The information from
the NWIPA Web Site on the Saturday, July 7, 2012 New Buffalo àMichigan
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
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. email@example.com
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
Lake Michigan gets too interesting, there are
several lakes slightly inland that we can play on.
Annual New Buffalo to Michigan City Sea Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jul 7,
Launch at Galien River in New Buffalo
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
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
EDS/CDS 10:15 / 09:15 am -
Caravan to Stage Vehicles at Take Out, return to launch site
EDS/CDS 10:55 /
09:55 am - Safety Review at launch
EDS/CDS 11:00 / 10:00 - Start Paddle
EDS/CDS 05:00 / 04:00 - ETA - Hanson Park Paddle Planning
Wear a Fully Secured
Pfd while on the water, for your safety and the safety of the group.
for Immersion & appropriately for weather. Carry extra set dry clothing in
Bring Appropriate Safety Equipment & Gear. And know how
to use it.
Shuttle – All paddlers should meet at the launch site at or
before 9:00 am CDT. Participants are responsible for transporting themselves
and their boats. Car pooling & shuttling help alleviate parking limitations
at the access site. Someone will remain at the launch with the equipment.
Joining the caravan prior to the paddle will facilitate staging vehicles at the
take out and shuttling drivers back to the put in. After the paddle, there will
be a shuttle of drivers back to the put-in to obtain their vehicles.
There may be Parking & Access Fees
at some public access sites.
BBL - Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch, Snacks
& Drinking Water.
Lake Michigan Water Trail Paddle Events
are for paddlers who have a reliable self rescue, the ability to paddle in 2-4
foot waves and are using a 15 ft or longer kayak with deck lines, permanent
bulkheads or flotation and carry appropriate safety equipment (and know how to
R.S.V.P. one of our Coordinators: Leader / Safety Coordinator - Maggie Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Stelter email@example.com - 219-448-1382
TillWePaddle@hotmail.net - 269.330.1040 Paddle
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.