Join us on Saturday, July 12, for a float down the Huron River in Island Lake State Recreation Area, Brighton, MI, followed by a great party at Russ and Jane Budgen's home on nearby Gallagher Lake.
The paddle starts at 10:00 a.m. from Heavner's Canoe Livery in Island Lake State Recreation Area. (NOTE: This is NOT their Milford location, but is instead their location in Island Lake Recreation Area, off Kensington Road, just south of Grand River.) The float is said to take three hours (hence the theme, "Gilligan's Island"), but knowing our group, it will likely take longer. We expect that everyone will be out of the water by 2:30. At the end of the paddle, Heavner's will take us back to our cars.
The post-canoe party will be at Jane and Russ's immediately following our canoe trip - 4303 Shoreview Lane, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. The cost to participate includes hot dogs, burgers, vegiburgers, potato salad and condiments. Please bring anything you would like to drink. Start time will be however long it takes you to get from Heavner's to their home. There is no end time. Those that wish to bring a tent and camp in the garden are welcome to do so. We will grill on the deck and go for a boat ride down the Chain of Lakes later in the evening.
COST & OPTIONS
Cost to participate for members, including post-party food, is $25 for a canoe (per person based on 2 per canoe); or $33 for non-members). Let us know with whom you wish to be paired when you make your payment.
Those, who wish to sign up singly and be paired up on the day of the float, can register individually and we will do our best to pair you up at the Livery. If you wish to paddle alone, you may rent a kayak. The cost for a single kayak is $41; or $49 for non members.
YOUR OWN WATERCRAFT
If you want to bring your own kayak/canoe, there is no cost for the paddle, but a $5 cost for the post party food, plus Heavner's will charge you $10 to return your watercraft to where we parked. SIGN UP TODAY
To sign up, click on the participation form at a2skiclub.org, print, complete and sign it, and mail it with your payment payable to the Ann Arbor Ski Club to: Joe Knopp
10835 North Woodfield Circle
Brighton, MI 48114
Please note that sign-ups and payments must be received in advance. Payments "at the river" will not be accepted.
Time is short, and space is limited, so sign up today!
Your Trip Leaders
Joe Knopp, Russ & Jane Budgen
aka The Skipper, Gilligan & Ginger
Canoe outing information and form can be found on our website home page and calendar. a2skiclub.org