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2001-2002 Meeting Schedule

  • Sept. 25, 2001: Tenth Annual "Tall Tales and True" meeting, a potpourri of members' best (or worst) trips of the summer
  • Oct. 30, 2001: "The Well Dressed Paddler" with Karl Kohagen
  • Nov. 27, 2001: "Circumnavigation of Newfoundland" with Ken Campbell
  • Dec., 2001: gone skiing!
  • Jan. 29, 2002: Katie Robinson of "People for Puget Sound" talks about their "Fish" project.
  • Feb. 26, 2002: "Inflatable Kayaking Down the Yukon" - Noel and Cindy Gilbrough show us how out outrageous kayaking can be with their marvelous slide show on their trip in inflatables down the Yukon River.
  • Mar. 26, 2002: "Two Weeks Kayak Camping in Prince William Sound" - In June 2000, a group of seven, including Club members Jim and Vicki King and Annette Brigham, embarked on a two-week camping trip in southwestern Prince William Sound. The show features the beautiful scenery of the area, including a trip to a tidewater glacier, along with information about the logistics of planning and carrying out the trip.
  • Apr. 30, 2002: "From Nuclear Paddling to Paddling in Place on the Columbia" - Joel Rogers first and best book on sea kayaking, "The Hidden Coast, Coastal Explorations from Alaska to Mexico", has been republished with a new chapter on the Columbia River titled "Paddle to the Sea". Using slides and selected excerpts, Joel takes you down the Columbia beginning with the Hanford Reach -- not just with a sea kayak but with images from work with the Nature Conservancy on the never-been-botanized shrub steppe and a look at the really creepy sights within the Department of Energy nuclear reservation. Then follow him as he totally ignores the cultural
    possibilities of the Tri Cities, squeezes through the Umatilla Gap and confronts the dreaded McNary pool. Stage Two begins with Portland and the surprisingly delightful (remember summer?) paddle to the Columbia Bar where one can learn a lesson of relative speeds of sea kayaks, ebb tides and big rivers. Copies of the new "Hidden Coast" (with a shameless forward by Tim Cahill) will be on hand for Joel to sign.
  • May 28, 2002: " New Perspective on the Hanford Reach"
    David Rice, of the Corps of Engineers, worked on the Hanford Reach from 1967 to 1986. He did his PhD in archeology in the Hanford Reach. His talk is about the cultural and natural resources of the Reach and the Columbia River. He has lots of pictures and enthusiasm for the area and will show us a side we've never seen before. Those who have paddled the reach will find a deeper appreciation for what is there. Those who haven't may be inspired to go.
  • June 25, 2002: Potluck and Pizza Party by the water
  • July - Aug., 2002: gone paddling!
  • Sept. 24, 2002: Eleventh Annual "Tall Tales and True" meeting, a potpourri of members' best (or worst) trips of the summer

Previous Years' Programs

2000 - 2001
1999 - 2000
1998 - 1999
1997 - 1998