Saturday, May 26, 2012, 10:30 AM
I am told that there are 3 or 4 snags on this stretch of the river that will likely require us to portage, so allow AT LEAST 5 hours to make this trip. Pack a lunch and drinks, and we will stop somewhere on the river for lunch. You may want to bring a snack or two also. You will also want to bring a change of clothes in a dry bag, too. And always dress for the weather that day!
SHUTTLE DRIVERS NEEDED
I will need some people to volunteer to leave a vehicle or two downstream to shuttle drivers and/or boats back to the put-in point. Please let me know if you can help out, and how many people you can carry. The drive from put-in to take-out is about 20 minutes, and maps will be available. I would like to meet the shuttle drivers by 9 AM that morning, at the put-in, so that we have plenty of time to spot shuttle vehicles and be back in time for the launch. I live nearby, so you can leave your boats, gear, etc at my house, rather than at the park, while dropping vehicles downstream.
put-in: N 42 49.286, W 84 42.038 (park entrance – turn left after entering, and drive about 500 feet to the launch point)
take-out: N 42 52.233, W 084 54.025
As always, all LOAPC trips require that participants sign a waiver before participating, and ALL paddlers must have AND WEAR a USCG approved PFD.