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Old 09-13-2011, 12:44 PM   #43
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I talked to 3 places and got two different answers and a non-committal answer.

Turkey Run Park Rangers - quote "the water is very, very, very low." No, we don't monitor the water level.

Sugar Valley Outfitters - we are still canoeing, but yes the water level is very low right now, but it's normal for this time of year.

Clements Outfitters - has closed 4 of their 5 trips including the one that goes through Turkey Run.

I guess I got my answer - too low to canoe without lots of walking in shallow water.

See y'all on Friday!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:05 PM   #44
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Sounds like the black river at the end of summer. More dragging than paddling = not much fun.

Putting the final items on the grocery list. Last major chore.
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Sounds like the black river at the end of summer. More dragging than paddling = not much fun.

Putting the final items on the grocery list. Last major chore.
We'll see everyone late Thurs. evening! Can't wait. Sounds like great camping weather!
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:13 AM   #46
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Here we go!
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:38 PM   #47
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As usual Al was here first. Now that there are 2 trailers we can start the party!
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:01 PM   #48
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did you get bored with the East coast already?
no-no, there was a hurricane out there, don't you remember!!


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Old 09-15-2011, 07:35 PM   #49
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We're all here now except Tina & Mike. Get up early guys!

The food has been great and the weather perfect.
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We're off!

It's 9:50am STL time, and we're ready to roll. We'll see you soon!!!




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Travel safe and enjoy the weekend everyone. Great campfire weather!
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Turkey is in the pot! This is going to be the best rally potluck ever.
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Rally Photos

Kelly, Roger, Al and Alice at the suspension bridge at the start of the trail.


Alice and Kelly tackle the ladders.


That's a long way down.


Al, Roger, Alice, Kelly and Steve on a huge log along trail 9.


Friday evening campfire.
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Top row: Steve, Roger, Lana, Don, Mike and Al. Bottom row: Alice, Kelly and Tina.


Mike & Tina on the ladders.


Steve, Kelly, Alice, Roger, Al, Tina and Mike in Turkey Hollow.


Roger probes the turkey to prepare it for frying. Thanks go out to Al for providing the bird.


Saturday evening's turkey dinner.


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A gallery of 45 photos including all those seen above are at the following link: gallery.mac.com/skmentz#100762

There's a button toward the top of the page that allows you to upload your own photos to the gallery to share. There's also a button to download all the photos in the gallery in one zip file or download each photo individually.

Thanks everyone for a great weekend.
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Great pictures! Looks like you had a fine weekend.

Life is good.

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