Thursday Evening thru Friday Morning - This can be a two-part paddle plus an overnight camp out or just Thursday evening or Friday morning at dawn. If you're retired, sick of working, or just need one more excuse to run away for awhile, then this could be the event for you!
Thursday Night - Can't go home after sneaking out for a week night paddle? Pitch your tent for the night and do it again on Friday morning. Indicate in your answers whether or not you will be camping and arrangements will be made based on your feedback. Watch for further info on the camping.
Rise07:03 EDTSet20:09 EDT Rise19:23 EDT Set06:05 EDT
Friday Morning - Let's be reasonable about this and look for a launch time around 7:30 in the morning. This is a truly special time to be on the water when the earth wakes up and starts to breathe. This could be an option for those camping overnight. So, if you can come on Friday morning, please add a little note as to what time you'd like to launch...targeting but flexible on 7:30 am.
Your Feedback - Please answer each question on each of the three parts to this event.
Map of the Park - Check out the areas being targeted for the paddles...the north feeder stream disappears off the map and I'm not sure what happens at the far east end of the lake. Here's the link:http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/2/parkma...
Put In and Take Out - Launching from the camp sites : 22/23/24/25 area, Launching about 7:30 pm, setting up the campsites prior to camping if possible.
Directions to Stonelick Lake - This is a state park in the northeast area of Clermont County. The best and fastest way to get there is through Milford. From I-275 (exit 59) take the Milford Parkway to the west (trust me...this really works). Follow Milford Parkway as it winds through the business and industrial district and loops back toward the east. After crossing SR 50 (at a major intersection and traffic light) this road become SR 131. Stay on this road going east to SR 727 which branches off to the left or northeast...there is a sign pointing the way to the park. SR 727 will take you there. Allow about 20 minutes driving time from I-275.
Post-Paddle Sustenance – Plan on joining us around the fire, Bring your chair, refreshments and snacks!
Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Tri-State Kaykers liability waiver. You can find this waiver in the Files section of the Tri-State Kayakers web site
SAFETY SIGN IN: Everyone will sign in before launching: your name, Emergency contact person and phone number. I realized if someone required 911, I do not know last names or who to call. This list is kept in my dry bag during the paddle, then shredded when I get home. Hopefully we will never have to use it. :D