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Highland Bayou, upstream from Mahan Park

When:
Saturday, September 11, 2021, 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Where:
Mahan Park
http://www.cityoflamarque.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Mahan-Park-12
2750 Woodland Street
La Marque, TX  77551

409 938 9255 No answer?
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Phil Salvador
Leader and organiser
713-591-2974 (c)
 
William Ohsie
Co-leader
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required before Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Capacity:
8
Available Slots:
3
Members pay for their own charges

Highland Bayou drains into Jones Bay, but we will paddle upstream for 3-4 miles and back.  There is a side bayou difficult to see if you do not know where to look that goes for a short distance and we will explore that one too.

This trip is suitable for all paddlers and kayak types, as long as they float when full of water (have some bouyancy).  Long sea kayaks may struggle in some tight bends.  Paddling effort level will be easy going.

 

Directions:  Exit the Gulf Freeway at Exit 10/Highway 519.  From the southbound feeder, go right (West) at 519, but don't take the second curve to the right on 519 - proceed straight ahead to the T-intersection, where a brown park sign, to Highland Bayou and Mahan Park, directs you to turn left.  This is Lake Road.  You will go through a cut in the flood control levee, and then make the next right turn on to Woodland Road (there's a brown sign here to Mahan Park).  A quarter mile or so down Woodland Road, you will see Mahan Park on your left.  Go past the ball fields, less than a quarter mile total distance to the gravel turnaround parking lot that you can see when you clear the ball fields.  There is a bathroom not too far after you enter the park near the ball fields. The boat ramp is at the end of the gravel turnaround. Unload, and move your vehicle so boat trailers have plenty of turnaround space from the lot. 

 
 
Put-in lat - lon:    29°20' 55.17"N,       94°58' 59.94"W

Hazards -- Sunburndehydration,  thunderstorms,  Most importantly, bring plenty of water,  sun protection and snacks.

 

 

Trip Leader Phil Salvador
Trip Assistants Bill Ohsie
Trip Rating* 1-2
Ready to Launch at 9:30 a.m.
Duration (hours) 4
Paddling Miles 7-8 miles
Emergency Initiator (Level 3 & 4) Not needed
Emergency Phone #s 911
Galveston Sheriff          409-766-2322

                                 
Latest Expected Return
2:30 pm
 Auto Description/Lic #  Silver Honda CR-V TX JLX 7922 (Phil)
Distance from Houston center 39 miles
 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. All participants in ACA-insured activities must wear properly-fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets (Personal Flotation Devices, or PFDs) at all times during on-water activities. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.

COVID 19 - If you are fully vaccinated, and it has been more than 2 weeks since your last vaccination, no need for masks at the launch area.  If you have not reached this vaccination status, please wear a mask around your HASK comrades at the launch, and maintain separation during the on-water training.  If you feel COVID-19 symptoms before coming, please cancel your participation.  Please make sure you have an up-to-date HASK COVID 19 liability waiver in force (see below).

COVID-19 Waivers.


Use the link HASK COVID-19 Waiver  to open the waiver in PDF form.  Print off the form, sign it and either bring it to the event or scan and email to me at bill@ohsiesworld.net as an attachment.  Other options are to take a photo of your waiver on your phone or scan using the Adobe Scan app and emailing or Text to Bill Ohsie.
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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.

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