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Prenumbral Eclipse Full Hunters Moon Float

Sounds even cooler than our normal full moon floats!

I looked it up - "penumbral lunar eclipse will also take place. Perhaps for some minutes centered on the time of greatest eclipse (7:50 p.m. EDT) might the penumbra be marginally detectable over the moon’s southernmost limb; for at that moment the penumbral magnitude will reach 76.5 percent.  Those living across the eastern half of North America might see some evidence of this faint penumbral shading soon after local moonrise."

Veterans of the Full Moon Floats know that this is a very easy run.  There is no need to spot as we will be on the backwater of Cascade Dam.

We paddle about an hour upstream to the I96 overpass and then float back down.  The last two times everyone was having so much fun that many of them went a bit farther!

Though conditions for paddling are Class 1 with an almost undetectable current, the dark adds a class and the cold adds another.  Safety equipment, water resistant clothing and a large dollop of common sense make the trip fun and safe.  Bring a light or headlight, we usually don't fire them up in the moonlight, but it is needed on board.  Everyone appreciates the red light option to make it easy on the night vision.

Paddles in at 7:30 pm  - come at 7 pm or earlier to unload.

About weather conditions.....strong winds/rough weather/pelting snow and or rain will cause a cancellation.  A light snow with little wind would be ok.

Hope for a clear sky or patchy cloud cover so we can enjoy the full moon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Mike C.

    FYI - The rest rooms at the park are locked.

    October 18, 2013

  • Michal Ann Benedict E.

    Weather looks fine- I am loading up. See you there.

    October 18, 2013

    • Kim S.

      On our way in 5.

      October 18, 2013

  • Janet D.

    I wanted to go...but I have a sore throat and a cold starting:(
    Have fun everyone and stay warm!

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Tracy

    Is it possible to borrow a kayak/ paddle from someone? I am not able to borrow my neighbor's kayak... they are heading up north one last time. I will bring you some homemade applesauce:)

    October 17, 2013

    • Tracy

      Thanks Denice! I really appreciate it!! Hopefully one of these days I will get my own:)

      October 17, 2013

    • Tracy

      Hello Denice! I am not going to be able to make it tonight. Family coming into town at the last minute. Thank you so much for offering the kayak. Much appreciated. Enjoy the float!!

      October 18, 2013

  • Bob E.

    Back is bothering me agin this week. Have fun.

    October 18, 2013

    • Kim S.

      Sorry to hear Bob. Break out the heating pad and get a massage.

      2 · October 18, 2013

  • Judy

    Sorry. I don't have the right gear yet.

    October 17, 2013

  • Raychel

    For us newbies, Where's the best place to find some cold weather kayak gear?

    October 17, 2013

    • Michal Ann Benedict E.

      Most sporting goods stores and many many online options. Here's an article about cool water gear. http://www.paddlebost...­

      October 17, 2013

    • Michal Ann Benedict E.

      I will be wearing long johns under my neoprene waders. A couple layers on top and a paddling jacket because I happen to have one. My life jacket. Hat. Gloves. Several pairs of extra gloves in case the ones I am wearing get wet. A COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHES in my dry bags. No one has ever tipped on a night run, but I could be the first. A couple towels in dry bags in case. And my spray skirt. Just dress for the weather and to keep dry.

      October 17, 2013

  • Kim S.

    Hey. We may actually get to see a moon this time. The current forecast as of this morning is for partly clear skies, 30% chance of rain (more to the south). Temp at paddle time will be 50° and steadily dropping into the upper 40's by the time we're done. Time to break out the cold weather paddle gear and have some fun. Hope to see you all on the water.

    1 · October 17, 2013

11 went

  • Michal Ann Benedict E.
    Ice Ranger, Dawn, Moon and Dog Paddler, Class V Rafter, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Teresa Lynn R.
    Moon Paddler
  • ralph w
    Rescue Ranger, Rain Guide, Moon, Class II, Water Rescue, Ranger
  • Kim S.
    Principal Scout, Water Rescue, Ranger, Moon, Ice, Rain, USCG Aux, Co-Organizer
  • Raychel
    Moon Paddler
  • Mike C.
    Wind Ranger, Moon Paddler, Ranger Team
  • Susan
    Principal Scout,Ice,Rain,Moon,RangerTeam,USCGAux,DawnPaddler, Co-Organizer
  • Denice C.
    Moon Paddler
  • Pete G.
    Moon Paddler
  • Mark L.
    Sun Ranger, Moon Paddler, Water Rescue
  • Kathy S
    Wind Ranger, Moon Paddler, Dawn Paddler

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