We couldn't have asked for a nicer Saturday morning for our paddle to Hope Bayou. Unfortunately, the trip planner made a huge mistake when figuring out the tides - and they were definitely not in our favor. Although it was advertised as an "advanced paddle", many who joined us got more than they planned for - our expected 6 mile paddle trip turned out to be a 5-1/2 mile paddle, plus a 1/2 mile hike across the sand bar at the mouth of the creek leading to Hope Bayou - both coming and going. No one, however, will deny that we had a great adventure! And all survived to see another day.