The Knik Canoers & Kayakers Rafting Class on the Upper Kenai River is a fun, hands-on way to practice rafting fundamentals. It’s a sound introduction for new rafters, and a great refresher for those who want a Spring shakedown trip.
SCHEDULE May 12, Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00pm we meet virtually on Zoom. The class focus is on trip planning, rowing techniques, communications, river clothing, and safety. This includes pdf handouts and a 45-minute video. Wed. May 19, 6:00 - 8:30pm at Goose Lake parking lot in Anchorage. The class focus is on raft types & setup, trailers & gear, trip logistics, clothing, more safety. We’ll be outside so dress warm. May 22-23, Sat & Sun, 9:00 AM Sat to 4:00 PM Sunday. Rafting on Upper Kenai River. Put in at Kenai Lake/River bridge (Sterling Hwy Mile 48). Saturday take out at Jim’s Landing (Mile 58). Sunday take out at Sportsman’s Landing (Mile 55). Overnight and potluck dinner Saturday at S. Cooper Creek Campground (Mile 50.7), where you can camp Friday & Saturday nights with reservations from www.Recreation.gov.
CLASS FEE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY $100/person + $45 for 2 nights camping at South Cooper Creek Campground while sites last. Pay in cash or check made out to KCK. Refunds 50% depending. Raft and gear not required but it really helps. You borrow it, you break it, you buy it. KCK membership is also required (free for 2021 but you must sign our Liability Release). KCK abides by the Common Adventure Model where fellow participants, instructors and organizers share common values of adventure, inherent risk, and personal responsibility.
WEATHER Cold, high winds, driving rain, floods, locusts. Maybe.
COVID We will follow current standard protocols and be respectful. No masks required while outside.
SIGNUP Call, text or email Eric Downey at (907)[masked], or [masked]. Class size is limited so lock in your spot now. Anyone & everyone is welcome to attend the May 12 and May 19 lectures for free. Family & pets are welcome to attend the lectures, potluck, and camp activities but are not allowed in the boats during instruction.