Butte Creek – Scout Camp to Mill City Park

Kendall Springer on Knuckle Buster
Kendall Springer on Knuckle Buster

On May 16, 2009, eight paddlers took on a very low Butte Creek from the Scout Camp down to the Mill City Park. Murray, Mark, Audrey, Robert F., and Alex were in canoes and Kendall, Rob B., and Denny were in kayaks.

Murray Johnson on Knuckle Buster

Murray Johnson on Knuckle Buster

Besides the beautiful weather, highlights of the day included the numerous ledge drops and the run through Knuckle Buster, a technical class IV drop about half way down. Denny, Kendall, and Mark made it though cleanly, but our fearless leader, Murray, managed to do the middle part backwards. We all knew he was simply showing off and making the rest of us wish we had such style.

Rob, Robert, Alex, and Audrey were quite impressive on the many ledges.

Robert Frisbee on Spliting Hairs

Robert Frisbee on Splitting Hairs

And just in… Mark’s latest video production from the same trip:

Canoe Clinics

The clinics are quickly approaching and we are working hard to organize the classes. If you have not already registered, you should do this as soon as possible. A number of classes are almost full even as far out as the July 25-26 Advanced Whitewater Clinics. Classes will be filled on a first-come first-served basis and there are limited slots so do not miss this opportunity to participate by delaying your decision.

The deadline for the June 6-7 Flat Water/Moving Water Clinics is Friday May 29. This means that David Graf has to have received all registration materials and the associated check by the end of that day. Classes with insufficient participation will be canceled at that time. Late registrations will be accepted only for the remaining classes with openings still available.

So if you have not already registered and are interested in participating in one of the LCCC’s exciting classes, please do not hesitate any longer or the opportunity to improve your skills and enjoyment of the sport of paddling will be delayed for another year.

For more details please visit http://www.l-ccc.org/classes.php