Karen K

Organizer

Location:

Peoria, IL

Organizer since:

September 5, 2012

Do you own a kayak or canoe?

I have 4 kayaks, a 15'4 Necky eliza sea kayak, 12' perception tribute for rivers, a 9' jackson rogue crossover, and a 9 foot perception swifty. The latter is an extra wide/stable but slow beginner kayak I have to try and corral people into kayaking with me who have never done it before.

What is your experience level with paddling and where have you paddled before?

I've paddled mostly Illinois and midwestern rivers - the Fox, Spoon, Mazon, Vermilion etc., Illinois and Mississippi backwaters and some in the Ozarks like Jack's Fork. I have not done much whitewater, since it doesn't hardly exist in illinois. I would consider myself an intermediate level paddler. I know how to read water levels. I've done mostly only class one rapids with only a few class 2 rapids.

Do you belong to any other paddling clubs?

I also belong to the Mackinaw and Saukenuk canoe clubs. I joined Prarie State Canoeist recently to try and learn some new rivers.

What would you like from this club?

More paddling and to learn new rivers! I'd like to make more paddling friends too.

By joining this group I acknowledge the risk inherent in this sport and agree to release from liability the Central Illinois Canoe & Paddling Meetup Group as spelled out more fully in the liability waiver posted elsewhere on this site under "Pages"

Yes

Introduction

I love paddling. Anyone interested in paddling daytrips on the weekends can contact me. Anything within 90 minutes from Peoria is ok. I like longer paddles and prefer areas with alot of birds or scenery to watch.


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