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Old 07-18-2019, 02:47 PM   #1
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Another kayak camping adventure on the Upper Guadalupe with Mary, Casey, Jeanette, Hannah, Ryan and Dane!

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I'm ready for the next adventure!
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:11 PM   #2
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Love your videos! What software do you use to make them?
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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Love your videos! What software do you use to make them?
Thanks! Adobe Premiere Pro (CC). There are a lot of capable editing software available.
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Great video. That's sure looks like a fun trip.
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Looks like a hoot! Great video, Michael.
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Great video and looks like a great time. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:46 PM   #7
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Very cool, i would like to do it some day.
Looks like a great time..
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Great video as always Michael. Thanks for capturing the memories so perfectly!

My dry bags are packed and ready for the next "Go" Signal
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:38 PM   #9
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Great video and looks like a great time. Thanks for sharing.
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Very cool, i would like to do it some day.
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Great video as always Michael. Thanks for capturing the memories so perfectly!

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You know you don't have to wait for me to ask! I'm ready!
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You know you don't have to wait for me to ask! I'm ready!

I will land next Friday from work in LA at 4:30 pm. I could have my 4Runner packed and ready to roll .... just sayin'

Life is short - let's kayak! (My new motto )
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Such a cool trip with good folks
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:58 PM   #12
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Looks like a fun way to cool off in this heat! Enjoyed everyone of your kayak adventure videos to date!!!
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:18 PM   #13
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I will land next Friday from work in LA at 4:30 pm. I could have my 4Runner packed and ready to roll .... just sayin'

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Looks like a fun trip.Great video!

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Old 07-19-2019, 07:45 AM   #15
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Great video! I've wanted to do something like this for many, many years.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:43 AM   #17
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I will land next Friday from work in LA at 4:30 pm. I could have my 4Runner packed and ready to roll .... just sayin'

Life is short - let's kayak! (My new motto )

Wife and girls have Camp MeMe next weekend and want to go the following. Nothing says we can’t go both weekends, though! .


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Old 07-19-2019, 09:29 AM   #19
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Great video!
Thanks for the "inside" information! I don't know if you noticed the "No Trespassing sign that I put in the video, but it was brand new and was posted at the place we camped on our previous trip. It looks like somebody else had camped there after we did (based on the new wood and fire ring.) We were intentionally planning on camping farther down the river, anyway, but sounds like there would have been potential for a bit of a confrontation had we stayed there again.
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Wife and girls have Camp MeMe next weekend and want to go the following. Nothing says we can’t go both weekends, though! .


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Can’t do that following weekend. I will be 1st base cheerleading my Astros. But free this next one.


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Thanks for the "inside" information! I don't know if you noticed the "No Trespassing sign that I put in the video, but it was brand new and was posted at the place we camped on our previous trip. It looks like somebody else had camped there after we did (based on the new wood and fire ring.) We were intentionally planning on camping farther down the river, anyway, but sounds like there would have been potential for a bit of a confrontation had we stayed there again.
Yea like I said they really are good people but just still kinda hold onto some old standards. Owning both sides of the river in this country is unheard except for this particular ranch so ..... Looks like y’all camped across from the youth camp we talked about. Above the amphitheater? Wherever you were, it was much more “welcoming” than the previous place.😁 Can’t wait to catch up with y’all on one of the trips.
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Always great videos from you Michael, I enjoyed it very much.
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Thanks for sharing!
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Enjoyed the video! Y'all are making me want to buy another kayak- ASAP!
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:55 AM   #25
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That is awesome! I would love to do something g like that with my boys sometime. What are the logistics of the float? Did y’all catch any fish, I have never caught a Guadalupe bass and would like to.

Are there any “outfitters” who do a drop off and kayak rental?
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:06 AM   #26
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We've had issues doing this in the Colorado River before. Even though the banks are public (as long as you don't leave the bank), people get very angry. Best if you can find an island to camp on when you're on the Colorado. Guadalupe looks like a great time.

Cool video.
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Yea like I said they really are good people but just still kinda hold onto some old standards. Owning both sides of the river in this country is unheard except for this particular ranch so ..... Looks like y’all camped across from the youth camp we talked about. Above the amphitheater? Wherever you were, it was much more “welcoming” than the previous place.😁 Can’t wait to catch up with y’all on one of the trips.
I think we were just before the youth camp (if I'm looking at GE correctly). The previous place was just big enough for three hammocks. This place was a little more accommodating for a slightly larger group. I'm learning that's a big consideration when planning the group size!
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That is awesome! I would love to do something g like that with my boys sometime. What are the logistics of the float? Did y’all catch any fish, I have never caught a Guadalupe bass and would like to.

