Monday, January 24, 2011

86 the Call Party

Stand down, gentlemen. The Waffle House meeting tomorrow morning is CANCELLED. Repeat, no Okefenokee call party tomorrow. Do...Not...Seek...The...Treasure.

The swamp is still closed.

This calls for a real meeting. Put Thursday night, February 17 on your calendars for a good old-fashioned Fall Post-Trip and Spring Pre-Trip meeting. If we do it right, we'll still end up at Waffle House.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Spring Trip Dates (and Call Party Dates)

Time to try again for an Okefnokee permit. Our proposed weekends for paddling involve some complicated flex-time swamp logistics. It is designed to cheat the U.S. Department of Interior permit reservation system. So pay attention.

First Target Weekend Schedule: Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 (depart Nashville Friday afternoon March 25, put-in Saturday morning March 26, take-out and return Monday, March 28).

Second Target Weekend Schedule: Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 (depart Nashville, Thursday afternoon March 31, put-in Friday morning April 1, take-out and return Sunday, April 3).

That means we report to the Waffle House the morning of Tuesday, January 25 to begin calling the Wildlife Refuge. If we can't get no satisfaction, we'll return on Monday, January 31 to try again. Notice that if we do get the first weekend, you'll need to take Monday off of work, not Friday. If we get the second weekend, we will leave after work that Thursday so you'll need to take Friday off.

P.S. The Two-Man Crosscut is in Knoxville getting sharpened again. Apparently using the Washtub Bass as a saw horse is as hard on the saw as it is on the bass.