New Meetup: Presque Isle Circumnavigation

From: Mike C
Sent on: Sunday, July 18, 2010 11:35 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Pittsburgh Kayakers (ka-"yack"-ers)!

What: Presque Isle Circumnavigation

When: Saturday, July 24,[masked]:30 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Aspiring sea kayakers, here's a trip for you - circumnavigate Presque Isle State Park in Erie, 15-16 miles of beautiful & challenging paddling! We'll put in at Beach 1 and paddle east past all of the beaches, come past the lighthouse and through the channel into the bay, and then through the lagoons. We'll paddle 1-1/2 miles of open water across the bay to Downtown, then along the city's waterfront. We'll take out at the first bay-side parking area in the park, and walk 1/4-mile to the Beach 1 parking area to retrieve our cars. The entire trip should take about 5 - 6 hours, excluding driving time to Erie.

This is an advanced trip for experienced paddlers. You must have a touring or sea kayak and be able to paddle long distances in challenging conditions at a steady pace. Spray skirts and rescue skills training are recommended. Pack a lunch and plenty of water & high-energy snacks. If you plan to attend, or if you have any questions about the trip, please call me at[masked]-9772.

We'll meet at 7:30 AM at the Portersville park-and-ride lot at I-79 and Rt. 488 (approx. 40 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh) and drive up to Erie from there.

No matter how many times you've been to Erie, this will be a unique experience!

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