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Kayak Camping at Lake Celina
Join us for a peaceful overnight on Lake Celina. PLEASE NOTE: We’re looking at up to a half inch of rain between Friday and Saturday. We’ll proceed with caution and be prepared for rain. This trip is not for beginners. You will need some special gear for camping in cold weather. Previous kayaking and backpacking experience are recommended. ___________________________________________________ We'll begin Friday at noon at the boat ramp. We'll have a brief picnic lunch and then have a leisurely paddle in our kayaks across to the southern tip of the lake (approx. 3/4 miles). After arriving at the southern levee by kayak, we'll set up camp on the lake shore. We'll scavenge for firewood near the campsite until we have enough for overnight. The rest of the afternoon and evening can be spent hiking, kayaking, or socializing. We'll stay overnight and pack out in the morning after breakfast. We'll kayak back to our parked cars (~1 mile) on the north end of the lake. WHERE TO MEET: Meet either at Lowe's to carpool (10:30 CST) or at the boat ramp parking lot (12:00 CST). WHO SHOULD JOIN: People who enjoy a quiet night out away from the noise. We'll be a good distance from civilization and this is a lovely place to stargaze. WHAT TO BRING: * PFD * no DNR Lake Permit required (it’s in a National Forest) * dry sacks for your gear * a spare change of dry clothes (in a dry sack) in case you get wet * quick-drying clothing (not jeans and not cotton); wear synthetics, fleece, or wool * wool socks * sub-zero sleeping bag * sleeping pad * lightweight tent with rainfly to shield wind * water (minimum 2L)... (I'll have a filtration kit if you need more) * food: Friday Picnic lunch and campsite dinner, Saturday breakfast, snacks * flashlight * toiletries * mess kit * a day pack if you anticipate hiking WHAT TO EXPECT: * Everything will need to fit in your kayak and may get wet, so pack accordingly. * November weather is a crapshoot. Expect nighttime temperatures below freezing and plan accordingly. * We'll make a fire at the campsite, but I don't plan to bring firewood. There's usually ample supply of firewood if you scavenge for it. * dress in layers... temps may change drastically throughout the day and overnight. * the water will be cold and air will be colder, so be vigilant to reduce splashing and prevent capsizing. * it's hunting season, so wear bright colors. COST: Free. That's the beauty of camping in the winter. No park entrance fees and camping fees. (And no bugs/ticks!) OTHER DETAILS: * No children * No pets * I have one spare kayak and a trailer large enough to haul 3~4 kayaks if anyone wants to carpool. MAP: Indian-Celina Recreational Area (US Forestry Service) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY FOR ALL ACTIVITIES By RSVPing to, and attending this event you acknowledge you have read and agree to EAC's Waiver of Liability:

Two Lakes LoopTrail

RT37 · Celina, IN

Respond by: 11/22/2018

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This group is for anyone interested in outdoor adventure. Our focus is broad and ranges from simple day hikes to extended outdoor trips on land and water. We hike, bike, kayak, backpack, and enjoy the great outdoors while we do it. We look out for and support each other in the wilds of the world. Lasting friendships are forged around our evening campfires.

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