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Turtle Bayou

When:
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017, 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Where:
Boat launch to Turtle Bayou at White Park. Lat 29 deg 50.285 N Lon 94 deg 39.309 W
TX  
Contact:
William Ohsie
281-513-2398
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Capacity:
7
Available Slots:
2
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee

We will put in at White Park and attempt to paddle a tributary to Turtle Bayou (see beginning of paddle in red below), if it is not blocked by fallen trees. This is a nice protected paddle of about 6-8 miles round trip. We will then take a break at the put-in and have lunch/snacksFor those who want to make it a short trip, they can exit at this point.  For the rest, we can travel up Turtle Bayou and explore the upper reaches of Turtle and/or White Bayous for another 6-8 miles round trip (see yellow path below which takes us to the split of White and Turtle Bayous).

 
Turtle Bayou


Driving directions: Drive 44 miles east of downtown Houston on I-10 and Exit onto Texas Hwy 61 south at Exit 812. Drive south on Hwy 61 about 1/10 mile and take the first right into White Park. Make a right turn onto a dirt road which takes you to the boat launch.  Drop off your boat near the boat ramp. Let's meet at 9:30 and launch at 10:00 a.m. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen and dress for possible immersion although this is not part of the official trip plan.


 


Hazards: The route is a fairly safe route with a decent boat ramp to launch from.  The ramp may be slick.  Light boat traffic in Turtle Bayou.  There will be submerged logs and some low hanging branches along the banks.  The water will be, so a set of dry clothes should be carried in case of emergency. Remember to dress for possible immersion.


 

Trip Leader Bill Ohsie
Assistant Trip Leader Carl Kuhnen 
HASK Trip Ratings*                               Level 1-2 depending on wind

Ready to Launch at     

Meet at 9:30 to launch at 10:00 a. m.

Duration (hours         

4 - 5 hours 

Paddling Miles

6 - 16

Emergency Initiator


Emergency Phone Numbers

Latest Expected Return Date/Time  

911 
4:00 p.m. Saturday March 31, 2012

Auto Description/License#

Contact at Launch Site (opt)                  

Distance from Downtown Houston        

Bill Ohsie - Red 2012 Subaru Outback TX BCX-5482

3rd Party fees (camping, etc.)

 none

* Trip ratings are only a guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.

                                                                                                                                                                                

 

This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.

 

Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully.  You give up substantial rights when you sign it.

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  • Select a link below to complete the online waiver. 

   ACA-HASK Adult Waiver ACA-HASK Minor Waiver

  • Respond to the “Confirm your E-Signature” email from ACA / HASK to confirm your email address.  Wavier is now complete and valid.
  • You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in. 

 

Guests – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips.  HASK will cover the $5 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.