Lazy tubing down Russian River

One of my favorite things to do around here. We'll drive up Russian river (~2 hours north of SF), hop on tubes, lazy float down the river, bring all the beer and sunscreen we can carry. Water's pretty warm, and mostly shallow and easy, but there are a few deeper sections for swimming and cliff diving(!!), and a little bit of bouldering if you're into that!

 

 

Here's a carpool sheet: http://goo.gl/tRgwt

 

If you don't have a tube, we'll be making a stop along the way up to pick up gear ($10-$20) and supplies! If you want, you can get something like this in advance: http://goo.gl/8A8gu

 

The rough plan:

 

- Carpool passengers meet drivers wherever
- Everyone meets around 9 am at Marina Green (Scott at Marina Blvd)

 

- Drive up together, possibly stop for tubes / supplies / breakfast
- Reach starting beach (http://goo.gl/maps/xfR0l) around 11, drop everyone off
- Take two cars to destination beach (http://goo.gl/maps/gzF7J), leave one car, head back to start in the other

 

- TUBE down, swim, cliff dive, get wasted responsibly, etc

 

- Take destination car to pick up cars at starting beach, drive home
- Stop for steak?
- Should be back late afternoon or early evening

 

- I'm bringing a vehicle. We need at least one more car or motorbike to make this happen.
- If weather sucks, we'll move it back a week or two.

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  • Mirza

    Hey all, it was tons of fun! Thanks for coming and being great. Were there any issues I didn't hear about? I know some people walked the road by some part of the river. Was it just too slow flowing? Thinking about trying a different section in the future. Let me know!

    I found an extra tube and this camera http://imgur.com/XC9mOdK in my car and none of my passengers knew who lost them. Anyone wanna claim them? Message me!

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Mirza for organizing it and staying put until everybody was ok.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for making this such a fabulous trip (and for saving us at the end) - especially to Mirza for organizing it! I have about 35 photos from the trip that came out alright (the rest were just water blurs). Is there a place I should upload them to in particular? Otherwise, I've uploaded them on Facebook, so feel free to friend and tag away. (I'm the only Ashley Bravin on there, I believe).

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Big thank you to Mirza for heading this up!

    July 29, 2013

  • Gautam K.

    This was a fun meet up. Thanks mirza for organising. Awaiting pics now!

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Mirza! Stand-up job organizing and looking out for everyone.

    July 28, 2013

  • Claire

    Thank you Mirza for organising this meetup! It was awesome!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just called BJ's and they are already too busy. Unless one of you already made a reservation? We'll still meet there and try to find somewhere else once we're there, because there are tonnes of restaurants around there.

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we get a round of applause for Mirza, for organising and taking the guy to the hospital and he didn't even get to go tubing himself!

    3 · July 28, 2013

  • Mirza

    We're about to leave Safeway and head up to Commisky Station Road by the River and 101. If anyone's lost, call me at[masked]

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are on our way. Be there in 10min.

    July 28, 2013

  • Qwow

    We're in Scott's car heading right now to marina green too.

    July 28, 2013

  • Mirza

    Hey! Weather looks great for tomorrow! I think this trip is officially on. We have almost 30 people on the carpool! Since there's so many of us, when we're on the river, I'm gonna need you all to keep an eye on the people you're riding up with. That's your tubing family. Learn to love them!

    If you haven't heard from your driver or passengers yet, it's time to send out those meetup emails! Figure out if you're meeting in the city or at Marina Green (parking lot north of Scott at Marina). Get each other's phone numbers so you can wake people up when they inevitably sleep in and try to flake because they're too hung over. If you don't hear back from your driver at all, chances are your out of luck. You can still show up at Marina Green and hope to find a spot, but odds are gonna be slim.

    See you all tomorrow!

    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      In mirza's car, will be there in 5

      July 28, 2013

    • Christina (.

      Same, Im around 500 Marina, can anyone let us know where exactly to meet?

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was already added as a plus one, just wanted to join the group. See you all there!

    July 28, 2013

  • katie

    If I give someone $40 when we get to the river could someone pick up tubes for me and another person? We can't make it earlier to go along with everyone else

    July 28, 2013

  • Gianluigi

    Hello I'm from Italy and I really enjoy for this activity

    July 27, 2013

  • Qwow

    Hi everyone, my friend Scott and I were gonna drive and can take two more people. We were gonna meet at Marina Green at 9am but can also just pick people up where there live. We've signed up on the google doc so feel free to put your name down!

