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New Meetup: Canoe/Kayak on the Loxahatchee River

From: Jeanette
Sent on: Sunday, November 2, 2008 10:12 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Center For Inquiry Community of Fort Lauderdale!

What: Canoe/Kayak on the Loxahatchee River

When: November 16,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: We have scheduled a canoe and kayak trip down the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida (an hour north of Ft. Lauderdale) for Sunday November 16, 2008.

If you want to carpool, we will meet at the parking lot of the North Regional Library (Broward College North Campus) 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. Just west of the turnpike entrance on Coconut Creek Parkway. Meet at 7:00 am. Ready to leave by 7:15. Please RSVP if you want to carpool.

If you want to drive to the launch site, it is on Indiantown Rd., in Riverbend County Park. 1 mile west of the I-95 exit 87-B or the turnpike exit 116.

You will find that the river is designated as a national scenic river.
There is good potential for seeing wildlife. It is very scenic. You will feel as if you have gone back in time to some primordial period.

There are three options you can choose from for your trip.

(1) Mild - Canoe or kayak to the second waterfall and return to the launch point (about two hours)

(2) Need to be in good physical condition - Canoe or kayak to Trapper Nelsons and return to launch point (4 - 5 hours)

(3) Need to be in good physical condition - Canoe or kayak to the pick-up point in Jonathan Dickenson's Park (4 - 5 hours). At that point a bus will take you and your canoe or kayak back. The second part of the trip you will find yourself in the wider part of the river and therefore exposed to the sun and wind. If it is a real hot sunshine day or with a very strong easterly wind you might find yourself feeling uncomfortable and fatigued.

You will rent by the hour or for the day if you are going on trip #3. Check web site for the price.

You will have to call Canoe Outfitters to reserve your two person canoe, two person kayak, or single person kayak. Phone number is on the web site. Mention that you are part of the John Adams CFI group.

If you take trip two or three, bring a lunch.

Keep eye on the weather forecast. If there is a chance for a shower or rain bring rain gear. Bug spray is recommended.

Bring plenty to drink. Alcohol is prohibited. The river is patrolled by park rangers. Fishing is OK if you have your fishing license up to date. There are restrooms at the launch site, at the second waterfall, at Trapper Nelson's and at the pick up point for trip #3. Check web site to make sure.

Make your reservations for a canoe or kayak as so on as possible. They are closed Monday and Tuesday. So far they have sufficient canoes and kayaks. Keep in mind that others will be reserving canoes and kayaks soon. Procrastinators may find themselves with limited options.

For more information, contact John Adams [address removed]

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