Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Walnut Creek Park
This will be the first of (hopefully) several “after work” summer adventures I plan to hold. My goal is to host 1 per week, alternating paddling and biking, and maybe hiking adventures.
Lets kick it off with a 2.5 hour class on the basics of white water kayaking. You will learn such skills as the wet exit, how to paddle a white water kayak, T-rescues, and get a chance to try the Eskimo roll. The purpose of this class is to prepare you for future river trips and is a prerequisite (unless you’ve taken a similar class) for club white water kayaking trips. This class is designed for complete beginners, but please feel free to sign up regardless of your experience level.
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.
The plan is for you to meet at Echols at 4:00 (please be prompt!), get out to the park by 4:30, and be off the water at around 7:00. If you really want to come on this adventure but can’t make it to Echols by 4, worry not! You can meet us at the park; even if you are late I can quickly get you up to speed.
**There is a ~$5 entrance fee to get into the park. Please be sure to bring cash. I have reflected that, plus $2 toward ga$ (the club does not reimburse gas to local venues in the summer) in the adventure fee.
I plan to ride the wonderful trails of Walnut Creek Park after the adventure, so feel free to join me if you have a bike and can tote it.
The Club provides: Boats, spray skirts, pfds, paddles, helmets, and nose plugs.
You should bring: your adventure fee, swimwear, towel, change of clothes, water, snacks, and sunscreen.