Friday, September 30, 2011

Sharoom - Update # 2

Here are a few shots from the Hoydenpyl Dam Portage. Nothing like taking your canoe out for a walk! Keep er moving!!

Sharoom - Update #1

Jim Keen dropped me a quick message; the boys are at the Mushroom Sports Bar carbo loading before the big push to the river. Hope they don't get too comfortable and order another pitcher! It's a great establishment for just this sort of thing.
Could be a soggy start but the rest of the weekend looks to be stellar for paddling.
The Capt'n

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Iron Mushroom Challenge 2011

Start 3pm on September 30

La Mans style start from the Mushroom Sports Bar will offer a unique starting procedure as paddlers need to portage gear and craft to river's edge.
Here is a link to Google maps where you can manipulate the view and see the course; Hodenpyl, Red Bridge and Tippy Dam mark the way - Click here

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Iron Mushroom Challenge

In the Kingdom Fungi "The Iron Mushroom" Rules, we give you -
The Roster - Click Here
Tracking with SPOT
Jack - Click Here
Mark - Click Here

Monday, September 12, 2011


We had great weather with just a few hours of heavy fog for the first running of the AuSable 115 Expedition Style Challenge. Five hardy adventurers took on the Challenge, all paddling Kruger Designed canoes. Headlights were in full use, power bars close at hand and rain gear at the ready. It was all a great success!!! Look for this event to be an annual undertaking!!

Official Results:
Bob Bradford 22 hours 53 minutes
Jack Murgittroyd 25 hours 15 minutes
Mark Przedwojewski 25 hours 15 minutes
Gary Hirsch 26 hours to 5Channels Dam
Tim Keen 26 hours to 5Channels Dam

Monday, September 5, 2011

Another one down.... the river

A quick peak at SPOT and we see some of the boys have made it down the Au Sable, I think; Bob Bradford called yesterday posting a finish time of 23 hours and some change, un-supported; the rest of the Klondikes have not reported in.... at all. Naughty naughty...
The scoldings and name calling will continue, till we get some answers.