SAPC Picnic and Lake Patagonia Clean-up
Time fly's when
your hav'n fun (I'll try to be a little more original with the rest of this). The 8th
annual Patagonia "For the Sake of the Lake" shore clean up and club picnic
now lies in our wake. My thanks to the many of you who found your way down to the
shore for what had to be the best outing thus far. This club
"happening" has has become this great gift we give each other that really
has come in to its own over time. Truth is that in the giving of "the
gift" we give it to others as well. Not only a thankful park service, but as
noted there that day the comments "thank you" from people outside the
group. That doesn't even touch on the happiness of the lake itself.he was diving for
debris from the lake bottom, retrieving a discarded boat anchor in the process.
Yet another one of you managed an entire (good word for it) tire and wheel assembly
easily capturing the "would-a, could-a, been used again, should-a never been
tossed in the first place" award. Rumor has it that the entire Chevy is still
down there some where, and next year Rick Johnson is going to bring it in. So again,
many thanks to all of you who came together to prove there really are situations
where you can't tell your work from your play. It's always great to see the
faces of so many seasoned paddlers who keep coming back. It's equally
inspiring to see so many "new to the sport types" inspired to explore the
sport a bit further. My advice to you would be "just do it". Heck it's a
great group to involve yourself with, and I feel fairly safe in saying that darn near
any of us would give you the canoe off our backs.
I remember standing there at one point on the shore amidst all the color
of so many boats thinking to my self that all the souls who pilot these boats are
about as colorful as the craft themselves. Everyone present with their own
"outside the box" information to pass on and others eager to absorb it,
pretty cool huh?!! Thatís the kind of mix I like to find myself in and evidently
I ain't alone. One can't help but be impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of
the affair. As some of you know we had one new member so committed to the day's
Well, thatís about enough of me for now I'd reckon. Whoops, one more... A
couple of you asked about art work or a visit to "Rancho M". I
remember Kristine as well as someone else (forgive me, it was a busy day with many
inner actions). The answer is sure, darn near any time, just give a call. In the mean
time a visit to our web site will give you a peek into some of what all goes on about
this acre(age). Choose either or both. Best to you all, see you soon, far from shore.
Photo contributions by Geno
Rosberg, Rick Johnson & Norma Miller
All in a day's work.
Finding big lake bootie.
Sittin' in and sittin' on.
Duckies can have fun, too.
Geno's Mad River.
A potluck feast and Bar-B-Q.
Fearless leader, Royce Davenport.
Bogner family & dog.
Assorted paddle craft bring in the goods.
Pickin' & grinnin', live music & more food.
Taking the long boats.
Prizes for best found trash from Summit Hut.
Marsha's fine graphic production of SAPC's presentation to Patagonia Lake State Park.