Update: Please see cold water notes added below!
Hump Day Paddle on the DOD ponds. The weather is unknown yet, so depending on temperatures dress accordingly and have spare dry clothes available.You can see some beautiful sunsets over the pond and numerous birds. Beavers have also been spotted.
This paddle is flat water and open to all skill level of paddlers and any size boat.
We will paddle until dusk and some people may go to dinner afterwards. Come on out. It should be fun.
The entrance is right after a large fenced in industrial park / military base. The road is mainly dirt and more akin to off road. Enter go around a bend then take the fork on the right. Stay right when it opens up and you will see the put in.
Cold Water / Air: Just an update. The weather is going to only be in the 50's, rain was possible (now showing cloudy). The water reported in the areas (tidal) is still in the 50's. Please wear appropriate attire. No cotton. See http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/wetsuit-vs-drysuit-for-paddling/ for a great write up. I am not requiring a wet suit or dry suit. I would recommend it, especially if you are new and are not familiar with a rescue such as a T-rescue.
PLEASE BRING DRY CLOTHES! (Again not cotton). If you do not have anything other then cotton we (meaning any organizer present) may ask you not to paddle. Also, make sure your life vest (pfd) properly fits your body (should not slide up, or you can slip out of it). We can't help pull you up without a properly fitted vest.
Still an entry level paddle, just be aware of the cold water/weather conditions. If you get wet you will be cold. If you go into the water..well just google cold water shock or look at a site like http://coldwaterbootcampusa.org/facts.shtml we also have a number of discussions on the forums.
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