29th Annual ASRO – Au Sable River Overnight

The 29th Annual ASRO will be taking place as scheduled on February 20 – 21, 2010 on the Au Sable River.  The rendezvous Saturday morning the 20th is at the Big Boy Restaurant in Grayling at 8:30 a.m.  From there we will unload at Old Au Sable Fly Shop (formerly Ray’s canoe livery) on the river and run shuttle down to Parmalee and check for ice at the landing.  We should be launching on the river by 11:30 a.m.

We will be camping overnight so everyone going needs to be an experienced winter camper as well as an experienced paddler.  We have had night time lows down to -20 degrees but the average is typically around +10 degrees but that is still cold without the proper equipment. 

All paddlers are responsible for their own actions, equipment, emergency gear, and clothing as this is a self-guided and self-equipped trip.

Jay Hanks

3 responses to “29th Annual ASRO – Au Sable River Overnight

  1. Here is a link to some cold water paddling tips:


  2. I’d love to float the AuSable with LOAPC but I don’t presently have the right canoe. Anyone looking for a second paddler in the front of their tandem?

  3. Weather forecast for the weekend:

    Feb 20 Saturday
    Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High around 35F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

    Feb 20 Saturday night
    Cloudy skies. Low near 20F. Winds light and variable.

    Feb 21 Sunday
    Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper teens.

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