Thread: MBs PWC Swamp Tour
04-22-2009, 05:08 PM #1
MBs PWC Swamp Tour
Is this your first MB? Or would you like to see something a little different?
I will be glad to offer a tour of the Bayou on either side of the levee - Belle R. or Atchafalaya Spillway:
Earliest tour will possibly be as early as Wed. afternoon (06/10). And then as much as we want on Thurs. & Friday (06/11 - 06/12).
Atcf. Spillway Tour: The Grand Lake Loop, 30 miles, NO SERVICES.
Belle R.: The Lake Verret Loop, 55 -65 miles, Gas, Drink & Food.
I'm also working on some other routes w/area members...
Let me know if you're interested and we'll modify the plans as time gets near.
04-22-2009, 05:13 PM #2
04-22-2009, 05:18 PM #3
04-22-2009, 08:19 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
- Clermont FL.
This will be the first time to the mudbug would be intrested since I have no idea where I am. Will be there early Thursday
04-22-2009, 08:25 PM #5
I will be there Wednesday and this sounds like a perfect opportunity to explore with an experienced local. Thanks for the offer, count me in
04-22-2009, 08:30 PM #6
I want in on some of this action too. Bill definitely knows his way around these bayous
04-22-2009, 08:33 PM #7
I am very intersested! I was going to just bring a GPS! Should be there Wednesday mid-day!
04-22-2009, 08:42 PM #8
04-22-2009, 09:37 PM #9
First - maps and the new tech. of gps are invaluable tools.
Second - they lie.
Basically, if you looked at a black & white map of the Spillway/Belle R. area you will prob. notice two things. There are as many, if not more, man made canals as there are natural bayous & rivers. Thank you oil companies - and I don't mean that in a bad way. The more canals they dug over the last 50 years, the more navigable waters and fishing grounds we have acquired. However, just b/c it's on a map doesn't mean you can boat down it. In fact, some of the canals don't even have water in them - it may simply be where a pipline is buried.
If you look at Google Earth (GE) you'll probably salivate all over yourself dreaming of all the possibilites. And there are a lot. But you know what? Some of those sat. pix, which are only a few years old, show bad info. I can tell you on a current GE pick where wooded land now exists where we used to fish. All due to the enemy: silt. Ever hear how Sout LA is losing acres of land due to coastal erosion? While that is true, we are also "making" land at the same time. Mostly b/c the spillway is "filling in" with silt from the Mississippi R.
Finally, about GPS. Just this week, while waypointing a "loop" on my PC, I ran out of water. WTF? Technology is great. I get to create a trip on the PC, then download it to my GPS. Gotta love it... Anyway, as I'm waypointing the trip I noticed that the most current Blue map of that area doesn't have a canal (that I went down a month ago) on the map. I guess at that point we'll have to drag our 'skis thru the woods.
Anyway, we'll ride come June; go have a look around and have a good time...
04-22-2009, 09:37 PM #10
i hope i make it if i do i prolly will be there wednesday. its funny our tour guide gets lost sometimes. but i think thats the best part.
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