General Meeting, Wednesday, October 30th 6PM - 9:30 ish.
Join us for our BASK Monthly Meeting
6pm Eat, Meet, and Mingle
7pm Club announcements
Title: The Less-seen Inside Passage of Alaska, Ketchikan to Wrangell
Speaker: Lyrinda Snyderman
Lyrinda Snyderman, long time BASK member and out-of-state member of the North Sound Sea Kayaking Association (NSSKA) of Everett, WA will share her adventures kayaking a lesser traveled route of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Her friend, Bill Brackin of NSSKA, organizes club trips to lesser-traveled destinations. For instance, although she has highly recommended Glacier Bay to him, he says he won't go there because everyone does it!
The Inside Passage trip consisted of six people paddling for 14 days this August between the Alaska Marine Highway ferry stops of Ketchikan and Wrangell, the two nights on the ferry and a few nights in B&Bs both prior to and after the trip. They took a day excursion around the Stikine River and the LeConte Glacier, Alaska's southernmost tidewater glacier, on the day after their trip. They stayed primarily in "guerrilla campsites", hanging from trees in Hennessy Hammocks, and also stayed in three forest service cabins where they fished and hiked and dried out between paddles. They saw only one other kayaker during their trip.
What struck Lyrinda was the great variety of the landscape - great towering cliffs and elegant marshy moose habitat, wild waterfalls and towering rock pinnacles topped with Bonsai-like twisted conifers, the sound of loons calling, foxes yipping, humpbacks breathing and fish jumping. The ever-present bear sign - and a visit to a bear observatory.
Please join us as Lyrinda shares her exciting adventure with BASK.
Annual Chili and Pie Cook off
NOTE: This will be the last General Meeting of the Year. This October Meeting will include our annual Chili & Pie Fest so PLEASE bring either: - Chili - Pie - Something compatible (cornbread, salad, drinks, etc.) Don't come empty handed. There will not be a $ collection because BASK will not be providing Pizza, salad and dessert.
Get out your best chili or pie receipes and start cooking. BASK is known as a paddling club with an eating disorder and is known for it's potlucks. There are some very talented and creative people in the club. One suggestion was for a chili pie so it could be entered in two events!! We will have to check with the judges on that point.Location:
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
953 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
In addition to the General Meetings, we conduct monthly Planning Meetings, where we discuss club business, and make plans for new trips and activities. Meetings are hosted by a club member and include a potluck dinner. Location, dates and times vary - see the members only calendar for more details.
Calendar of Events
For a complete calendar of events including paddles, clinics, meetings, etc, login to the Members Only section of this web site. You will need your BASK username and password for this. If you forgot your username and/or password, use Login Help to recover it.
To get an impression of the paddles, clinics, and other events we organize, take a look at the list of recent BASK events:
|Dec 11, 2013||December Planning Meeting|
|Dec 07, 2013||BASK Holiday Party 2013|
|Nov 30, 2013||SF Waterfront Paddle|
|Nov 24, 2013||New Member Paddle from Richmond Municipal Marina|
|Nov 16, 2013||Marin Island Clean-up|
|Nov 13, 2013||November planning meeting|
|Nov 09, 2013||Out the Gate Paddle|
|Nov 02, 2013||Belmont Slough Exploration|
|Nov 02, 2013||Classic Schoonmaker/AI Circumnavigation Paddle|
|Oct 31, 2013||Annual Halloween Paddle|
|Oct 30, 2013||October BASK General Meeting|
|Oct 27, 2013||Women's advanced rescue practice|
|Oct 27, 2013||BASK New Member Paddle - Drakes Bay Oyster Company to Drakes Estero|
|Oct 20, 2013||Paddle Monterey Area Point Lobos|
|Oct 19, 2013||Skills Clinic 2013 Graduation Paddle - Goat Rock|
|Oct 19, 2013||Paddle Monterey and see Bryant Austin whale photos|
|Oct 15, 2013||Marin Island Clean-up|
|Oct 12, 2013||BASK Rodeo|
|Oct 09, 2013||October Planning Meeting|
|Oct 06, 2013||Paddle from Rodeo Beach - 8am OTW|
|Sep 28, 2013||Mendocino Rock Gardening 101 - NOW FULL|
|Sep 27, 2013||Annual Mendo Weekend|
|Sep 25, 2013||BASK September General Meeting|
|Sep 22, 2013||Urban Explorer Paddle|
|Sep 21, 2013||Out the Gate Coastal Cleanup Day|
|Sep 21, 2013||SF Waterfront Paddle|
|Sep 18, 2013||September Planning Meeting|
|Sep 15, 2013||Sun Sep 15 Redwood City|