Preserving sailing access to Lake Lowell
- Thanks for the report, Jim.
Nice to hear that the south side is "much better than Gott's Point";
I always thought Gott's Point was a pretty nice spot to work out
of, especially on that memorable day when I was overpowered with
a 3.9, and using the bay behind the point for shelter!
> The ranger ... made a remark that the kite Steve was going out onI take it this wasn't brand commentary.
> was not the head rangers favorite toy on the lake.
> To his credit he said he'd act as if he did not see it. SaidI would say that both windsurfers and kite sailors had best get
> there would be a lake use meeting coming up and the regulations
> would be discussed.
some polite, politic, and constructive representation at said
"lake use meeting," to fix what seems to be broken between our
near-zero-impact sport and the management.
Forwarding this to the kitesailors list as well (with Jim's
original post, quoted below).
Tom von Alten http://fortboise.org/
From: Jim Tighe
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 8:07 AM
Subject: [BSA] Wed
Wed. was a thriller at lake Lowell. 5.0 sail on 100 L board.
Plenty of sail most of the time. Not a holey as Lowell is known for.
Sailed a couple of hours with Bruce (5.2) Tom(4.7), and Jim V.(5.6). Great
long reaches. Plenty of rollers to play on and jump. Four to six kiters
but most of them arrived as we were leaving.
Steve you were jumping great! Really they were 15 footers, maybe 20
on the bigger ones. Very nice control.
The ranger stopped in and confirmed that Gotts Point was closed but
that we could get to the point by walking from the first parking area just
past the gate. He made a remark that the kite Steve was going out on was
not the head rangers favorite toy on the lake. To his credit he said he'd
act as if he did not see it. Said there would be a lake use meeting coming
up and the regulations would be discussed. Not sure what he was getting at.
As for the launch site vs Gotts. The south or West shoreline drive
is much better than Gotts. Great parking lot protected from the wind and a
short walk to the water.
Today started out looking good but is dying unless Mt Home stays up.
Tomorrow (Friday) looks like a repeat of Wednesday. See you all on the
water soon. Jim