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Cottonwood Lake to Wasilla Lake Kayak

The time has changed!  We have a reservation at the kayak center at 1 pm for 8 people.  The carpool starts out at 11:30 from Sarah's house, then picks up at Tudor Bingo about 11:40 (I know myself and Mary Beth will be there to be picked up). Then pick up Georgia and we are out of town.  If you need a ride please be at one of the two pick up locations (Sarah's House or Tudor Bingo).

If you have to cancel please let us know ASAP. Also, the cost has changed to $40 per person thanks to Sarah.

The kayak is a lazy one.  I am not sure how many miles it is, but it usually takes about 3-4 hours.  Some of this is just drifting. Bring rain gear just in case.  The weather is supposed to be good, so a tank top or bikini top may be wanted as well. They have single kayaks in a variety of sizes. Bring Snn Screen and bug dope.

You may also want to bring a bottle of water and a snack (like a cliff bar).  Remember you have to carry it in and out.  There is a porta-potty at the rental place.  Otherwise it is a trip to the bushes.

If you are driving yourself: Meet at The Kayak Center (2201 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway Wasilla, AK[masked]) at or before 1 pm. They will shuttle us and kayaks to Cotton wood lake. This is an easy kayak with one portage. Cost is $40 per person. I will need a good head count to make reservations. Please do not check yes unless you are absolutely going.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun little float trip.

    August 3, 2013

  • JaspeR

    This trip was very beautiful, great company and a lot of fun. Thanks!!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sooooo much FUN!!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jasper, we went to Vagabond blues in Palmer.

    July 27, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    Great day

    July 27, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    Can't wait to do this again rain or June excellent trip.

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jasper we are running a little late leaving anch right now. If you want to go on ahead to the lake we will see you there! My #[masked]

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this appropriate for absolute novices? Georgia mentioned there might be some instruction?

    July 26, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      There are no two seaters available. I called and checked when I made reservations for us.

      July 26, 2013

    • JaspeR

      I called and they have two long kayaks that Nick and I can use. So he is bringing his daughter and I am bringing my dog. I do not know how much more difficult these boats are but I am willing to try. :)

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a life jacket so will use theirs. I think I have a rain poncho. Should I wear jeans? I'll bring a jacket hat sunscreen protein bars & water does this sound like enough?

    July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Renee is correct on the jeans. You will get wet because the paddles will drip on you. I am bringing a set of dry cloths to leave in the car.

      July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hmm I don't have non cotton pants so will bring extra clothes too and prob wearing a bathing suit top under t shirt & jacket getting nervous my sisters a pro & wants to know how much I've practiced!!! Yikes!

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Correct me if I am wrong. For the carpool we have confirmed: Sarah (driving), Georgia, Denise, Mary-Beth and myself.

    1 · July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So, do we have enough room in the car?

      July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We can fit 7 comfortably in her car and 8 if we have to.

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going with the $40 but I think we should tip right? Like $10 each?

    July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No tip needed unless we are escorted or guided. Otherwise they just load us up and ship us out. Unless something has changed since I started kayaking!

      1 · July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure of the etiquette on an excursion like this

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we carpooling? Call me at[masked]

    July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It'll be good to see you again mike I met you at REI remember?

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    $40 cash right?

    July 26, 2013

  • JaspeR

    +1 adult and +1 child.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a suggestion: if you have your own life jacket you may want to bring it. They do provide life jackets. I like my fitted jacket better than a random one, so I am bringing mine.

    July 26, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    Two spots left. Jasper if your friends are coming you Need to let us know. Hope you will come.

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like that date won't work for me...

    July 21, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      Well buddy maybe you can reschedule your other thing because we miss you.. lol See you soon? (ps people I am joking he doesnt have to reschedule)

      July 24, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      Bummer

      July 25, 2013

  • JaspeR

    I have previously sent two emails out asking if it is ok if I bring a friend and his daughter. Perhaps these emails have been lost because I have not had a response. Thanks,

    July 23, 2013

    • JaspeR

      ok thanks

      1 · July 24, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      Jasper call me if you have any questions[masked] sarah

      July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do people feel about postponing this meetup for a week and going dip netting instead? This is supposed to be an awesome weekend for salmon fishing.

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can go on the 27th if we can postpone it a week but am already committed elsewhere for the 13th. I would go dip netting this day, too. I don't have a dip net and if I am going to buy one could use some help. Thank you.

      July 1, 2013

    • Sarah S.

      dip netting is for Alaska residents with valid dip net permit and they are strict here. We will go the weekend of the 20th

      July 1, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    Heck yeah and I hope this event entices a ton of us to go. It will be so fun rain or shine. Everyone is welcome? Right Aurora

    July 1, 2013

  • Sarah S.

    I am absolutely going no matter what weekend. And I do want to dip net so I think the change is a great idea. I have set us all up a place to stay when we go dip netting in Kenai. We can camp in my friends luscious back yard with a picnic table and fire pit (for hot dogs) and we can use the shower. For courtesy reasons we will be bringing them toilet paper and our own towels please! How does biscuits and gravy sound for breakfast?

    July 1, 2013

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