The 17th Annual Turkey Float is on Friday, November 23, the day after Thanksgiving. Some people consider this day the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, but rather than go stand in lines at the mall and battle the traffic, come out with us for a quiet paddling trip on the Red Cedar River.
We will all meet at Ferguson Park in Okemos at 9:00 a.m. and prepare to run shuttle upstream to Zimmer Road. There is limited roadside parking there, so if we have too many cars we may do another mini-shuttle back to Grand River Blvd and Zimmer Road to save space.
We usually launch by 10:00 a.m. so lunch is at the roadside park where the Red Cedar River flows under Grand River Blvd. It usually takes another 2-1/2 hours from there back to Ferguson Park, so we should wrap things up by 3:00 p.m.
The Club works on keeping the river clear of logs every year but there is always the potential of a liftover or portage. Be sure and bring a change of dry clothes and boots you don’t mind getting a little muddy. An ounce of prevention is worth a gallon of water, or something like that…..