Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Walnut Creek Park
This class is designed to teach you the very basics of white water kayaking, to prepare you for future river trips. We’ll spend 2 hours on Monday (3/30) on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town) learning such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and the Eskimo roll. Since I will need at least 1 driver for this, I will put everyone on the waitlist and move the first driver to sign up, and then the first 4 or 5 who signed up, onto the trip list. This time around I will give preference to those that have never taken this class, but please sign up regardless.
The plan is for you to meet at Echols at 12:30 (please be prompt!), get out to the park by 1:00, and be off the water between 3-3:30. I live south of town so will meet you at the park, and will coordinate with the drivers to pick the rest of the crew up at Echols.
The water will still be very cold, so please wear several non-cotton layers over your bathing suit, all of which will go under a wetsuit that the club provides. As of now (3/26) the forecast for Monday looks great: sunny with highs in the low 60s.
The Club provides: Boats, spray skirts, pfds, paddles, helmets, nose plugs, and wetsuits.
You should bring: swimwear, several non-cotton layers, towel, change of clothes, water, snacks.