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Pecan Park Retreat, San Marcos

On this campout, there were nine scouts and eight adult leaders. We had the largest site, #1, that had the 10x20 ft pavilion in the San Marcos River Retreat. We met at T.G. Livery on Saturday at 9:30 A.M. to discuss the float plan and take the bus to City Park. We had three solo kayaks, two double canoes, and five canoes for the seven mile trip down the San Marcos River. We avoided any contact with the adjacent county's Swine Flu outbreak during our trip. The trained adults, Mr. Wolz, Dr. Taylor, and Dr. Lauten took the point, middle and rear positions to guide us. We portaged left at Rio Vista Dam and spent an hour going down the rapids, swinging on the rope, and doing line rescues. After lunch on the river, some of us changed canoe and kayak partners which made the journey easier. At Cummings Dam we had to lower our canoes 16 feet on the right side of the dam. After we finished the trip, some of the scouts and adult leaders went swimming in the river near our campsite. After making dinner and cleaning up, we had peach and apple cobbler while we played cards. We were all tired after paddling all day, so we went to sleep before 10 o'clock.
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