Keel-Haulers Canoe Club Articles and News


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Newsletter Submission Instructions

Submit computer files ONLY or via E-mail over the internet to: Kelly Miller . . . . . . 724-553-6816 (Cell)

or Snail-Mail to:

Kelly Miller, Editor
701 Forest Ave
Geneva, IL 60134

All newsletter information to appear in the upcoming issue must be received before the second last Saturday of each month.

Sending jpeg attachments for photos are fine. Photo size no bigger than 600 pixels wide.

See Picture instructions

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Old Newsletters

Many old newsletters have been copied to our website.
See dropdown menu above. Pick a Newsletter Year and then a month.
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50 Years of the Keel-Haulers Canoe Club

Our club was founded in 1966 and has been going strong ever since then.
For our anniversery year, many of the longtime members wrote articles about our history, trips and events.
Here are 8 stories, complete with pictures that will tell a history of our club.

50 Years of Keel-Haulers


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Vacation & Paddling Trip reports

Florida RV & Canoeing - 2015-6
By John Kobak

Southern Rivers Trip Reports - 1992 to 2013

Michigan Canoeing - 2012
By John Kobak

Grand Canyon Trip - 2011
By Donna Homberg

Winter Florida & Roatan Trips - 2008
By John Kobak

Western Trip - 2007
By John Kobak

Grand Canyon Trip - 2006
By John Kobak

Slide Show of 2006 Grand Canyon trip
Very Large Program - Requires fast internet connection
By Bob Nicholson

Florida Trip - 2006
By John Kobak

Western Trip - 2005
By John Kobak

Barry's Grand Canyon Trip - 2004 Photos
By Matt Muir

Western Trip - 2004
By Elliott Drysdale

Colorado Trip - 2003
By John Kobak

Florida Trip - 2002
By John Kobak

Grand Canyon Trip - 2001
By Judi Cleary

Colorado Trip - 2001
By John Kobak

Idaho - 1999
By Rob Hammond

Western Trip - 1999
By John Kobak

Michigan Canoeing - 1997
By John Kobak

Grand Canyon Trip - 1996
By John Kobak

Colorado Trip 1995
By John Kobak


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Adventure Trip Reports

Mexico Trips - RV & Paddling from 1995 to 2015
By John Kobak

Australia Trip Report- 2006
By Judi Cleary

Honduras Trip Report- 2006
By Donna Homberg
More Honduras trip pictures

Chuck & Judi's Safari in Tanzania, February 2-18, 2004
By Judi Cleary

Chuck's climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, 2004
By Judi Cleary

Chuck & Judi's Trip to Thailand
By Judi Cleary

Ecuador 2002
By John Kobak and Paul Lang

Chuck/Judi's Argentina Trip (2001)
By Judi Cleary

KHCC Mexico Paddling Trip - 2000
By John Kobak

Ecuador Trip Report- 1999
By John Kobak

Honduras Trip Report- 1998
By John Kobak

Honduras Trip Report- 1997
By John Kobak

Belize Sea Kayak Trip 1995
By John Kobak & Chuck Singer



Picture Instructions

Small low resolution photos can be included, Try to make your jpg file less than 100k.
Picture size can be up to 600 pixels wide

There is a really easy way to reduce your picture size and resolution on your PC.
If you have Windows XP, I recommend that you download (free) this small program from Microsoft
Click to download - ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe

You just run this program once. It adds a new selection to your right click menu, when you right click a JPG file.
Then in your directory where you upload your pictures, you just right click on the picture file or select a whole group of pictures or a single picture. The pop-up menu will have a new selection, "Resize Pictures". When you click it gives you several picture size options and compresses the content to make uploads fast. It does not change your original, it renames the new file.

If you have Vista, Win 7,8,10 - Click to download Image Resizer Click DOWNLOAD, then click Image Resizer link (ImageResizerSetup-3.0.exe)
Follow same instructions as above for XP.

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