Fall Colors Beginner Whitewater Trip
Friday, Oct 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm through Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Beginner Whitewater Kayaking: Fall Colors Edition
R1 rating earned during an Intro kayaking/canoeing lesson
The Fall Colors Whitewater Trip is a Hoofers Tradition. As the trees turn color, the rivers rise again, a group of Hoofers will head up to the Wisconsin North Woods to sneak in those last few runs down some classic Wisconsin Whitewater Sections like the: Wolf, Pike, Red or Peshtigo before we are back to paddling in Swimming Pools
We leave from the Memorial Union around 5 pm drive up to Hoofer Land Friday night, paddle Saturday and Sunday, then come home on Sunday Evening. Friday and Sunday's Dinners are purchased by you on the road, but the rest of the meals are provided. The cost of the trip will be about $40. Camping at Hooper land will require a tent as well as a warm sleeping bag. Cool weather outdoor clothing and gear is also important.
We will build upon basic skills taught in R1 lessons but in faster moving water and class II rapids. This trip will teach you river running skills and safe boating practices on class II rivers. This would include river safety, swimming in rapids, identifying river features and hazards, reading class II rapids, and running class II rapids using skills learned in Intro lesson.
This will cover food and fuel. Bring a few extra dollars for dinner on the way up on Friday and on the way back on Sunday
Friday Oct 11th
4pm - Meet at Memorial Union Boathouse
5pm- Depart Madison
Friday Night- Campout at Hooferland
Saturday and Sunday
Paddle beautiful NE Wis Rivers
Sunday Oct 13th
Return to Madison ~8pm
What to bring:
For the river:
Synthetic warm when wet layers, shoes that stay on while swimming, dry clothes to change into and a towel, small dry bag for lunch, water bottle.
Tent, sleeping bag, sleep pad, rain jacket, weather appropriate clothes, eating utensils and plate, headlamp, hygiene kit,
If you have a vehicle you can drive and transport passengers please let me know.
Trip Leader Contact:
Bryan Wathen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jay Stahl (email@example.com)
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