The last Full Moon of Summer is the 10th so .... let's go!
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 Middleville dam. We choose this location because there are boats and waterskis on the Cascade backwater this time of year.
We paddle about an hour upstream to the big log jam chute - or farther if you are ambitious.
Though conditions for paddling are Class 1 with an almost undetectable current, the dark adds a class. It won't even be that dark this time. Be sensible 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.
Afterward we will gather at Champs to enjoy the deck and your favorite beverages and as we saw last year, the moon will probably rise about the time we get our food.
About weather conditions.....
Hope for a clear sky or patchy cloud cover so we can enjoy the full moon! Dark + rain is not fun and will cause a cancellation. Just check in with me if you have concern.
A note about this location - we unload on the west side of the river, but will need to park on the east side (the bridge is right there). Please help everyone else unload to make it quick. There is a concert in the Gazebo on the East side of the river Friday night which will complicate parking-but only a little bit. You may have to park in the church lot up the hill (east 1/4 mile from the river). If this sounds confusing, do not worry, it will be perfectly clear when you get there.
For the first time paddlers with WMKC - we help each other unload, then there will be a brief safety talk and a quick group picture before we get in the water. Also, for safety and enjoyment of all involved, we save our alcohol for off river locations.