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Ho Ho HO! Riverhills to Rotary Park.

Please join me for a Xmas Morning paddle on the Hillsborough. We will launch from Riverhills and paddle up to Rotary park for a picnic under the trees. This paddle is apprximately 5.5 miles each way.

Hillsborough River Info:
A 34.5-mile (55.5 km) canoe trail is designated by the State of Florida, starting at Hillsborough River State Park and ending at Rowlett Park in Tampa. Morris Bridge Park, Trout Creek Wilderness Park, Hillsborough River State Park Lettuce Lake Park, Riverfront Park, Riverhills Park, Angel of Hope Park, Rogers Park, Sulphur Springs Water Tower, and Rivercrest Park are all are located along the Hillsborough River.

**START TIME**
On the water at 11:00 am sharp. If you are late, paddle maniacally upstream until you find the group enjoying a casual paddle.
**STUFF**
Make sure to bring water, food, sunblock, bug gunk, and safety gear. There are restroom facilities in the park. Oh, you might want to bring a kayak, too......!

 

Give me a call at[masked] if you have any questions!

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  • David B

    Very nice, everyone loves SunAnnie. She's like the pied piper leading everyone up stream.

    December 25, 2013

  • Julie N

    My daughter has elected not to go. That means I can bring 3 extra kayaks for this trip. Please email through the site if you would like to use one.

    December 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, maybe I wasn't clear - I AM coming because my dinner plans were cancelled. I'll just come cuz I don't know how to get in touch withJulie. If there isn't a kayak for me, oh well. I wasn't clear. [masked]

      December 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Though I'll leave Gulfport by 10am so if anyone sees this before then & there no longer a kayak for me then someone please call?

      December 25, 2013

  • Ronda G

    Merry Christmas everyone! Wish I could paddle today! Hope to see you in a few days!

    December 25, 2013

  • amy

    Everyone have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the paddle. I will be there in spirit! This was one of my first paddles with group and what a great year it has been. Thank you!

    December 24, 2013

    • Craig G.

      I hope your having fun in Disney Amy. Say hello to Rob, Susan and the Family. We'll be thinking of you.

      1 · December 25, 2013

  • Craig G.

    If any of you have seen the new SLACKER T shirts, they are VERY COOL. Sam has various sizes, Colors, male, female, cotton and Dry fit shirts. The cost is around $16.00 for the more expensive dry fit. SAM will be bringing them tomorrow, so be sure to bring a little extra $$$$ and pick up your Slacker shirts from SAM.

    December 24, 2013

    • SunAnnie

      Sam- All I want for Christmas is a Medium DryFit Slacker shirt !! I'll even pay for it!

      December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting, maybe something chocolate if I don't burn them .... :)

    December 24, 2013

  • Bobby

    Really? Up river? You should turn in your Slacker buttoms.

    December 7, 2013

    • Donald

      Is that a GAUNTLET that just landed at my feet???????

      December 23, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Donald, most people cannot catch SunAnnie, even when she paddles with her feet hanging over the sides.

      December 24, 2013

  • SunAnnie

    Looks like the weather is going to be perfect for tomorrow's paddle! It will start out cool and warm up to a balmy 73 degrees! Dress in layers and dont forget yur Santa hats!

    December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure I will make it. Have a bit of respiratory stuff going on.

    December 24, 2013

  • Julie N

    I have 2 takers for kayaks. David B and Shannon. One left if anyone is interested. See you all on the 25th.

    December 23, 2013

  • Sam G.

    Between Julie and myself, we can arrange to have kayaks available for Slackers. Please let us know so that Julie can bring up to three and if more are needed I will arrange to get them there. There is a $30.00 rental fee for kayaks.

    December 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Never saw this comment earlier, hmmm. I wanted to make a plan & wasn't sure what would happen with the kayaks, so I accepted a Xmas "dinner" (afternoon) invite so I can't make it after all but thank you for the offer & have a ho ho happy holiday paddle! Merry merry to all :)

      December 23, 2013

  • David B

    Hey nice, this turned into a big paddle. Everyone should bring some Christmas treat to share. I'll bring some Rice Crispy treats.

    December 23, 2013

    • SunAnnie

      I'll bring the two gift baskets I've received: cheese/crackers, and chocolates!

      December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there is another extra kayak available, I'd love to join, too!

    December 21, 2013

    • SunAnnie

      Sorry, no spare kayaks.

      December 23, 2013

  • David B

    I'd like to rent or borrow an efficient kayak to do this paddle with you. I won't go upstream with my party barge again. Lemme know if anyone can loan me a narrow kayak.

    December 17, 2013

    • Bobby

      SunAnnie is this run deep enough to use Hobie peddles?

      December 21, 2013

    • SunAnnie

      Yes, definitely!

      December 21, 2013

  • Donna T.

    Do you know about how long this will take?

    December 15, 2013

    • SunAnnie

      Probably need to plan for 2.5 hours each way and an hour for lunch

      December 16, 2013

  • Julie N

    I hope to make this trip. Have to check with my kids. I will probably bring my daughter with me if I can make it. I will cancel if I find out I cannot make it. Hope to see you all there. Happy Holidays!!

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was fun the last couple of years! Hillsboro, 1 of the most scenic & full of wildlife!

    December 6, 2013

    • SunAnnie

      Yes, I love this section of the river!

      December 7, 2013

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