Trip Difficulty: Easy. This will be suitable for beginners and up. Expect a lot of debris (strainers) in the river. Good boat handling skills may be necessary. Please consider this when you RSVP.
The trip will be 10 miles long and will probably last about 4 hours. This section of White River runs through some secluded areas. Expect to see a lot of wildlife. We will put in at the Paragon access point which is located on Paragon Road about 2 miles south of the town of Paragon. The Google Maps link for the drive to the put-in point from Indianapolis is: MAP LINK (https://goo.gl/maps/LcDLzZbtAMr). We will take out at the new Gosport 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 10:30am we should be able to drop off the vehicles at the take-out point and be back and on the water around 11:30am.
Be sure to bring a lunch. We’ll stop along the river to eat. At the end of the day we’ll stop at a restaurant for dinner.
Carpool/Caravan Site: For those wanting to carpool/ caravan to the put-in site we will meet at Focus Therapeutic Massage located at 8711 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, 46239. Please meet here by 8:45am as we will be leaving promptly at 9:00am.
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, change of clothes, 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.
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.
For Kayak Rental reservation information, contact: Freedom Kayak Adventures[masked], [masked]. They will deliver your rental Kayak/paddle/PFD to the event. If you need to rent the cost for this trip will be $50 for a single seat kayak.
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 Paul Hilton at[masked].
Please answer ALL of the questions when you RSVP.
WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY FOR KAYAKING, CANOEING AND ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES
By RSVPing to, and attending this event you acknowledge you have read and agree to IYAK’s Waiver of Liability: https://www.meetup.com/IYAK-Indiana-Kayakers/pages/25179426/Liability_Waiver/