March Sunset Race – 4/13/2017

The March Sunset race had some first time participants. Allan and Molly, friends of Danelle from school, came out to paddle. I brought a canoe and all of the other paddling equipment for them. Unfortunately for me, they were about 30 minutes late. So I stayed behind for the start of the race until they were available.

Eventually, they made it out and I got about half of my normal paddle in. We all went to the bar to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Hogan Haake

April Sunset Race – 4/16/2016

I’m a bad man. It was time for the Sunset Race and I decided to take our new boat out. Danelle won the boat in a raffle, but has never paddled it. The boat was sitting out in the yard and seemed as easy as any to pack up and take out. IMG_20160414_183502

The race was a two boat affair including Dan Prater in his Epic V7.

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It didn’t take Dan long to pull away from us in his fast boat. So we continued upstream in a slow and steady pace. Hugging the shore to maximize our effort, we came across a drainage thing that was full of wood. I reached in and pulled a few pieces out before Jo suggested there could be an animal in there waiting to get out. It was comical how quickly I pulled away and abandoned trying to help. IMG_20160414_191822

We also came upon a strange green ground that we didn’t understand. So we photographed it to ask questions later.

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Danelle let us know it was for reseeding the area in an attempt to prevent erosion. Overall a great paddle and we enjoyed it getting warmer outside!

Hogan Haake