Saturday 3/15 Kenmore Paddle for those that have their own kayaks

Description: We will paddle at the north end of Lake Washington

It's Spring, the weather is supposed to be nice on Sunday , it's time for a paddle, this will be my first daylight paddle of 2014, I went out on a  night with my still broken arm back in January, this looks to be much more enjoyable.

As discussed earlier with the cost of maintaining the gear, I am starting to post events separated into the ones where people borrow gear (I'll charge $10 for those) and ones where people have their own gear (those will remain free).

Lets meet for a  paddle on Lake Washington and the slough. This trip will depend on the weather. We’ll meet at Logboom Park  at 12:30pm for a 60-90 minute afternoon paddle.

This trip is for those that  have your own kayak:

http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/events/170628942/

Need to borrow is at:
http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Sea-Kayaking/events/170628962/




The water is fairly cold this time of year and it's frequently windy, our launch and route is fairly sheltered but we still need to use our heads and our equipment.  If you are signing up in this meetup, I am assuming that you have your own kayak, if you need to borrow, then sign up in the other event.

[b]Rating:[/b] This trip is rated ‘protected’ or SK1. A wet suit or dry suit is advised.

[b]What to bring:[/b] [*]Kayak, paddle, Paddle Float and Bilge Pump. [*]PFD,

Clothes for paddling, something that will keep you warm if damp, Kayak Shoes, [*]Change of clothes for after, towel. [*]Rain Hat [*]Lights - at least one white light e.g. headlamp (not a strobe or flashing light) to be mounted on the kayak on worn on the person. Cyalume lights work great because they still work when wet. Fasten them to your kayak with duct tape. [*]Perhaps a power bar or dried figs to munch on. [*]Sense of Humor and fun.

 

Kayaks and Gear

Have your own

 

 

Need to Borrow:

That is the other event






Schedule:

12:10 p.m. - arrive, off-load and park,

12:20pm start unloading kayaks and carrying them to the beach

 12:30 p.m. - launch and paddle

2:30 p.m. or so - arrival back at the park & head over to Pagalacia for Pizza and beer


Equipment Requirements:

 

I will be bringing kayaks, paddles and pfd's for the people that "need to borrow".

Everyone should bring a headlamp or a torch - that's English for what we refer to as a flashlight.








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  • Paul

    Everything went smoothly and everyone seemed to have a good time.

    March 15, 2014

  • Craig

    Not too keen on paddling in this rain. Will probably drop out unless the weather turns around.

    March 14, 2014

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