May 7 We’ll meet at Looking Glass Valley Park, on Wacousta Rd about 2-1/4 miles north of Grand River Rd. The easiest way to get there from the Lansing area is to take exit 90 from I-96 westbound at Grand River, go west about 1-1/2 miles to Wacousta Rd, and north to the park. You can arrive any time starting at 11, and we’ll eat at about noon. I’ll provide burgers, hot dogs, and/or bratwurst to grill, as well as buns, plates, utensils, cups, etc. Please bring a dish to pass, and whatever you’d like to drink. Folding chairs would be handy, as would a cooler, too.
After lunch, we will haul the boats across the street and launch from the neighbor’s back yard. The route is about 15 miles on the river. I expect this to take about 4 hours, more or less. We will need someone to drop a few vehicles in Portland to help people haul boats back to the starting point. If you have a truck or a way to haul multiple boats, or a van who can carry multiple paddlers, I would be in your debt if you volunteer for this. firstname.lastname@example.org
May 14 – 15 Indian River, U.P., MI. Frontcountry camping Friday night. Backcountry camping Saturday night on the river. Trip coordinator: email@example.com
May 17, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Club Meeting on Tuesday @ Jimmy’s Pub 16804 South Chandler Road, East Lansing between State Road and Lake Lansing Road 517-324-7100
Map to Jimmy’s Pub
May 21 – 22 Slippery Rock Creek, PA (Class II-III whitewater). Car camping with day paddling. Trip coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21 – 22 Manistee River from M-66 to Baxter Bridge, MI (part 2 of 4). Frontcountry camping Friday night at Baxter Bridge State Forest Campground. Backcountry camping Saturday night on the river. Trip coordinator: email@example.com
May 28 – 30 Whitewater weekend. Class II-III whitewater. Destination: Wisconsin or Kentucky/Tennessee depending on weather and water levels. Day paddles. Car camping. Trip coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 11 The Lansing Oar and Paddle Club will again be participating in the Youth Sports Day Event organized by the Mason Optimist Club. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Grovenburg Rd./Wm Burchfield County Park. It will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on that day only. There are many volunteer programs going on there at that time, and LOAPC has been asked to assist with kayak assistance and instruction in a beginner setting on the lake near the Grand River.