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.
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,
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Contact for Statelinepaddlers: The club e-mail list, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Jeff Reuter at cell phone (815)449-8502
Contact for CSC: is Tom Eckels at email@example.com
Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome