November Full Beaver Moon Paddle, Banks Lake, 2018-11-23

Join us for a leisurely sunset paddle to watch the Hunter’s Moon rise over the lake.

Plan to arrive early enough to prep your boat so that we can launch by 5:30p.m. That will allow time to paddle around most of the lake before dark while we look for birds, gators and bats. Sunset on the lake is usually spectacular. If the sky is clear we will see the nearly full moon rise at 6:10p.m.

This is a leg of the Alapaha Quest, since Banks Lake is in the Alapaha River Water Trail.

When: 5:15 PM, September 11, 2018; be on the water by 5:30 PM

Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County.

GPS: 31.035097, -83.097045

Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp

Bring: Bring a light for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow stick, head lamp, or flashlight), and bring a rope for your boat. You must wear a PFD. A whistle is not required, but it’s a good idea in the dark. Mosquitos can be bad at the marina but bugs are usually not a problem on the water. Don’t forget boat, paddles, anacks, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.

Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!

Event: facebook, meetup

Paddling out, Lake
A previous Banks Lake paddle, 2018-07-27.

Host: Ronnie Thomas

Contact: Ronnie Thomas

Backup: there is none. If the weather is too bad for Banks Lake, it’s too bad for anywhere.

More Full Moons: Here are the full moons for the next year:

SaturdayDecember 12, 2018
MondayJanuary 21, 2019
TuesdayFebruary 19, 2019
WednesdayMarch 20, 2019
March 19 alternate date
FridayApril 19, 2019
SaturdayMay 18, 2019
MondayJune 17, 2019
TuesdayJuly 16, 2019
ThursdayAugust 15, 2019
SaturdaySeptember 14, 2019
SundayOctober 13, 2019
TuesdayNovember 12, 2019
ThursdayDecember 12, 2019

The WWALS Outings Committee will hold a full moon paddle at each of these dates, provided that one of their number signs up to lead the paddle two weeks in advance.

There’s also a bit of an issue that we hear Banks Lake will be drawn down in late 2018 and early 2019, so we’ll need to see if there’s enough water first.

More Outings: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!