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2nd Annual Freethinkers Float Trip!

If you have RSVPed and not gotten the emails for planning please send me (Jennifer) a message!

We have an email list going for carpooling and other information for the trip!

We have a different campground picked so note the location change.

http://www.currentriveroutfitters.net/contact.html

More info through the email list!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Jennifer

    Gabrielle- Still haven't heard from you. Might check your spam settings or check your spam folder for my messages. Maybe you aren't getting them due to them going there rather than your inbox?

    June 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ooops, typo in an earlier comment. Weather forecast is for lows around 70, not 79. Ooops
    Also, a "positive latch", is one you have to physically "unlatch" to open. They've had trouble with boars dumping, coolers popping open, and beers, sodas, and plastic bottles strewn for miles.

    June 4, 2011

  • Jennifer

    Gabrielle - Have you been getting the emails I've sent? Send me a message with your email so I can add you to our list.

    June 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, a poncho in the boat. as well as a small, light cahir if you want to bring it in the boat. Toiletries, TOWELS, bedding, your coffee cup if you partake. I'll have an electric coffee maker if we have electricity. Flashlights, batteries, pumps for air mattresses, ear plugs, and a pee jug if you don't like fighting the skeeters n hiking at 3:00 AM.
    Solverware, plates, drinks.

    June 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget your sunscreen. We will likely burn like lobsters out on the water. Also, bug spray, if you wear glasses, a chokie to keep em on in the event you swamp. Not sure wheather we'll have electricity or not, but if we do, and electric fan or two! Highs in the 90's every day next week, with lows at night only getting down to about 79 (that's usually not till about 4:00 AM, argh). If you need another, small to mid sized tent to accomodate your gear, or a fan, just let me know and I'll add 1

    June 4, 2011

  • Gabrielle

    What sorts of supplies do we need? Also, will there be a carpool from midtown?

    June 4, 2011

  • Jennifer

    What is a positive latch? Just wanting to figure out if my cooler is good. Of course mine can always stay at the camp site if it's not float-worthy. :)

    June 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just on the off chance that you all don't already know this, not only is glass absolutely forbidden on the river, but so are any ice chests that don't have a positive latch. They are patrolling now, and will confiscate the cooler, and fine the owner. I'll be bringin one for sure, and have a couple of others if anyone needs one.

    June 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    If this weather pattern doesn't break soon, it may be mute, ARGH! The camp I was in on the Buffalo last Thursday, is currently under 2 feet of water. Keep your fingers crossed.

    April 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's kind of six of one, half dozen of another. You can take coolers with tubes, but you either need the bobber shaped, floating coolers, or round, igloo typs coolers in a seperate tube, that you tow along. As for distances, I've seen people tube the longer stretches of the Gasconade, but that rivers a bit deep to be tubing, at least in my opinion. They travel as fast, or possibly even a bit faster, than rafts, but you have the option of linking bunches of them together with ropes, or not as you

    April 27, 2011

  • Jennifer

    I think you can only do tubes for short floats....but that doesn't mean we can't bring our own flotation devices to float down the river in! Besides, having a raft is more for cooler storage. :)

    April 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm already schedules for a full week, doing the entire length of the Current, just 2 weeks before that. Then the Osage fork of the Gasconade the next week, then the week after I'm scheduled to kayak Beaver Creek. I dunno, but let's see how my next ten days go on the Buffalo, and the Mulberry, down in Arkansas.
    Just a thought, has anyone ever contemplated tubing the Jacks Fork? By mid June, it's usually wadable the entire length, cold, clear water, and a blast to float on rented inner tubes.

    April 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yup, really slow. I just saw that question ansered above. It's the currnet. Cool. The Jack's Fork usually get's fairly low by that time of year.

    April 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK, I know, I'm slow. But what river are you planning to float on, the Jack's Fork, or the Current?

    April 17, 2011

  • Jennifer

    Well last year's float on the Elk wasn't bad. I think some stayed up late, but didn't make much noise. I know I was out like a light pretty early, due to being zapped by the sun. I think the biggest noise complaint there were the trains that seemed to pass through every 20 minutes on Friday night.

    So I don't think it will be much different this time...accept hopefully no trains! Don't get me wrong, we were a lively bunch, but we weren't rude.

    April 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun, but:
    The last time I paid in advance for a raft trip on the Current, the group leader failed to mention that he was letting another group run it, and it turned out to be bass amps cranked up in the woods, really loud, playing techno punk music, with drugs fueling it, till 4:00 AM. Rudest, most inconsiderate bunch I'll never camp with again.
    So, is this a trip to a national scenic river to enjoy the river, or just an late night rave in the campground?

    April 4, 2011

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