Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Walnut Creek Park
We’ll spend 2 hours Wednesday afternoon on the lake at Walnut Creek Park (~10 miles south of town) learning the basic skills you need before getting in a white water kayak and paddling down a rapid river. I’ll teach you the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and the Eskimo roll. I’ll need 1 driver for this, so I will put everyone on the waitlist and move the first driver to sign up onto the trip list, and then the first 4 non-drivers to sign up. Please be prompt to Echols so that we can get started on time. I’ll give everyone 5 late minutes before we hit the road.
The Club provides: Boats, spray skirts, pfds, paddles, helmets, nose plugs.
The water will be a tad chilly so wear several non-cotton layers (e.g. capilene, polypropilene, neoprene, fleece, wool). The air will be warm enough so that you will dry quickly after you swim. If you don’t have non-cotton, don’t worry about it, the water temp won’t be that bad and you won’t be out there for very long. Just be sure to bring something nice ‘n warm to change into after. Also, don’t forget your towel, swimwear, water, and snacks.