Ozark Fall Rendezvous - Current River

I know this may be a bit early to start this conversation but with Rob not being able to paddle I’m bored to death and so I’m so ready to get out and paddle (doing a few trips with JoAnne and hopefully Margaret in August and September). It sucks that he can’t paddle but it is what it is. Plus with my new job I have to get vacation request in. Fall Rendezvous is typically the 3rd weekend in October, which for this year would be October 13-17, how does everything feel about those dates at the Current River? I plan to be there either Monday or Tuesday and stay until Sunday, I hope to take a week’s vacation as I haven’t had a whole week off this year since we had to cancel our Colorado vacation, and I’m ready. Rob is doing well, goes back to the doctor on 7/19 and then he will discuss rehab, so that we be happening soon. He is bored but again, nothing he can really do. He hopes to return to work as well, he can’t lift anything but he can help train a new guy, at least he’ll be doing something. We did get two new kittens back on 6/20, so at least he has them to keep him company, that is when they aren’t destroying the house, I forgot what it was like to have kittens. LOL
Hope everything is having a great summer and hope to see you all soon!

Sounds good. Marking it on the calendar. We had one trip up north for fishing, but so far that’s it. Trying to connect with the grandkids for a visit.

As it happens I was contacted by a friend (Bill W.) a few weeks back who lives out east and was organizing a trip on the Current River in October with four others. Bill and Chip W. have joined us at one or two prior Ozark Rendezvous. By chance the dates that they were looking at coincided with the dates that we have traditionally had the Fall Rendezvous and they were planning to camp at Pulltite Campground before hand.

They are looking at doing a downriver trip but would be happy to base camp at Pulltite and do a few day trips first. I have already reserved site 40 at Pulltite for October 13, 14, and 15. I believe the others in this group have reserved sites 38 and 42 for the same dates, which are the Wednesday through Friday. As of Saturday October 16 is the off-season and none of the sites can be reserved but if you have already taken occupancy of one you can of course simply stay and pay the reduced off-season price for the additional days.

So I will plan to be at Pulltite as of Wednesday October 13. If that is where and when the Ozark Rendezvous happens to be and if anyone is interested arriving on Monday or Tuesday to paddle the following day(s) I could certainly be persuaded to arrive a day or two earlier. At some point, possibly Sunday October 17, a group of six of us will depart Pulltite to do a downriver trip probably to Big Spring.

I’m in.
Good to hear Rob’s doing well. Amazing the amount of damage a couple cute little kittens can do. I think maybe puppies may be a bit less destructive, but its close to a toss-up.
Thanks for putting this up, and its not too early.
Gotten out for a few short overnighters here, but not much. Looking foreward to seeing everyone again in the Ozarks. I’m getting to miss hearing the accent drifting over the water and through the sycamores.

I’ve got it on the calendar. Am planning on doing the before or after floats. Be well everyone.

It’s looking more & more like i may make it this year. I believe i remember you from one of the 1st Rendezvous.
And since I’m there, an extended tip down the Current would be a nice contemplation given enough water.

Ok, I just booked site 23 starting on Monday 10/11, so if other folks plan on being there early I’ll be there. I’ll stay until Sunday the 17th. I doubt Rob will make it as he won’t be able to paddle yet from his shoulder surgery and not sure if he can sleep in a tent by then, right now he still can’t sleep flat. Looking forward to seeing everyone, I can’t believe how fast this year is going! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

I will plan to arrive sometime on Monday afternoon. I will be in site 40. I shall endeavor to arrive early enough to be able to walk down to site 23 with my chair so that I can drink a beer while I watch you struggle to erect a tarp.