Friday, April 20, 2012: Second day of Annual Conference
Morning activities, pre-registration required. Options include:
6:30 a.m., Fishing (choose one):
1.) Caesar Creek: SOMA 56 Club – up to 5 boats for various possibilities including muskies, saugeye, crappie or bass, depending upon what is hitting. With Calvin Pyle. He is a former Ohio Huskie Muskie club Mr. Muskie and hosts a local radio show on Sunday at noon. He’d like to have a writer (other than Larry Moore) guest on Sunday of the con-vention. Can do the interview in studio in Xenia or via telephone.
2.) Cowan Lake: Pat Ritcher – South Shore Marina – crappie or bass. He knows the lake and prefers crappie. South Shore Marina will provide a pontoon boat or other boat rental for a second boat and we may be able to get another guide.
7:15 a.m. – Canoe/kayak float of the Little Miami River, hosted by the Little Miami, Inc., a group dedicated to pro-tecting the stream’s watershed. Meet in the lobby for self-drive to put-in site.
Float will consist of a six-mile paddle starting at 8 a.m. at the Glenn Thompson Reserve (along U. S. Route 35 west of Xenia) then downstream through a beautiful segment of the Little Miami to the Mill Bridge Launch near Bellbrook.
The LMI will provide eight canoes (complete with paddles and life jackets) on a pre-registration basis. Those who own their own kayaks or canoes are encouraged to bring them. Estimated float time should be under three hours.
To keep travel time to a minimum we should all meet at the take out (Mill Bridge Launch), leave half the cars there, then head up to the Glenn Thompson Reserve to put in.
Boxed lunches will be provided free for those who pre-register ONLY.
P.S. For more information on LMI’s 45 years of river conservation along the Little Miami please go to www.littlemiamiriver.org.
2 p.m. – Ozone “Zipline” Adventure includes 11 connected ziplines (more than 9,000 feet of zip lines in all) that cross more than 200 feet above the Little Miami River and connect to Fort Ancient. This is the first zipline canopy tour in the country to cross a federally designated scenic river. Expect up to three hours with seven zip lines and seven skybridges. See www.ozonezips.org. (self drive – directions will be provided)
Read Larry Moore’s account of his Ozone “Zipline” Adventure here.
6:30 p.m. – Dinner at Cherry Bend and hosted by Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Opportunities with crossbows provided by Ten Point Crossbow. For fee clay target shooting available.
9:30-10 p.m. – Hospitality Room is open.
Pre-register for Friday Activities
There are three ways to register for Friday activities:
“Spice” Activities for Friday, April 20
Hannaford House tea ( cost $15) includes soup, sandwiches and dessert. While we have tea, the lady from Clin-ton County History Center will talk about the exhibits there. The current one is “The History of Ladies’ ‘Undies’and Purses.“ Speaker is said to be “a real live wire.” The History Center is across the street from the Hannaford House. Admission to the History Center is $5. Reservations are required.
Contact Becky Moore and or Pat Morse if you’d like to participate.
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