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Dickinson Bayou, upstream from Hwy 3

When:
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Where:
Hwy. 3 @ 48th St., at Dickinson Bayou
Dickinson Bayou Boat Ramp
Dickinson , TX  
Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Phil Salvador
Organizer and leader
713-591-2974 (c)
 
William Ohsie
Co-Leader
Category:
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required before Friday, October 8, 2021 at 12:00 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.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, October 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the Event Contact to cancel your registration.
Capacity:
8
Available Slots:
4
Members pay for their own charges


This trip will be about 7 miles and possibly longer according to membership interests. 

Trip Description: 
We will meet at 9:30 AM, ready to launch by 10:00 AM, at the boat ramp on Hwy. 3, Dickinson, Texas.  We will paddle upstream towards Paul Hopkins Park, exploring as we go.  There are full bathroom facilities at Paul Hopkins Park on FM 517, on the way to the put-in.  There usually is a porta-can at the put-in.  We will paddle for about 7 miles, 2 hours, round trip. There is a good barbecue place close by if we want to partake before heading back home.

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: Take I-45 South and exit FM 517.  Take FM 517 East (to the left under the freeway).  You will go over one little bayou, Paul Hopkins Park is on the right just before and after the bayou which might serve as a bathroom break ((Lat 29°27'18.14"N Lon 95° 4'1.72"W).   Cross at traffic light, turn right at next entrance to the park - restrooms are located at this parking lot.  Warning!  Second entrance may be closed for construction, so it might be better to turn into the first entrance and cross the footbridge in the park to get to the bathrooms.  Or, continue onward to Hwy 3, turn right and travel about 0.3 mile to 48th St. and turn right into the boat ramp area (Lat 29°27'25.34"N Lon 95° 2'53.02"W).

Note: these directions are a bit dated, and construction has continued since they were written.  Allow extra time in case a new route is needed.

Hazards: May include motor boat traffic, jet ski traffic, water snakes, submerged tree stumps, hanging limbs and branches, insects and wasps. 

Bring plenty of drinking water to maintain hydration throughout the paddle.  Please be mindful of the weather and dress/pack accordingly. The weather will probably be warm to hot, but if cool don't wear cotton and have dry clothes with you in your kayak.
  


Trip Leader Phil Salvador
Trip Assistants Bill Ohsie
Trip Rating* 1or 2 depending on conditions
Ready to Launch at 10:00 AM
Duration (hours) 3
Paddling Miles 7 - 8 mi., depending on members
Emergency Initiator Not needed
Emergency Phone #s 911
Galveston Sheriff          409-766-2322
Latest Expected Return 1:30 PM
Auto Description/Lic # Silver Honda CR-V TX JLX 7922 (Phil)
Distance from Houston center  35 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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