HCC Sea Kayak Announcements
The information from the NWIPA Web Site on the Saturday, July 7, 2012 New Buffalo àMichigan City Paddle.
The HCC has 4 campsites reserved at Dunes State Park for Friday and Saturday night (booked back in January). Tom, Mark and I have made these reservations and each site can accommodate up to 2 vehicles and 2 tents so we can handle up to 8 people at Dunes (assuming that no one shares tents). We still have space for 3 more tents on these sites so get back to me if you will want to camp with us at Dunes State Park. Camping would be available down the road just South of Michigan City if we fill up.
Sunday Morning – we typically go out a for 2-3 hour paddle along the lake (just because we’re there.)
If you just want to paddle on Saturday – that’s cool to. Whether you just paddle Saturday or want to paddle and camp with us as well, please RSVP to Maggie Byrne to let her know that you coming. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can monitor Lake
Michigan Wave/Wind condtions in this area at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=iwx&product=NSH&issuedby=iwx
3rd Annual New Buffalo to Michigan City Sea Kayak Paddle
When: Saturday, Jul 7, 2012
Where: Launch at Galien River in New Buffalo (map)
Description: Lake Michigan Water Trail - New Buffalo to Michigan City Sat Jul 07, 2012
Paddle a segment of the Lake Michigan Water Trail and enjoy the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline on this sea kayak paddle of 15 miles. This includes 5 river miles on Galien River & Trail Creek.
We'll begin on the Gailen River as it winds through the Louis Sima Wetland Preserve. Then head west along the Lake Michigan shoreline to Michigan Cty, with a lunch stop at Long Beach.
stop 24. Then up historic Trail Creek to finish at Hanson Park in Michigan City. Launch - Galien River - DNR Public Access Site (PAS) - Red Arrow Highway north of I-94 Exit 4 - New Buffalo MI Take Out - Trail Creek - Hanson Park PAS 100 East Street - Michigan City IN Link to Paddle Route www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=480854
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver for the insurance carrier. There will be no charge for this event, but a $5 donation to NWIPA will be appreciated.
Paddle Time Line
EDS / CDS 10:00 /
09:00 - Meet for Shuttle @ Red Arrow PAS or
Wear a Fully Secured
Pfd while on the water, for your safety and the safety of the group.
R.S.V.P. one of our Coordinators: Leader / Safety Coordinator - Maggie Byrne email@example.com
Safe Risk Assessment - Your “Go-No Go Decision” should be based on the weather, water, your skills, training and experience, with the understanding that: a. You are engaging in an activity with inherent dangers, b. You accept & acknowledge you are participating at your own risk.. You are responsible for your own safety and to use your own judgment. This plan may be modified because of weather, water or group dynamics.
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Bob Moore will be leading a paddle on Brookvilles Lake on Saturday April 21– save that date on your calendar. Full details for that trip are on Page 6 of the April Newsletter.
This will be our first class of the year and is aimed at newer paddler. This class is almost full. As of April 7, there are only 1 slots open so contact me ASAP if you are interested. Details for the class are in the Newsletter or on the Bulletin Board at: http://www.hccbulletinboard.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4498
I will post details for the May 5th ACA L3 Sea Kayak class here, to the IND_TOURING_KAYAK list \ and to the Bulletin Board within the next week.
- Time: 1:00 pm - Ready to launch
- Where: Geist Park - Geist Park is located on Fall Creek in the headwaters of Geist Reservoir and the entrance is located just south of the intersection of 113th and Florda Road. If you have a car GPS, the address is: 10979 Florida Road, Fortville, IN. Map to Park: http://g.co/maps/kdpff