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Let's go kayaking UPRIVER of Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge. Please note you will need to own your kayak. We will meet at the usual meeting spot. Leave our cars there and load our kayaks in mine or Jody’s truck. Per her comment she can hold 6 kayaks. I think I can do 4. As indicated on being in the attending. Beyond the first 10 ppl (waitlisted) still come just figure out a way to get your kayak to put in point.
Because covid is still a thing we could carpool upriver in 2 groups. 1) people who have been fully vaccinated. 2) people who haven't or don't care. I fall into the first category. Once we are outside and kayaking I don't care.
We put in at Garth Brooks or Richland and float back to our vehicles. It is my understanding that the rental place will not allow transporting kayaks via vehicle. This trip is weather dependent and if there is enough water as indicated by https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=07239700q
Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray, and snacks especially since once we start can not turn around.
*We are not professional guides and all events are at your own risk.*
Let's go Rock Climbing!!
I can't say enough how glad I am that so many have become regulars for this event. If you are the least bit curious about climbing, you should give this a try. Someday soon, we will take these skills out doors. For now, we will be back at Summit in Norman.
If you have never tried rock climbing, this is a great place to try it out. This gym has bouldering (no ropes, but lower projects), auto belay (mechanized safety rope), top rope (friend keeps you safe), and lead roping (you install the rope as you go). In other words, something for every level.
Full day of climbing normally runs $22 plus tax. With the group rate (10 plus climbers) only $15. Price includes day pass, shoes and harness. I have tape and chalk if you need it.
Because we are coming as a group, we will have a trainer at our disposal to answer questions and make sure we are playing safely. As such, it is customary to leave a gratuity for their service at the end of the day. The amount is up to you.
So do I need to say you should wear comfy clothes? I guess in case we get new people, I'd better tell you to make sure you have complete mobility while keeping your privates private. Remember, you will be up in the air and in strange positions, so keep yourself covered.
Before you come, if you are not a member of Summit gyms, be sure to fill out the waiver https://forms.summitgyms.com/forms/waiver
Remember, climbing is inherently dangerous and sometimes even the best planning can't prevent all accidents. By attending the event you take responsibility for your own safety and cannot hold this group responsible for mishaps.
Scotfest is a two-day festival with highland games (heavy athletics) competitions, Celtic bands, bagpipes, Scottish dancing, Scottish food, and of course Scottish whiskey. This is a come-and-go event but I will mostly be hanging out at the Clan Douglas tent so bring chairs and feel free to join me there. Details on times and tickets are forthcoming closer to the event.