Monthly Archives: December 2010

Kruger Landing on the Red Cedar River

Here is a link to where Kruger Landing is on the Red Cedar River, although it doesn’t show up as a landmark.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.716041,-84.522243&num=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.716624,-84.522028&spn=0.008135,0.011802&z=16″>

Jay Hanks

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New Year’s Day Float

We are planning on our 20th Annual New Year’s Day Float on Saturday, January 1, 2011.  We are watching weather conditions to decide on the best location for the event.

The Eaton Rapids Paddling Club is paddling on New Year’s Day from Eaton Rapids to Bunker Road.  They plan on launching at noon behind the Quality Dairy.  We are thinking of joining them if the river is still open at that  time, otherwise we typically meet at Kruger Landing on the Red Cedar River at 10:00 am and paddle up to the Kalamazoo St. bridge and float back.

Stay tuned and we will update this before the float!

Jay Hanks

Presentation on Grand River Expedition 2010, Tuesday January 18, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m.
Jimmy’s Pub
16804 South Chandler Road, East Lansing
between State Road and Lake Lansing Road
517-324-7100
Map to Jimmy’s Pub

There will be a presentation on Grand River Expedition 2010 from this past summer.  Many local paddlers participated in this event, and LOAPC  sponsored the four-day Middle section. 

The presentation will give an overall report on the Expedition, with pictures from the trip.  A brief discussion of what is happening next will wrap up the show.

Please arrive between 6:30 – 7:00 pm to order food and beverage prior to the presentation.

Jay Hanks, LOAPC President

17th Annual Christmas Eve Morning Float

The 17th Annual Christmas Eve Morning Float is on Friday, December 24.  There is no official coordinator for this event as the two persons who normally lead this trip are both working on that day.  So this is what is going on:

Meet at 10:00 am at Kruger Landing off Aurelius Road on the Red Cedar River.  Based on current weather conditions, the most likely prospect is to launch and paddle upstream to the Kalamazoo Street Bridge and float back.  For most persons, this is about 2 hours total paddling time without a lot of effort.

If you decide to go, be  at the parking lot at 10:00 am ready to paddle.  Be sure and have a spare set of clothes in a dry bag in case the unthinkable happens and you go swimming.  That means you need to be wearing a PFD, also.  Paddling in December is not for inexperienced persons!!!