Feb Ride-3a South

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Feb Ride-3a South

Postby airboat4fun » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:15 pm

Here we go...

The EVERGLADES - Area 3a South
Saturday 2-10-2007
10AM
Alligator Alley (I-75) Mile Marker 35
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unless someone objects I will take the lead on this one since it is in my backyard.
If anyone else from down here wants to pitch in please get in contact with me.

I have some ideas on where to bring the group, but I would like to know how many plan on riding for the day?
What time should we plan to get back to the ramp?
How many plan to stay overnight?

Let me know what your plans are, I am looking forward to a real good ride...

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Postby jdotson » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:26 pm

I'll be there from Fri through Sun staying at the Crossroads camp if all goes well. :D

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Postby Florida Cracker » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:51 am

I going to plan on attending. I'll make sure if my wife doesn't attend, that she understands I may be a little late :lol: .

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Postby Dakota » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:57 am

Sorry guys we will not make this ride. Have fun and we will be with you in spirit.
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Postby Sniper » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:33 am

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Make sure you get you Kitchen pass signed this time I would hate to see you in the Dog house Again, man I would love to come to this ride but it cost me so much in Diesel to come all the way down from Georgia. I hope Randy take you guys all the way to the Microwave tower, wish I had my second Boat finished so I could go to this one, it buy far is my favorite place to ride it is awesome and you can't get a nicer guy for a guide!
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Postby a1mudpuppy » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:18 pm

I plan on being there to

looking forward to running way down south, I don't know if I will be camping or what?

May come down for the day. Can anyone tell me how long it would take fron I-75 and I-4?

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Postby OVER BUDGET » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:38 pm

It is about two and a half hours from Sarasota.so for you it should be about three and a half.

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Postby basketcase0302 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:20 am

Tryin to help!

Better leave another hour early...unless you go through Ft Mars and Nipples at 6 AM on I75 you're gonna be pretty suprised :D

New off ramps at Fort Myers and Naples as well as all the snow-birds being here still as well as an interstate being 20 years behind on expansion!

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P.S. the toll on the alley went up this year, anybody know how much it is now?

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Postby airboat4fun » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:56 am

As of 2/5/06
$2.50 each way if paid with cash, or to $2 if paid through the SunPass electronic toll collection system.

Three-axle vehicle tolls would increase from $3 to $4 for SunPass payment and $5 for cash payment.

Four-axle vehicle tolls would increase from $4.50 to $6 for SunPass payment and $7 for cash payment.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/feb/04/alligator_alley_toll_increase_weekend/

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Postby Red Dwarf » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:50 am

Man, the date has changed on this so many times. I tried to plan my eye surgery around the trip, but if it's on the 10th I will still be in the recovery period :(

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Postby plumcrazy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:04 am

once you get so. of lake wales us 27 aint bad strait shot traffic not bad

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Postby SwampMatt » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:30 pm

Yeah Plum - that 27 is a downright pleasant ride.

Mudpuppy - if you could get to lake wales 98 to 60 or whatever, it really is a great ride down 27. Nice scenery thru the Florida Heartland, then you hit Lake O and the rest of the drive is thru Big Sugar. No redlights, no side roads. Even if the time is a little longer on that route - I'd take it because of the lower stress level on the road. (cheaper gas along there too)

Laura will be just starting her new assignment - it's still up in the air - looks like she'll be back in Clermont for a few months... we're not sure of her schedule yet. If we don't make this trip - Randy and you guys - we'll see you at the Broward show!!!

Dang, this time of year is so much going on!!!

have some fun on this ride everyone!!! Take photos!!!

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Postby fatboy0054 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:00 pm

MUD ! WILL BE LEAVING ABOUT 600 ! 75 SOUTH ABOUT 4HR RIDE FOR YOU GIVE OR TAKE !ABOUT THREE FOR ME !PULLING THE TOUR BOAT ! I BUY BREAKFAST ! SEE YA !FAST AND EASY IS 75 FOR US !BUT YOUR GAS BEFORE NIPPLES ! ONCE YOU GO PASS THE TOLL BOOTH ! THE INDIANS LOVE THEIR DINOSAUR JUICE ! :shock: LITTLE FASTER THAN THAT IF BREZZE IS RITE ! !
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Postby airboat4fun » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:44 am

Here is a picture of the MM35 where we well start out, there is more room at the southwest ramp and it is closer to the trail.
for those coming from the East you have to go past one boat ramp under the bridge, around past another boat ramp to the stop sign and the rest area will be on your right, make the left then go over the bridge to get to the southwest ramp on the other side.
for those coming from the West take the first exit and go right at the stop sign ...
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Postby Limey Chris » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:06 am

Man, this sucks I`ve wanted to ride the Glades since before I even got a boat and I`m gonna be in Texas. Have fun all y`all

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Postby MadSid » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:43 pm

Just spoke with a buddy that went frogging sat night in 3A ,he put in at the next ramp west of miami canal rest area and said the water was very low and dry in some areas running south .

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Postby cntry141iq » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:41 pm

but did he get any frogs????
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Postby Larry » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:48 pm

There has been some good frogging out there the last couple of weeks, Last Saturday when I was out frogging there were about 15-20 other boat in the area, most were commercial froggers that have been camped out on the Alley for about a month now. Don't know how much longer the waters gonna last though, it's going down fast, you are dragging the bottom hard when you cross the canal right now.

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Postby airboat4fun » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:24 pm

Latest update 3 weeks till the run...
I went out this weekend and boy was I suprised at how quickly the water is disapearing. I was dragging the bottom in alot of the trails and in some places the rocks were out of the water. My boat was bouncing around like a pinball in some of the narrow trails. You can still make it to the tower. We may not be able to make the big ride around the area. Saturday night my buddy Charlie came out and found a couple of places that his Direct Drive couldn't wiggle out of without some help.
I stopped and talked to the commercial froggers on the Alley and they said the water has dropped about 4" in the last couple days. They were cleaning last nights catch, two HUGE bags just full of frogs. They had to cover an awful lot of grass to make their money.
I will update everybody the next time I go out.

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Postby Ruagatr » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:07 pm

Put in at the big ramp at 35 mile marker and ran south on "Andrew Ave" trail which is the long north-south trail shown in the picture above. Thump and bump for the first half mile, then went to waist deep down south where we were duckhunting. But way west toward the microwave is another area altogether and Capt Randy knows it better than anyone. Why the hell are they pumping like this...its ridiculous-----they drown us all summer then dry us in the winter for no reason. Typical SFWMD----watching the pumps run at Holiday park made my ears turn red.....Charles

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Postby Olf Art » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:20 pm

Charles, nothing a government agency does makes sense. I think it's half the reason I have to take blood pressure medication. olf
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Postby cntry141iq » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:09 am

anybody got a plan b LOL
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Postby Byrddog » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:32 pm

There's plenty of hotels out west , that are fairly reasonable. But with the Super Bowl there isn't a Hotel Room available with in 50 miles and that's a fact. Its going to be crazy down here for the next couple of weeks. Not really sure how long its going to last , but we've do have some awesome area's to ride you guys will have a great time ...... come on'

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Postby Rich Andrews » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:06 pm

Charles....its' ANDREWS AVE...I gave them permission to use my name out there.

Those narrow grass trails are gonna be fun in the 8ft wide boats.
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