Monthly Archives: January 2012

February Club Meeting – LOAPC on the water Part 2


I will be presenting photos from 2011 highlighting destinations and LOAPC members on the water from February to August. You don’t want to miss this if you paddled during that time or are looking for future places to go!

The meeting is at Jimmy’s Pub in East Lansing at 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 21.  Please arrive early to order food prior to the meeting!

Jay Hanks


always wear your PFD

31st Annual Au Sable River Overnight

The 31st Annual ASRO will be taking place as scheduled on February 18-19 , 2012 on the Au Sable River.  The rendezvous Saturday morning the 18th 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

Thornapple River Expedition 2012

There is an event on the Thornapple River that may be of interest to the Club. Check out this link for more info:

Club Meeting Tuesday January 17

January Club Meeting “LOAPC on the water 2011” 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7:00 PM

16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing, MI

Join us on Tuesday January 17th as LOAPC members present trip pictures from open water and whitewater events from the past year.   Beautiful destinations, great people – get inspired to join a trip in 2012!

Please arrive early to order food before the presentation