Are there any “outfitters” who do a drop off and kayak rental?
We caught a few fish. Casey and Dane spent a little more time fishing, but we were moving pretty quickly to stay on "pace." We did catch a few Guads. On a previous trip (a couple of years ago) along this same stretch, Mary, Colette and I caught quite a few Guads, largemouth and catfish. Colette caught a really nice largemouth right at the railroad spillway near River Bend Rd. Oh, and Mary "caught" $60 cash in the same spot! Here's that video.

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We've had issues doing this in the Colorado River before. Even though the banks are public (as long as you don't leave the bank), people get very angry. Best if you can find an island to camp on when you're on the Colorado. Guadalupe looks like a great time.



Cool video.
Fortunately, we've never had a confrontation, but I always try to be prepared for one. The question becomes how much do you want to attempt to "educate" the landowner vs avoiding conflict and just moving on down the river to a different spot.



I agree that the best option is to try to find an island, or a very remote location to set up and stay as low profile as possible. (And, of course, “leave no trace!”)



How did you handle the issue you had?
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Another great video Michael!
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We just moved on once. It was crazy because we actually were on an island but the landowner was pitching such a fit we just figured it wasn’t worth it. Another time we had fully setup camp and we told the guy we wouldn’t leave the bank and then read him the law and politely told him if he wanted to call the Sheriff to verify what we were saying we’d be happy to have the conversation. He sort of grumbled but left us alone.

It’s a little easier in the Colorado to define the banks, because the water level is usually way down below the surrounding land. Can be a gray spot if the land slowly slopes down to the water like many parts of the Guadalupe.
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We just moved on once. It was crazy because we actually were on an island but the landowner was pitching such a fit we just figured it wasn’t worth it. Another time we had fully setup camp and we told the guy we wouldn’t leave the bank and then read him the law and politely told him if he wanted to call the Sheriff to verify what we were saying we’d be happy to have the conversation. He sort of grumbled but left us alone.

It’s a little easier in the Colorado to define the banks, because the water level is usually way down below the surrounding land. Can be a gray spot if the land slowly slopes down to the water like many parts of the Guadalupe.


It’s hard to know how it will play out in each situation, but my “plan” would be to invite a landowner to call the Sheriff to clarify the law, but I guess it depends on a number of factors. Hopefully we can continue to avoid such confrontation.


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Michael, that's another fun looking trip. Great job capturing all that and sharing with everyone. That breakfast looks top notch. I don't know how you all dont look like 49'ers floating down the river with all the equipment you bring. Yall must pack well and must be more storage in the yaks than I thought.
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Michael, that's another fun looking trip. Great job capturing all that and sharing with everyone. That breakfast looks top notch. I don't know how you all dont look like 49'ers floating down the river with all the equipment you bring. Yall must pack well and must be more storage in the yaks than I thought.


LOL! We’ve actually gotten pretty efficient at packing the yaks, especially when we can spread it between multiple (7 on this trip) kayaks. Keeping ice and drinks is our biggest challenge!


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It’s hard to know how it will play out in each situation, but my “plan” would be to invite a landowner to call the Sheriff to clarify the law, but I guess it depends on a number of factors. Hopefully we can continue to avoid such confrontation.


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I know for a fact in some places no matter what the law is. its local sheriff, local landowner, vs out of town kayakers. best to just move on.
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Awesome time right there
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I know for a fact in some places no matter what the law is. its local sheriff, local landowner, vs out of town kayakers. best to just move on.


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Our trick for ice was always to put dry ice in the bottom of 1 big cooler and load it up with ice. You'll need a hammer or something because it will freeze solid as a rock, but we always had ice for our entire 3 day trips. We had a "you have to catch dinner" rule. We'd bring sides, but always ate fish for dinner. I'd usually just set drop lines the first night and snag a few big catfish and we'd be set. Jerky and dried sausage made up the rest of our protein rations along with eggs in the mornings.

Those are fun trips. Will have to start doing them again soon.
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Our trick for ice was always to put dry ice in the bottom of 1 big cooler and load it up with ice. You'll need a hammer or something because it will freeze solid as a rock, but we always had ice for our entire 3 day trips. We had a "you have to catch dinner" rule. We'd bring sides, but always ate fish for dinner. I'd usually just set drop lines the first night and snag a few big catfish and we'd be set. Jerky and dried sausage made up the rest of our protein rations along with eggs in the mornings.

Those are fun trips. Will have to start doing them again soon.
I did the dry ice trick on our last outing. We dedicated one cooler for "next day" ice. Put dry ice in the bottom and then packed it full of ice and didn't open it until Sunday morning. It worked well.

"Catch and cook" may be a good idea for our next one!
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