2020: Garret Island, Lake Buchanan

Quick Facts

Date: October 23 -25th

Place: Garret Island, Lake Buchanan

Activities: Canoeing and primitive camping

Itinerary

  • Friday, October 23rd

    • Leave: 1:00 pm from Scout House - Jill'sCar

    • Travel to Cedar Point Recreation Area (Tow, Texas) to launch canoes: arrive ~2:30

    • Paddle to Garret Island: arrive 4:30 pm

  • Saturday, October 24th

    • Leave: 7:00 am with Sabrina's Car and Steve's Car

    • Travel to Cedar Point Recreation Area: arrive 9 am

    • Paddle to Garret Island: arrive 10:30 am

  • Sunday, October 25th

    • Leave: Garret Island 10 am

    • Arrive Cedar Point Recreation Area at noon

    • Drive to Storm's: arrive at 1pm

    • Drive to Austin: arrive at Scout House Austin at 3pm

Notification Plan

Jason Douglas - 512-415-8709

Rich Michelson - 512-736-2733

Contingency Plan

Weather Issue

  • Bad weather is coming: pack up and leave early

  • We get stuck in bad weather

    • stay on island until it is safe to paddle

    • pull up canoes high on island

Medical Issue - call 911

Alternative Take Outs

  • Paradise Point Fishing Dock

  • Burnet County Park

  • Highland Lakes Fly Fishing

Safety Rules

  1. No pushing people out of canoes

  2. No bumper canoes

  3. Stay together (stay within eyesight of other canoes)

  4. No horseplay inside canoes

  5. Be careful if standing up in canoes

  6. No canoeing (or swimming at night)

  7. No swimming or canoeing alone!

  8. Use common sense (do not do anything stupid)

Meals

  • Friday, October 23rd

    • Dinner - Burritos provided by the O'Neils.

  • Saturday, October 24th

    • Breakfast: BYO

    • Lunch: BYO

    • Dinner

      • Smoked Ribs (and 1 burger) & Bar-b-que beans

  • Sunday, October 25th

    • Breakfast: BYO

    • Lunch: Storm's Drive-In - Burnet, Texas

Canoe Pairs

Friday:

  1. Jill and Joe

  2. Katy, Logan, Grant

Saturday:

  1. Mariana and Christina

  2. Sam

  3. Ian and Grant

  4. Sabrina and Steve

Sunday:

  1. Jill and Joe

  2. Sam and Grant D

  3. Katy and Logan

  4. Mariana and Christina

  5. Ian and Grant

  6. Sabrina and Steve


Jobs

  • Weather Person - Logan

  • First Aid - Katy

  • Quartermaster - Ian

  • Fire Marshall - Ian

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