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New Meetup: Ross Lake Wilderness Kayak Camping Trip

From: Saul_K
Sent on: Monday, August 23, 2010 9:04 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!

What: Ross Lake Wilderness Kayak Camping Trip

When: Thursday, September 23,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Colonial Creek Campground
MP 130 Hwy 20
diablo, WA

This is a repeat of the weekend trip that we did August 21st with a goal of getting an even more scenic campsite, such as Cougar Island or 10 mile Island.

We will meet at Colonial Creek Campground on Thursday night so we can launch
before the winds kick up in the morning on Friday. Figure about an 8am
launch. We will then paddle up Thunder Arm to the Skagit River, paddle
upstream to the powerhouse, call the shuttle and get a ride up the hill
about 5 miles to Ross Lake.

It is a beautiful area, we will be camping in a wilderness area so our party size is limited, which mens that I can't keep adding people, sorry.

Estimated costs - the boat portage service price varies a bit but
typically runs about $20 per kayak each way. Food, we do group meals which each meal
team bringing ingredients. Camping and parking at Colonial Creek, figure
another $20 or so total.

Camping - we need to pick up a backcountry camping permit and it
makes my life easier if someone can get up to one of the ranger stations
earlier in the day on Thursday and pick up a permit.
We will also have to pay for the camping at Colonial Creek

Should be a fun trip - Saul[masked], [address removed]

I have some loaner kayaks available, you'll want a wetsuit or drysuit since the water in our first Lake (Diablo) is glacial.

I will post boat assignments and meal teams once we know who is going.

Kayak assignments

Sara - White Necky Nootka Tandem (SSK)
Marielle - White Necky Nootka Tandem (SSK)
- Purple Necky Tofino Tandem (SSK)
- Purple Necky Tofino Tandem (GUGO)
- Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem (SSK)
- Yellow Necky Tofino Tandem (SSK)
-PWS- Yellow Tandem (SSK)
- PWS - Yellow Tandem (SSK)
- Easy Rider - Beluga Tandem (SSK)
- Easy Rider Beluga Tandem (SSK)
- Yellow Necky Amaruk Tandem (SSK)
- Yellow Necky Amaruk Tandem (SSK)
Kim Rooney - Green Necky Amaruk Tandem (SSK)
Eileen - Green Necky Amaruk Tandem ()

- NWK - Seascape Tandem (SSK)
- NWK - Seascape Tandem (SSK)

Single Kayaks
Saul - Necky Tesla
- White Single
- Necky Arluk III
- NWK - Discover
- Easy Rider Single
- PWS small green
- Concrete
- Blue Rec
- Red PWS

Own gear

Meal Teams
Thursday Dinner - on your own during the drive up, some good places in Burlington and in Marblemount

Friday Breakfast
Marielle, Saul, Sara

Friday Lunch
Cathy, Nancy

Friday Dinner
Saul, Eileen, Sara

Saturday Breakfast
Marielle, Saul

Saturday Lunch
Cathy, April

Saturday Dinner
Saul, Eileen, Kim, Sara

Sunday Breakfast
Saul, Nancy

Sunday lunch - on your own on the road home.marblemount

We want to break camp Sunday by about 10 or 11 am to make it back to Seattle by 5pm.

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