did swing by, later in the afternoon, and saw two other kayakers getting off to a late start. Sorry we missed you, but glad you had a good time.