"Revenir au point de coon", part 2, 17-19 MARCH 2017

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  1. Seeker

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    Return to "Coon Point", part the second.

    Forestree, Nonc-Tobe, and I would like to invite you lot to our next canoe trip, back to Coon Point, on the beautiful southern end of Toledo Bend Lake on the LA/TX border. All are invited, but those found drunk, disorderly, and ill-behaved will be shot and left under a log, (or if you don't want to be shot, we will cover you in honey and bury you in a red ant nest.) Dogs generally are best left home in a group setting like this.

    The put in is off the Forest Service road at the end of TX FM 2168. If you Google Map search, zoom into the south end of the lake and you'll see it. Directions will eventually follow in this thread, along with a map. It's maybe a 20' carry from truck/cartop to water's edge, though the last 200 yards of road is rough in spots. Any truck can make it. My Corolla made it last time.

    From the put-in, we paddle about a mile south-west and camp on a point. Nonc-Tobe at least will go out Friday afternoon, so there will be at least one person doing that. Aside from that, there is no plan. Bring your own food, shelter, water, and gear to stay out for the nights you come. If you don't have a canoe but want to come anyway, there are roughly 3 extra seats/paddles/PFDs, and if we have to, we can shuttle. It's not that far.

    The site is primitive, plenty of trees to hang hammocks or tarps from, and the water is actually boilable/treatable if you don't want to schlep it. I will bring my Whelen just because it's easy and makes a good kitchen for me on trips like this. Forestree, I can bring a dutch oven and some fixin's for cobbler if you'd like to supervise the prep.

    We generally have a group fire for cooking/BSing/campfire gathering in the evening, and I'm hoping (hint hint) Forestree can bring a largish tarp for that.

    That's pretty much it. I'll get a map up shortly.
     
  2. Nonc-Tobe

    Nonc-Tobe I call it a black pot

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    Yeah I would like to be at the launch Friday (17th) around noon if anyone would like to meet then. If not no worries,Ill still plan on camping Friday solo are not
     
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    s'amuser bien
     
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    Here's the southern end of the lake. The point we're talking about is the small one in the red circle.
    CP1.jpg

    The put in is marked with the red arrow. Note there are 2 roads. It's the first one. CP2.jpg

    and here's a closer view. It's a mile down the shore to a wide bay, and then Coon Point. My arrows seem to have shifted slightly, but it's close enough. CP3.png
     
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    I'm in and will plan to be there on Friday as well
     
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    Just talked with a friend and he's coming as well. He has his own boat, so at this point I will have an extra seat in my boat and I can bring another canoe for others if needed. So if anyone else is interested but doesn't have a canoe, come on out
     
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    Haha, got curious about the french title! French canadian here...

    I would suggest "de retour à la pointe aux ratons";) raton being short for raton-laveur aka racoon

    Anyway, lakes here are frozen solid for at least an other month, so i almost considered, until google told me it was a 54h drive for a round trip.:(
    Will be looking for pictures!

    Have a nice time,
    J'vous souhaite ben du fun en fin d'semaine.
    (Yes there is english words in our slang):p
     
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    Gillaume, what does raton-laveur translate to, directly? Lave is Latin for wash, I think, and raton seems like a derivative of "rat". In German, brother coon is a Wasch-Baar, or Washing Bear... just wonder if it's similar (the way it is with potatoes. Pomme-de-terre, vs the SW german slang Erd-Apfel vs the proper german "Kartoffel".)
     
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    Heres the cajun translation of a few animals:
    Dog Chien
    Cat Chat
    Chicken Poule
    Horse Cheval
    Pig Cochon
    Cow Vache
    Bullfrog Ouaouaron
    Duck Canard
    Raccoon Chaoui
    Alligator Cocodril
    Monkey Macoc
    Snake Serpent
    Mouse Souris
    Wolf Loup
    Werewolf Loup garou
    Bear Ours
     
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    Chaoui is not french
    Macoc resemble to macaque
    Cocodril is probable crocodile

    The rest could be said as is here!

    And yes raton is derivated from rat (witch has the same meaning french/english) and laveur is washing.
     
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    One more week!
     
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    Have you looked at the weather? PERFECT on Monday - Thursday... hi 60s, lo 40s.... but Fri/Sat/Sun? Rain, highs in 70s/lows near 60... maybe it will slide right 2 day's worth. lol

    Going anyway... rain or not. it's never THAT bad.
     
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    3 more days, weather is looking nice! Considering the response we've gotten, I guess it was pointless to even post an invite thread :D
     
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    Nonc-Tobe I call it a black pot

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    Yea I'm a lil shocked also that no one else was interested in meeting up...oh well more fresh air for me
     
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    I'm in! I'm going to try and leave Friday afternoon but doubt I'll be there much before 5:00.
     
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    Must be all that competition from the hammock hang that weekend... lol. That's ok... I'll have a hammock.
     
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    @Hammbone Sounds good. I can bring another boat for you as it sounds like the extra seat in my canoe has been claimed
     
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    IPA and Hogs Head Cheese? Where's @OMRebel ? Thought he might bring DC with him.
     
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    Well I'm bringing some IPA....y'all can feast on all the head cheese you want! Haven't heard from @OMRebel . I think @Seeker said he's been doing military training
     
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    Yeah, his unit is, and I'm assuming he's with them... don't have a phone number, or I'd text/call.
     
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    Just saw this.
    Bad timing, was out all last weekend. Would be pushing it to do two away from home in a row.
     
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    @saustin1967 Might try to put together another trip out there this summer when the water will be nice for swimming
     
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    Loaded up and ready to go! Think this is a new record for me being packed up early :D

    [​IMG]Untitled by Tom Roo, on Flickr
     
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    I just got in from loading my canoe too... did it right after supper while we had light... filled the water jug already too, and got that to the car. gonna throw my food together in a bit, then my other gear. Stopped off at the store after work for the cobbler fixings.... just hope I remember the butter in the morning.
     
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    Yea I'm done too. Didn't get home until almost 8. But I'm ready to roll out. See YALL tomorrow
     
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    I finished up around 9.30 last night. Just gotta load a cooler and then get it, a pack, and wannegan into the car. Only have to do 6 hours today. Will probably leave work around 2.30/3 and should see you around 4/4:30. All depends on how soon I get to work!

    Hope the forecast is right for rain (the lack thereof) and wrong for temp (80?!) Usually cooler on the water... so long as there's a breeze this time.
     
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