If you ever wanted to go a little further in pursuit of quality whitewater, now is your chance. On Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) we値l be leaving the Lansing Area on Friday night after work in quest of whitewater, and returning on Monday night. The trip is going to Wisconsin, where a decent weather forecast and good water levels look promising. We値l be seeking out Class II-III whitewater, so you should have some whitewater skills and experience.
Participants are expected to provide all of their own gear which includes but is not limited to: a whitewater boat with adequate flotation, life jacket, helmet, paddle, spray skirt for kayaks, wet or dry suit for the cold water we値l encounter, and river safety knowledge. The water will be cold and the air may be cold too, so cold temperature preparedness is essential.
We値l be car-camping on this trip, and eating some meals in camp and some meals in restaurants. I’ll post more details about lodging and meeting places in the next couple of days.
In the meantime, check out the following AW links for the rivers:
The Red: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2313/
The Peshtigo: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2305/
The Pike: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2307/
Contact Todd Leigh (517-712-9083, email@example.com) for more information.