April 13, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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I am in the process of preparing for the Maumee Valley Tri-Adventure Race. To that end I am attempting to get on the water at least twice a week (at most every other day) for about 1 to 2 hour paddle excursions.
Rather than posting each individual event I am experimenting with this extended day format. So please don't be confused about this being a multiple day trip.
What I hope to do is have people interested in participating to RSVP to this event then I can send you individual e-mail with specifics for each paddle excursion.
The Huron River is flowing very high right now and is very cold (much colder than summer time). Both of these increase the element of danger, so these paddle excursions are not for first time paddlers (first timers should wait for safer conditions in the summer). I can adjust the intensity/difficulty level of the excursion by the selection of the put-in location. So please be honest when I inquire about your paddle experience and comfort level on the water, otherwise you may find yourself on a stretch of river that is beyond your current skill level.
These paddles are intended to be more about the training than the socializing, but if I wasn't looking for someone to share the adventure with I wouldn't be posting these events here. I try to have each excursion last no longer than 2 to 3 hours (get in and get out quickly), and part of this is achieved by not messing around with shuttling and dropping off cars along the river. We will put in and either paddle upstream immediately or paddle downstream with the knowledge we will have to paddle back upstream to get back to the vehicle.
RSVP if you are interested and I will contact you via e-mail with more details.