Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Depending on recent rainfall, the river may be moving fast and good boat handling skills may be needed from time to time. Logjams and strainers may be expected.
This time we will paddle from Three Rivers SRA (Martinsville) to Paragon PAS. The put in site is just a few miles Northwest of Martinsville. Here is the Google Maps link for the route from Indy to the put-in site: [MAP LINK] (https://goo.gl/maps/Vow29T5KQYz) This paddling route will be about 15 miles in length and last approximately five+ hours.
We’ll meet at the put-in site and then shuttle vehicles to the take-out site. We should be on the water by 11:30am. It is a long carry (about 400 yards) from the parking to the river at the put-in site so please take that into consideration.
Bring something to eat and we will stop along the river for lunch. After the paddle we will stop at a restaurant on the way home for dinner.
Suggested items to bring: Wide brimmed hat, sun block, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, large sponge, bilge pump or container to bail out water, water, snacks, weather radio, towel, change of clothes, water shoes, paddling gloves, rain gear, bug spray, safety whistle, drybags, sprayskirt, Ziplock bags, camera, binoculars, rope, headlamp or flashlight, a sense of adventure, and a good dose of humor. For clothing try to use something other than cotton, especially if the weather is cool. Polypropylene or polyester are good choices since neither holds water and they wick moisture away from you.
Carpool/Caravan: For those wanting to carpool/caravan to the event please meet at Focus Therapeutic Massage located at 8711 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, 46239. Please be there early as we will leave promptly at 9:00am.
If you need to rent a kayak please call Freedom Kayak Adventures at[masked]. The cost is $50 for a single seat kayak.
If you have any other questions call Paul at[masked].
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