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Red Deer River Canoe/Kayak Trip

  • Jul 18, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Please read the entire posting. The organizer is not a professional guide and has no responsibility for anyone on the trip. You are canoeing at your own risk. This trip is not recommended for people who cannot swim. Every year the coordinator has completed this trip, someone flips a canoe.

You will need to commit to completing the entire trip as it the trip relies on shuttling cars from the start and end points. 

Everyone is responsible for 

• Finding a canoe partner. 

• Finding a canoe (see rental options below if you do not own) and PFD

• Booking/paying your camping site if you are staying Friday night (first come first serve)

This is not a strenuous trip but it is no bow river float. Paddling for most of the way should be expected. Hopefully we will have a fast water level but no guarantees! I will set up a car pool for the Friday evening drive out. Saturday drivers will need to meet us at the put in at Toleman East Bridge Campground

High level trips details:

Friday night: Toleman Bridge Campground (do to late pick up for the shuttle on Saturday) Please note there is two campgrounds on either side of the river. We will try to book into Toleman East.

• Drive and camp at the put in point (or drive up Saturday morning). Put in is at 8:30 am so you need to be at Toleman East Bridge Campground at 8:30 am to coordinate the shuttle. Drivers will take all cars to the take out point at Morrin Bridge. We have coordinated to have a shuttle pick us up at the Star line Campground (Morrin bridge) for 11am to take all drivers back to the put in point. This is $100 for the entire group (About $12 each) for the shuttle (as discussed in the pre trip meeting).

Saturday: Riverside Camping (no camp ground, just staying below the high water line next to the river)

• Paddle down half way and camp next to the river

Sunday: Morrin Bridge

• Paddle down to the take out point

• load canoes onto cars Head to optional lunch in Beiseker

• Head home

Here is a link to get an good orientation of the trip.

http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/Paddling_CdnBadlands_MedRes.pdf

Options for canoe and kayak rentals

http://www.sportsrent.ca/canoes/

http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimary/Services/EquipmentRentals.jsp

http://www.ucalgary.ca/outdoorcentre/rental/canoes-kayaks-rafts

 

Canoe Partner Spreadsheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M23EnoRX2KXEXPdOQzrCj2WKW4WhAbZrypeB63JblBA/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Tom J.

    I like going so much. I went again. Here are photos from Dry Island Buffalo Jump to Morin Bridge this past weekend:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/102342181492011903845/CanoeingTheRedDeerRiverAugust22014?authuser=0&feat=directlink

    August 5, 2014

    • Pei

      Thanks tom

      July 22, 2014

  • Tom J.

    here's a link to a short video taken during the thunderstorm
    http://youtu.be/X4dFiGgFNXs

    July 22, 2014

  • Pei

    Exciting trip :) I checked the weather before I left but didn't expect quite that much rain. Luckily, there were no tornados! Thanks Jennifer

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Jasmin

    Fun trip!

    July 22, 2014

  • Jennifer

    July 21, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Hi everyone. Please look for the black Nissan rouge and the cowboy hat.

    July 18, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I will have a filter that does 4 liters at a time. It filters out bacteria but not viruses.

    July 16, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Hi team. Some more shuffling! You can now edit the google doc.

    July 16, 2014

    • Dirk

      I am still not able to open it

      July 16, 2014

  • Pei

    I'm wondering if Jennifer could open access for participants to edit the google document. That way, people who already organized canoe rental/tents/car rides, etc could update the document and would ease some of your workload too.

    July 15, 2014

    • Jennifer

      Thanks pei didn't realize I had not changed the permissions

      July 16, 2014

  • Wen-Jie Y.

    hi, my trip for this weekend was cancelled because of bear activity. wondering if i can jump on at the last minute. i'll be in a one person kayak

    July 15, 2014

  • Richelle

    Sorry I am scheduled to work this weekend now Friday to Sunday evenings

    July 14, 2014

    • Jennifer

      Thanks for letting me know. Will update the canoe set up.

      July 14, 2014

    • Pei

      Sent an email to you Jennifer. Girlfriend (Joanna) and I will be on a tandem kayak.

      July 15, 2014

  • Dirk

    Hi guys since there are still open places, and nobody replayed to my previous question if it is OK to sign in, I just did it.
    I didn't join the pre meeting if that is an no go please kick me out or just let me know. Otherwise I would be happy about a canoe partner. I do have a tent witch I am happy to share. Also I have a car and would be happy to give some rides.

    July 10, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Hi team. Sorry I was back country the last few days. Will update the meetup. Lu we have a partner for you.

    July 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lu, we are partners! Just sent you a message...

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Pei

    But spots are still available......

    July 8, 2014

  • Dirk

    guess its to late to join since pre-trip is over right?

    July 7, 2014

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