Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kayaking Through The Summer Holidays

Red Oak Area
Originally uploaded by FreeWine
This Memorial Day holiday Dianne and I plan to do some kayaking around Okmulgee State Park with some members of the Oklahoma Flatwater Paddlers Group. Join their group and join up with us if you plan to be in the area this weekend.

Sadly, I was forced to miss out on the Kayak Demo in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma this weekend, but they are having another demo on May 24th, 2008.

Just before the Father's Day holiday in June, Dianne and I are planning to make a trip to the Turner Falls area. We are 'grabbin a cabin' in Sulphur, Oklahoma and hoping for a chance to paddle the Washita River and the local lakes.

We had hoped to paddle the Elk River last weekend, it is at a real good level for kayaking, but we just could not make it happen. The Elk River offers an excellent downriver trip for novice paddlers. I've never let my son Dylan paddle in real current, so I am hoping to get him in a kayak on the Elk River this summer.

Got any special paddling plans for the Summer holidays, yet?


yakker said...

Tom your photography is reached a new height!! The article you wrote about the bald eagles on Dripping Springs was a terrific read. That was an inspired moment and you got some spectacular shots of them too. Its always a shock of energy to see them. Thanks for the pics and writing. Hope to see you this weekend on the Grape Cruise.

Thomas said...

Thanks, Yakker!
I am hoping we can all get together early for an easy paddle down Salt Creek to the Hickory Point ramp on Okmulgee Lake. Naturally, I am worried that the lake may be slightly less peaceful on Memorial Day!
I got a new KF'ing t-shirt to show you as well. Hope you can make it.