Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Looking for that Buffalo River Home

Friday Night Headquarters

Hay field out front.

"Hey man, watch this!"


Monday, March 29, 2010

Continuing Education

April is going to be a very busy month for the Rebel Rivers Canoe Club. Before we even get to the Spring Float, we have all been cleared to audit Kirly's Derby Car Workshop classes. Click on "Zen and the Art of Demolition Car Building (#718)" for more information but don't register - tuition is free to Club members because the RRCC is a name sponsor. The course is two classes long - first this Saturday, April 3 and then next Saturday, April 10. Both days are from 12:00 to 2:00.

Participants will help tranform this 1978 Ford LTD...

Into this...

And then this...

Someone tell Frieda to tell Jim. When he watched us get knocked around by the illegal consortiums last year he swore he was going to race with Kirk in 2010. Now's your chance, Mulldog.

We Have a River

Taking advantage of the loophole in the No Repeats rule, and a perfect Friday night set up (more on that later), we're going back to do a new section of the Buffalo for the Spring Trip.

Watch this space for details and a pre-trip meeting.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yellow Creek is Over 4 Feet

Tempting, but the No Repeats rule does not allow it.

That rule doesn't prevent us from doing the same river more than once, it just means we can't do the same section (and there's only one floatable section on Yellow Creek). Learn the difference.

"You can comprehend a piece of river. A whole river that is really a river is much to comprehend unless it is the Mississippi or the Danube or the Yangtze-Kiang and you spend a lifetime in its navigation; and even then what you comprehend, probably, are channels and topography and perhaps the honky-tonks in the river's towns. A whole river is mountain country and hill country and flat country and swamp and delta country, is rock bottom and sand bottom and weed bottom and mud bottom, is blue, green, red, clear, brown, wide, narrow, fast, slow, clean, and filthy water, is all the kinds of trees and grasses and all the breeds of animals and birds and men that pertain and have ever pertained to its changing shores, is a thousand differing and not compatible things in-between that point where enough of the highland drainlets have trickled together to form it, and that wide, flat, probably desolate place where it discharges itself into the salt of the sea.

It is also an entity, one of the real wholes, but to feel the whole is hard because to know it is harder still.

A piece, then..."

Goodbye to a River, pp. 4-5.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hey Nonny Nonny

Webmaster: we have hacked into the site because you haven't done squat in like 3 months. If you want to keep your job, these are our demands for the Spring Trip.

1. Another river that looks like this.

2. All
Camo Busch in the coolers.

3. A pre-trip meeting at a neutral (Brown's) site.

That's it. And if you don't, we're going to drop a 9-Man Log on your dog.