Weekly Thursday Evening Float trip

I will be changing the location for this meet up as water levels change

Also open to suggestions for new runs

 

 

This week we will go to Ft. Richardson take out. This stretch of water will consist of class 1 and class II+ water. You will need to get a permit online in order to get on base. The address is: http://www.jber.isportsman.net/registration/register-for-permit. Then we get our entry pass at the gate that evening. you should have knowledge of moving water, know how to eddy out and ferry a river.

We will meet at the main gate to ferry the cars.

 

EVERYONE on the float go to  http://jber.isportsman.net/access , create your recreational access permit (RAP), and print it out.  Park in the lot BEFORE the roadside guard shack, go into the house-sized gate building armed with your RAP, photo ID, and current registration and proof of insurance for all vehicles that will enter the base. The MP will take your photo and give you a day pass with your photo printed on it.  Don’t be surprised if a Mr. Mark Sledge is mysteriously listed as “Sponsor” on the day pass.  Next, go to ATM-like machine in same building and check in using the sequence number and the PIN printed on the RAP.  Vehicles entering the base proceed to the roadside guard shack, and all occupants present day pass to guard.  After float, remember to check out!  either at the machine in the gate building again, or online.

A lot of the check in and out can be done over the phone

What to Bring

 

-- Boat of choice (raft, pack raft, IK, whitewater kayak, solo or tandem canoe
(only canoes with full flotation and sufficient skills for class II water)
-- PFD (REQUIRED for any/all Adventurers boating outings); whistle on your PFD (not on zipper pull)
-- Helmet (REQUIRED for kayakers, pack rafters, IK paddlers, canoes)
-- Dry suit (wet suit at the very least for all but the rafters)
-- Throw bag (REQUIRED 1/boat)
-- Bailing bucket &/or sponge (depending on type of water craft)
-- Extra clothes in a dry bag
-- Water & snack

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great paddle! Lots of excitement! : ) Unfortunately, mosquito swarm distracted me at the end I left my paddle at take out ... must go get it...

    June 14, 2013

  • Carl P.

    Notice was unfortunately too late for this to happen for me.

    June 14, 2013

  • Kathryn K.

    Beautiful buggy night, big water = practice returning boats to owners - thanks for organizing Robert!

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun water tonight! And a great group to float with, as usual.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too late a notice from cancellation.

    June 13, 2013

  • Jim H.

    I'll pass this time around

    June 12, 2013

  • Jim H.

    Looks like this trip maxxed out. Any "waiters" interested in getting an informal second group together to do a run?

    June 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Seems like the waiting list isn't a big issue, I was still planning on going. Last week a number of people didn't show. What are you thinking?

      June 11, 2013

    • Robert C.

      Last week was an exception due to the road accident. I set a limit on these floats because if we have too large a group it becomes too hard to keep track of everyone as we go down the river, it becomes a safety issue.

      1 · June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Main gate = boniface gate?

    June 11, 2013

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