Re: NANFA-- First Attempts at Snorkeling

Brian Haas (
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 22:21:01 -0500

>2' visibilty is about the minimum acceptable. at that point is is >best to
>stay in the shallows on a bright day. dont move a lot.
I actually did quite a bit of "staying put." I was picky about where I
chose to do this, though- the stream runs under a bridge that gets a lot of
slow traffic and i wasn't too keen on getting the neighbors thinking their
was a corpse in their stream...

>as for water temp... 60 is my lower limit, 70 is ok 80 is bliss...
I made the mistake of not bringing a thermometer- there's always next time.
My gear consisted of sweatpants and a t-shirt. Not exactly high tech, but
I'm thinking that in the interest of heat absorbtion, next time I'll
upgrade my t-shirt choice from white to black. Wetsuit? Hopefully someday.

>where are you located?
Hazel Green, WI (extreme southwest corner of the state)

>brian = travis ?
As it turns out, yes. I would've kept the list on my own personal hotmail
account, but I don't think it's worth waiting for that much load time just
to have my name appear instead of my dad's. But I could- so I'll go by
either. Or just address me as one of my classmates would- "hey, Haas man!"

Thanks for the encouragement, great snorkel god Casper- I look to you!

Travis Haas
Hazel Green, WI

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