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Sunday, February 18, 2018, 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM
HASK Paddle Trip
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.
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We will paddle downstream from the canoe launch in Lake Houston Wilderness Park and then turn around and come back.
This should be an easy paddle with a rest and/or lunch stop. Be prepared, as always, for rain, insects, and possible immersion if you should get unlucky or ecstatic. Have rain gear handy in your boat. Have a set of warm dry clothes in your boat. There could be a few pulls over shallow spots. Lake Houston Wilderness Park is now a City of Houston facility and has a $3 per person entrance fee.
Let's meet at 9:30 AM and launch at 10:00 AM.
It's about 40 minutes from downtown Houston. Take Hwy 59 north about 25 miles. Exit and turn right at FM 1485/New Caney Road. Follow the FM 1485 signs (turn right onto FM 1485, turn right onto TX-494 Loop S/ FM 1485, turn left onto FM 1485). Drive east about 2.5 miles on FM 1485 to LHWP on the right. Stop and pay your fee, get a map, and follow signs to the canoe launch (~2miles).
Hazards..........................: A little current, slippery boat ramp, fire ants, alligators, snakes, some boat traffic, cold water.
Trip Leader.......................: Bill Ohsie
HASK Trip Rating*……....: I (read-easy). If it's windy, the distance could make it a Level 2.
Have with you ................: Water, lunch, sunscreen, warm clothing in a dry bag
Have rain gear handy in your boat.
Duration…………………...: 5 hours
Paddling Miles…………...: 8-10 miles
Automobile.......................: Red Subaru Outback TX BCX 5482
Emergency #s, ................: 911
Distance from Houston….: 35 miles.
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 “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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.