Here are some notes on the Lake Sammamish Nature Tours which I want to make sure that people are aware of.
Change your RSVP if you change your mind The trips are popular and waiting lists are already accumulating. Please update your RSVPs so that people on the waiting lists can come. I will be changing 'maybe' RSVPs to 'no' closer to the date if there are people waiting.
We have 4 trips, only one of which is already full Although the trip on Sunday morning, March 7 is already full, we have a trip in the afternoon with plenty of room. We also have two more trips in the morning and afternoon of Saturday, March 27.
If you need equipment you have to call Kayak Academy and pay in advance If you need to rent a kayak or drysuit you need to call Kayak Academy and pay in advance. Call Barb or George at[masked]-1825. If people who have indicated that they need equipment have not called Barb I will be changing their RSVPs to 'no' on the day before the event.
Space is limited to allow participants from other groups This trip is organized by the Kayak Academy and Lake Sammamish Park Rangers. It is open to other groups outside of the Seattle Sea Kayak Meetup group, and there will be press releases in the newspapers tomorrow. Consequently I have had to limit numbers so that places are not taken up by people in this group who do not show (sad but true: this group is notorious for no-shows).
Meet other Sea Kayakers. Get together for weeknight social paddles a few times a month. Discuss gear/plan day/overnight trips.
Previous experience/lessons not needed for some of the day paddles, recommended or required for some of the trips. Trips will be geared for intermediate to adv paddlers. Beginner trips may be added.
I'll schedule some basic safety meetups to go over things like strokes, bracing, rescues, chart reading and some of the many local resources on about a monthly basis, and would look forward to additional assistant organizers to help out with these and with putting trips together.