Central Lake, MIUSA
Hometown: Central Lake
September 13, 2012
Exercise is important, so I enjoy paddling because I can assist others at the put-ins and take outs & loading gear. I enjoy rescues, teaching paddling techniques, surfing in the Big Lakes, paddling a variety of hulls. I believe in wildlife conservation and ecology/environmental protection causes.
I usually work "behind the scenes" by being the last one onto and off the river because I enjoy "rescue" work from my canoe on lower Michigan rivers. I also assist other groups (TAPC, BRCS) with river and lake clean-ups.
Ask advice of those who have more experience and expertise, but also listen to suggestions of beginners. Don't be in a hurry to get on or off the river to avoid injury. Keep an eye out to assist others on and off the water.
I hope this group keeps scheduling meetups. This is a great bunch of people - extremely personable and sincere.
Early retiree in Central Lake near Charlevoix, I hike and paddle quite a bit, mainly rivers/lakes in canoes and sea kayaks. I enjoy rescue work on most lower Michigan rivers. I may loan you one of my boats if I'm attending a N. Mi. Outdoors paddle.