    July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Scott! Sorry this is so last minute. Might there be a way Lee and I can meet you at a Bart station tomorrow morning? We are definitely going to chip in for gas. It would be great if oyu could text me at[masked]

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Scott! Sorry this is so last minute. Might there be a way Rhythm and I can meet you at a Bart station tomorrow morning? We are definitely going to chip in for gas.

    July 27, 2013

  • Christina (.

    My friend who planned to come with me cannot make it this time. So i have one more spot in the car now, anyone needs the ride please let me know.

    July 25, 2013

    • Mirza

      Yay, you're awesome! Thanks for figuring that out. Can you meet us at one of those, like B5SR? Whichever's convenient for you and has the good stuff.

      July 27, 2013

    • Stefanie

      Hello! You're welcome. Yes, B5 SR is the most convenient for me. Haha if by "good stuff" you mean good and cheap, not sure if B5 SR would qualify. I'll see if I can swing by later to check it out.

      July 27, 2013

  • Yang

    Hey drivers, thank you for providing car pool! Ryan, How could I reach to u? Any schedule when and where to start?

    July 27, 2013

  • Karina

    Need a ride!! I can meet you anywhere in the city :)

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone coming from east bay and want to carpool? like San Ramon/Danville area?

    July 25, 2013

  • Christina (.

    This is my first time to try this, seems so fun.
    I am driving from Ingleside. Now I have one spot in the car if anyone needs it!

    July 24, 2013

    • Joey Tang Y.

      Hello, I put my name down for your car :D. Should we meet up at Marina Green? I think it will be easier to identify each other if the group is all there.

      July 25, 2013

    • Christina (.

      Yes I think meeting at Marina Green would be good.

      July 25, 2013

  • Gautam K.

    Really looking forward to this one :D

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! I think I have a friend joining, so I have room for 2 additional passengers, feel free to sign-up. Probably better if it is one girl and one guy.

    July 21, 2013

    • Ganesh

      I'll take your spot, Jonathan! ;) Lauren, I updated the sheet to reflect this. My number is (nine[masked]

      July 25, 2013

    • Jonathon H.

      Great Ganesh! Have a good Tim and hope to see you at the next meet up!

      July 25, 2013

  • Jeff

    This sounds pretty sick. Anyone need a ride from the east bay?

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    never gone but have always wanted to a)enjoy the russian river and b)go lazy tubing. i have a car so i can provide 3 more seats for anyone that needs one!

    July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Nikki, I just added myself for the third spot. Was also wondering where you'd like to meet up? And do you all have tubes already? I haven't gotten one yet.

      July 24, 2013

    • Rui

      Hi Nikki, I added myself for one spot in the google doc. Where do you want to meet?

      July 24, 2013

  • Mirza

    Alright guys and gals, we have 5 days left and 55 RSVPs. Just a reminder that if you aren't on the carpool at http://goo.gl/8A8gu , you probably won't be able to go even if you RSVPd. :| So check that out! There are 4 free spots right now.

    Drivers and passengers, please coordinate to meet in the morning, either at Marina Green at 9am or somewhere else before that. Drivers, make sure you're in touch with your passengers so people don't get confused before we all meet. If you don't hear back from a passenger, open up the spot and post a comment here for a new passenger.

    If you have a cooler box, please bring it and let me know! We'll get ice on the way.

    July 23, 2013

  • Bryan

    If people are willing to pitch in, I can look into getting a day pass for city car share. I gotta look at the mileage restrictions though

    July 12, 2013

    • Mirza

      Good initiative! You'll need about 200 miles for the day. If you're 25, you might get a better deal from a regular car rental. Might come down to $10-20 per person in the end if you're lucky. :)

      July 12, 2013

    • Bryan

      Sorry, I really do want to go but I don't think that I will be able to get my gf back on the train at Richmond by 5PM

      My bad!

      July 17, 2013

  • Claire

    Hi, that sounds awesome! Though I don't have a car...

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May be we should start car pooling/drivers info? People can post here if they can drive?

    July 14, 2013

    • Mirza

      I added a carpool sheet here: http://goo.gl/tRgwt­ If anyone can drive or wants to rent a car and split the cost, it's a good idea to announce it here and add yourself to the spreadsheet. Should come out pretty cheap split by 5 people, like $15 each.

      July 14, 2013

  • Joey Tang Y.

    How do we identify the group at Marina Green?

    July 13, 2013

    • Mirza

      We'll be in the parking lot north of Scott at Marina. I'll wear a tube around my waist or leave one on a car or something like that!

      July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    awesomeness! sry no car tho =/

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oo, I've been meaning to do this!

    July 11, 2013

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