Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Saturday Oct 7 2017

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Saturday Oct 7 2017.

This paddle it to substitute the Wisconsin River paddle in flyer.
We will meet at the launch site at 4th St (Route 213), Beloit, WI in the bicycle co. parking lot, just north of the Rock River at 09:30 am.
For a shorter trip, if there is interest, we can run a second shuttle on the other side of the river to stop at Macktown FP.
It is about a 6.5 to Macktown and 13 mile trip to Riverside Park.
The car shuttle will leave at 10:00. This should allow us to be on the river at 10:30.
We will stop for lunch at the Rockton Dam that we have to portage around.
The long term weather forecast calls for change of rain in the morning, high in lower 70°F.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s),
PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Jeff Reuter and Tom Meyen
Sign up on facebook, the club e-mail list, or contact:
Jeff Reuter at jreuter@pobox.com –cell (815) 494-8502
Tom Meyen at hereagain@grics.net – cell (815) 441-2021

Rock River Paddle – Oregon to Grand Detour, Saturday, 9/9/17

Tom Meyen is hosting a StateLine Paddlers trip on the Rock from Oregon to Grand Detour on Saturday 9 September 2017

Plan on arriving by 09:45 to unload at  East Park, Oregon  , on the east side of the river just north RT 64 (about a  1/2 mile south of Lowden State Park) on River Road.

Launch 42° 1.037’N,  89° 19.520’W  –  Take out 41° 53.759’N  –  89° 24.784’W for you GPS people.

Car shift at 10:00.

The usual rules apply including but not limited to:

Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water

Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult

Adults must sign in , on waiver sheet

Hydration/drinking water BYO,

Lunch BYO

Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Contact: This list, e-mail to hereagain@grics.net,  or my cell phone (815)441-2021

Harry T. (Tom) Meyen

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome

Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Members of Mad City Paddlers and guests welcome

Yahara River Paddle August 23, 2017 from Stebbenville, WI to Rock River

Saturday, August 23, 2017 from Stebbenville, WI to Rock River

Car Shuttle at 9:17 am at put in at Stebbensville road, take out at Rock River at H.  This is a 9 mile paddle.  We will stop at the park in Fulton for Lunch.

Directions from I90:  Take 14 west at Janesville to H, turn right (heading north) on H.  Take H all the way into Fulton, left on Caledonia road, at one point Caledonia goes off to the left- stay to the right which is Wallin Rd., Left on Stebbensville Rd.  The put in is about a mile and a half down the road. Map attached. Questions call 608-295-9141.

The usual rules apply including but not limited to: Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet Hydration/drinking water BYO Lunch, BYO Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome

Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

For questions call (608) 295-9141.

Upper Sugar River Paddle on 4 July 2017

We are replacing the Kishwaukee River do to high water to the Sugar River from Broadhead, WI to Avon, WI.  The first half of the trip is through rural Wisconsin.  The second half is through a more forested area. 

Here is a map to the put-in and car-shift.  https://goo.gl/maps/N9u1Ay9uKFE2

We will meet at a put in at the 2’nd bridge just west of Broadhead, WI on County F at about 09:30 am, and plan to run the car shift by 10:00 am.  There is a picture attached as well.

Disclaimer:
I am not a professional leader, and State Line Paddlers has no profession leaders. Hosting the trip involves setting up the trip and organizing the car shift. All Paddlers are responsible for their own safety. Members of the trip will provide any assistance they can in unusual situations, but make no claims of abilities.

The extended trip is recommended for experienced paddlers with moving water skills only.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in, on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Contact for CSC: is Tom Eckels at thomasreckels@gmail.com

Contact for Statelinepaddlers: The club e-mail list, or e-mail to jreuter@pobox.com, or call Jeff Reuter at cell phone (815) 449-8502

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Hope to see you there.

