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Armand Bayou Paddle for all level of paddlers, including novice

When:
Sunday, August 13, 2017, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Where:
Bay Area Park (Past UH Clear Lake)
HASK Paddle Trips
7500 Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX  77058
Contact:
John J Grisaffi
281-714-7171
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
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This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants must wear a PFD. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Cancellation Policy:
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Capacity:
8
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Trip Description:  Let's get out on the water for a leisurely paddle on Armand Bayou. We will launch from Bay Area Park and paddle north, into the upper reaches of the bayou; or south into Horsepen Bayou, depending on the group mood at put-in.  Our serpentine path north is bordered by a lush, verdant landscape, providing home to alligators, turtles, and numerous bird species.  A lazy gator and a few turtles are usually visible on this stretch of bayou, although not last weekend.

This is a level 1 paddle unless it is windy, and that is usually sporadic due to the turns of the bayou. As such a casual paddle, this is a great time for entry-level kayakers to practice and receive instructions on strokes, form, etc. if desired, but not mandatory. Upon returning to the put-in at Bay Area Park, some may wish to take a break and then continue to paddle further, or meet up at a nearby restaurant for lunch. 

 

Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and snack if desired (or lunch if you choose), and of course your PFD..


Directions: 
Click the Map quest link for map.  From Houston take I-45 south toward Galveston, exit on to Bay Area Blvd, take a left and travel 5.6 miles east to Bay Area Park. 

 
Plan to arrive in the Park by 0900 so we can be on the water by 0930.


Hazards:
Stumps, alligators, heat, dehydration, snakes, mosquitoes, wasps, thunderstorms, alien life forms . . . .




Carl Kuhnen Kim Head
Trip Leader  John Grisaffi
Trip Assistants  TBD
 Trip Rating*  1 or 2 depending on wind
 Ready to Launch at  9:30 AM
 Duration (hours) 2.5 + hours
 Paddling Miles  ~ 7 miles
 Emergency Initiator  n/a
 Emergency Phone #s  713-477-1221, Pasadena  Police
 Latest Expected Return  2:00 PM
 Auto Description/Lic # bronze Subaru forester, FGM4959
 Distance from Houston  Approx 28 miles

 

* 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.

  • Add Smartwaiver with email address “noreply@smartwaiver.com” to your address book to ensure emails do not go to junk/spam.
  • 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.