Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate. This will be suitable for beginners and up.
The trip will be 12 miles long and will probably last about 3-4 hours. We will put in at the Forest Park access point which is located at 399 State Road 19 in Noblesville. The Google Maps link for the drive to the put-in point from Indianapolis is: https://goo.gl/maps/jwSGRiWVAYN2. We will take out at the Hazel Dell Landing access point. We will need to shuttle our vehicles. The shuttle procedure will be determined when we see how many people will be attending this event. If we leave the boats at the put-in point at Noon we should be able to drop off the vehicles at the take-out point and be back and on the water around 1:00pm.
Be sure to bring a lunch. We will stop along the river to eat.
Don’t forget to wear your green. Just save the green beer for AFTER the paddle.
Suggested items to bring: Kayak, paddle, PFD, wide brimmed hat, sun block, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, large sponge, bilge pump or container to bail out water, water, snacks, weather radio, towel, water shoes, paddling gloves, rain gear, bug spray, safety whistle, drybags, Ziplock bags, camera, binoculars, rope, headlamp or flashlight, a sense of adventure, and a good dose of humor. Please be extra cautious in what you wear. Being a river trip once we launch we cant go back. Please pack a spare set of warm clothes to bring with you (just in case).
For clothing try to use something other than cotton, especially since the water will be cold. Polypropylene or polyester are good choices since neither holds water and they wick moisture away from you. Drysuits or wetsuits are highly recommended.
Event hosts reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather. Any cancellation or adjustment to the schedule will be posted in this event’s message thread.
For more information call the Trip Leader, Laurie Shoemaker, at (463)[masked].
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