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This event will involve a weekend camp outing and paddling at
on Lake Superior. Participants will be expected to be self sufficient (no meals provided, though we may organize a potluck meal for Saturday evening). There is also a bar and grill (Woody's) walking distance from the camp ground for those interested.
Trip leaders will arrive early a.m. on Friday July 12 at the Herbster campground to secure tent sites. We will attempt to get the prefered lakeside sites but they are first come first served. We have had good luck in the past having our pick of sites by arriving early. Herbster campground has flush toilets and showers as well as limited access to wifi.
This event will be open to all members of the club. The same prerequisite equipment and skills (being OK in the water and ability to propel yourself to shore if need be) that apply to a social paddle will apply to this event; a boat, a paddle, a pfd. Water shoes, a dry bag for snacks, towel and change of clothes, sun screen is recommended as well as a water bottle. All paddle outings will take into consideration safety limitations of recreational kayaks so will include paddling shore lines where there is quick and easy egress from the water in the unlikely event of a capsize. There will be no specific itinerary as much is weather dependent but there are protected areas we can paddle if weather keeps us off the big lake.
There will be no formal instruction as that is not the focus of the weekend, but anyone interested in working on skills will very likely have access to instruction as time allows. There may also be opportunity to safely play in waves off shore near camp where tipping over would not present a danger. When I camp there it is common to see people playing in the waves in kayaks and inner tubes. The water can be chilly depending on the weather leading up to the event. Primarily this is a fun weekend of paddling, play, camping and camaraderie and a safe introduction to the beauty of Lake Superior.
Registration and payment is required in advance. Registration is $40 (this includes 2 nights camping for one OR two adults per tent). So the event will be limited to 10 TENTS . Please NOTE, registration is for a TENT SITE. If you are sharing a tent, only ONE PERSON per tent need register and pay!! Please
me with the number of paddlers in your tent so I can keep track of both numbers of sites needed AND number of paddlers. Any funds not used directly for event related expenses will remain in the club accounts.
Ride sharing and/or caravanning is encouraged. We can work out those details as the date nears and participants are established.
Friday, July 12, 2019, 8:00 AM until Sunday, July 14, 2019, 5:00 PM
Clover, WI 548
Level 1 Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
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