If you have a bad time... it's your own fault
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Follow upacreekbiz on Twitter Located in the Lawrence, Perry/Lecompton and Topeka area, Up a Creek is dedicated to providing you with memorable water outings. Whether it’s an afternoon or all day float or an overnight campout on a sandbar, when you paddle with Up a Creek “If you have a bad time, It’s your own fault!”

Greene River

Posted by shannon on Sat, 06/27/2009 - 12:23am

Every float with UAC brings something new. The Greene River float brought us a new diving hole - a tree that grew horizontally across Wild Horse Creek about 15 feet above the water. A nice jump into a cool creek on a hot sunny day was just what the doctor ordered for Alicia Greene and friends.

Kicking off summer

Posted by shannon on Sun, 06/21/2009 - 9:05pm

June 21st is officially the first day of summer and we couldn't spend it anywhere but on the river. Joined by some old friends and some new ones, we hit the Delaware River and floated down to the Kaw, somehow stretching a < 5 mile float into a full six hours.

Check out the photos from today - they tell a story... sometimes they tell too vivid a story, depending on your imagination.

Scouting... unofficially, that is

Posted by shannon on Sun, 06/21/2009 - 9:00pm

On Saturday, Travis and his group of scouts (and some family member as well) joined UAC for a float down the Kansas River from Perry to Lawrence. This float was anything but ordinary. With overcast skies, the day got off to an interesting start and only got more interesting as the day progressed. Boats went over about a half dozen times, sandbars turned out to be huge mud pits, and we paddled the last 90 minutes through rain. Yet somehow, this group seemed to have a blast.

Check out the pics from this memorable float!


Kansas IronMan Expo

Up a Creek will be hosting a booth (of sorts) at the 2009 Kansas Iron Man Expo at Clinton Lake State Park this weekend. We'll have a full fleet of kayaks on hand and our staff on-site to answer questions. Plus, we'll be holding a drawing for a free float on the Kaw for 2 people!

More info on the IronMan competition here:  http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/jun/10/2000-competitors-expected-2009-...

Stop by Saturday afternoon to check out our 2009 fleet and say hi!

A weekend of water

Posted by shannon on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 7:08pm

After a rainyMemorial Day and a canceled float, Up a Creek made good on it's promise of a sunny Memorial Day float... we just moved Memorial Day! Saturday's sunny skies started early with a 7:30am float down the Delaware with Matt Vogelsberg and a handful of friends. (Click on any of the photos below for more shots from that day's adventure!)

Matt and crew arrived at the Rising Sun boat ramp in Perry just in time for us to collect the kayaks and turn them around for an afternoon float on the Kaw. This was a beautiful afternoon with 90-degree temps and water warm enough for swimming. Truly a lazy, carefree day on the Kaw.

Um, did I mention "lazy"? Nothing captures that ideal better than a paddler tying off her kayak to the back of a canoe and dozing while being towed down the river. Great exercise there, K!

And on Sunday our good friend and fellow paddler, Bear took his sister and a group of friends along for a longer stretch of the Kaw from Perry to Lawrence. This was just a pre-cursor to next weekend's float -- "Bear-style", in honor of Bear's recent birthday.

Three floats in 36 hours... we're just gettin' warmed up, baby. See you all on the water!

Bringing Class to the Kaw

Posted by shannon on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 9:54pm

As part of a school Field Day, Eagle Heights School in Kansas City brought their 2009 Junior Class to Perry, Kansas for a day on the river with Up a Creek. Beautiful sunny skies and temps in the low-80s -- nice.



Our morning started with a break-neck pace trek down the Delaware River, followed by a detour up Wild Horse Creek (simply trying to kill time so we didn't finish the float before 11am). After that it was out to the Kaw where everyone paddled up river to a sandbar where we stopped for lunch.

Brief swimming, some rock-and-shell hunting, and beach combing filled the next hour or so. Then it was back in the boats to paddle the remaining mile to the boat ramp where we ended this adventure. Good people, good water, great day.

Oh, and I heard the sophomore class went miniature-golfing... no doubt a distant second to the Juniors. ;)

Click here for photos from the Eagle Heights float.

Sunny day on a muddy river

Posted by shannon on Sun, 05/17/2009 - 6:12pm

After a day of record-setting rains, the sun came out and Jamie and her friends joined Up a Creek for an afternoon run down the Delaware River.

Five canoes and two kayaks took to the water just below the Perry Lake spillway and floated the Delaware onto the Kaw and ultimately to Rising Sun boat ramp in Perry. Along the way we even took a detour up Wild Horse Creek, which provided a scenic means of extending our float by an hour or so. 

Check out the pics from this great season starter float.

Hookey on the Kaw!

Posted by shannon on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 7:00pm

We meet Carly on a Thursday afternoon as the Up a Creek boys were pulling in at the Riverfront park after a day on the Kaw...she expressed an interest in kayaking on the Kaw the next day so we felt obliged to take her...On Friday Carly, Katie and Aurora meet us in Perry for there first float ever on the Kaw...Uncle Ron , Bear and I took them on Jay's Run...it was a awesome way to kick off the season...Thanks Girls!

UAC to appear in upcoming local parade

Posted by shannon on Sun, 03/08/2009 - 12:31am

Just a heads up to our Lawrence-area patrons. Up a Creek will be featured in the 2009 Lawrence Annual St. Paddy's Day Parade. While our float is still in the design phase, we have secured our place in the parade lineup and want all of you to come out and cheer us on while enjoying the festivities of the day.

UAC Pirate Float recognized in Lawrence Newspaper

Posted by shannon on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 8:15am

LJWorld, the Lawrence daily newspaper, published a photo from our annual Pirate Cruise back in September. This was definitely one of our more memorable floats of the 2008 season.

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