WAG at 12 miles

Canceled do to high water – Kishwaukee Paddle on 4 July 2017

We are hosting a combined paddle with Prairie State Canoeists and State Line Paddlers on the Kishwaukee River from Bauman Park in Cherry Valley to Seth Atwood Forest Preserve on 4 July 2017.
We will meet at Bauman Park about 09:30, and plan to run the car shift by 10:00. If there is enough interest, the trip can be extended to the rest area on State Route 2 about ½ mile downstream from Meridian Road on the Rock River, and we will run car shuttles to both locations. Parking at Bauman Park is crowded on 4 July, so I suggest you arriving early. Also some people are going to have breakfast at Cherry Valley Café at 9 am as well if you are interested.

Disclaimer:
I am not a professional leader, and State Line Paddlers has no profession leaders. Hosting the trip involves setting up the trip and organizing the car shift. All Paddlers are responsible for their own safety. Members of the trip will provide any assistance they can in unusual situations, but make no claims of abilities.

The extended trip is recommended for experienced paddlers with moving water skills only.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in, on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Contact for Statelinepaddlers: The club e-mail list, or e-mail to jreuter@pobox.com, or call Jeff Reuter at cell phone (815)449-8502

Contact for CSC: is Tom Eckels at thomasreckels@gmail.com

Jeff Reuter

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Sugar River Paddle, Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

We will meet at Yale Bridge on Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 at about 9:00 AM. The canoe launch is north of Sugar River Forest Preserve as shown in the map below. We will shuttle at 9:30 and try to be on the water 10ish.
The lower Sugar River is a winding river for moderate paddlers. It is usually a somewhat slower current however it is at higher water levels it can be stronger. It is has a sand bottom with some tree dams to go around. The section of the sugar we will run is from Yale Bridge Road to Two Rivers Forest Preserve or Mack Town. The trip will be all down river except for the last 1500 feet going upstream on the Pecatonica River to the take out in Two Rivers Forest Preserve. If you want to go on the longer trip we will briefly stop at Two Rivers Forest Preserve to make sure anyone gets out that needs too and then we will continue to Mack Town. Bring a lunch or snack as we will be stopping on a sand bar along way if we can find one. I will go over a few pointers about paddling on a river just before we put in for the beginners if we have any.
The short trip will be 7.6 miles or about 3.5 hours if you want to do the longer trip it would be about 16.5 miles or about 7 hours weather permitting of course. Jeff Reuter will be hosting this paddle for more info call me on my cell at 815-494-8502. Here is a map of where we will be.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to: Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet Hydration/drinking water BYO Lunch, BYO Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome
I will also attach a map below

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Saturday 3 June 2017

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Saturday 3 June 2017.

We will meet at the launch site at 4th St (Route 213), Beloit, WI in the bicycle co. parking lot, just north of the Rock River at 09:30 am.

For a shorter trip, if there is interest, we can run a second shuttle on the other side of the river to stop at Macktown FP.
It is about a 6.5 to Macktown and 13 mile trip to Riverside Park.
The car shuttle will leave at 10:00. This should allow us to be on the river at 10:30.
We will stop for lunch at the Rockton Dam that we have to portage around.
The long term weather forecast calls for change of rain, high 69°F.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s),
PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Jeff Reuter and Tom Meyen

Sign up on facebook, the club e-mail list, or contact:
Jeff Reuter at jreuter@pobox.com –cell (815) 494-8502
Tom Meyen at hereagain@grics.net – cell (815) 441-2021

Here is where we start in Beliot, WI

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It was Partly Cloudy and 79 deg.  The gage at Rockton was at 6.17 and 8670 Cubic Feet/second.

Young at Heart Parade 2017

StatelinePaddlers, I have signed the statelinepaddlers up for the 2017 Young at Heart Parade again this year. This years theme is “Preserve the Environment” and the colors are Blue, Yellow, and Green. I am looking for any idea’s and volunteers. I have attached the the letter from the parade committee and some pictures from what we looked like last year. https://www.facebook.com/events/422565864768360/