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Michigan Paddlers Rendezvous Weekend
Campground: COOLWATER ON THE PINE (http://www.coolwatercamp.com/) YEAR 11 !!! We will have a white board for clubs to post their paddles each day. The idea of this is to have all groups come together and get to know each other. The Michigan Paddlers Rendezvous (MPR) has a long tradition of bringing together the paddling clubs of Michigan and the surrounding states to enjoy some of the best seasonal paddling of the year. This four day event will see many paddles including different sections of the Pine, Manistee and other rivers in the vicinity. Remember that late September can see some cooler weather, (or it could be 99 like in 2017) so plan accordingly. We have reserved a LARGE section for our club. Cost is $13.00 per night if you are not using electric or $15.00 per person per night if you are using electric (electric plugs are limited) We will have a LARGE WHITE Canopy for our potluck which the other groups may also be involved in. Our group may also use this canopy all o weekend. This area is also where we will have our bon fires PLEASE so ALL groups will be joined together for fun and fellowship. (you can start the fire as early as you want. but PLEASE do start it at this big group site ) Be sure to stop at the check in when you arrive and pay your fee. *********************************************************** The Pine River is generally not for river beginners. Leaders, there will be a white board to write your paddles on. T H U R S D A Y & F R I D A Y . . check the white board 9am Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm Adult Beverage Taste tester. Please bring your favorite adult beverages for everyone to "test" maybe something a little different than the ordinary beer and wine tasting... different beers, wines, coffees. If anyone has any small tasting cups to bring that would be great! S A T U R D A Y . . . LOWER PINE RIVER- Saturday, @ 9:45AM Meet at the Put in. Check at the campground for updates - PINE RIVER Dobson Bridge to Low Bridge. We will stop at Peterson bridge for lunch. This 14.8 mile paddle and takes about 4 1/2 -51/2 hours. (includes lunch stop and a stop at the dune to climb after lunch). (you could also choose to paddle with another group) S A T U R D A Y _ E V E N I N G . . . 6:30PM POTLUCK DINNER under the white canopy with other groups. Bring a dish to share, with all the groups around the big campfire. S U N D A Y . . . ORGANIZERS.... WE NEED YOU TO DECIDE, POST AND LEAD A TRIP OR TWO General Guidelines 1. PFD Required to be worn properly at all times 2. It's a good idea to bring dry clothes in a dry bag and some in your car. 3. ****Please be aware that we enjoy our alcoholic beverages off-river only due to safety and other concerns. Please respect the event host (It's awkward approaching someone mid-trip) and the clubs position on this matter. We’ll enjoy one with you after the trip.**** 4. We leave on time to make sure that those who have to drop out with out contacting us can do so. We also can't wait for those who will be running late to keep the paddle in order. Please be on time or early. 5. We leave together after the safety talk and picture. Please remain on land until the host has completed their duties in this regard.

Cool Water on the Pine Campground

9424 W. 48 1/2 RD. · Wellston, MI

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    What we're about

    The West Michigan Kayaking Club was founded in April, 2010 to bring together friends and fellow kayakers to enjoy and explore Michigan's beautiful rivers.

    There are no dues and no fees to join us. We do accept donations to help the club run smoothly.

    We are an exciting and dynamic group of individuals who have common interests. We welcome experienced kayakers, as well as beginners with the goal in mind to help you become a better paddler.

    We are very safety conscious. Our member base is very experienced. We make every attempt to make your paddling experience one you will remember for a lifetime.

    We have an excellent leadership team, who work hard behind the scenes to provide a blend of paddling opportunities that spans the realm of kayaking from the Great Lakes to the fast creeks.

    Please join us if you love the idea of discovering Earth's natural beauty in settings you'll never forget.

    Kristina Begley - Organizer

    Michal Ann Enders -Co Organizer

    Kim Sears - Co Organizer

    Susan Sears- Co Organizer

    Mike Coykenall - Co Organizer

    Roger Starring - Co Organizer

    AND our team of 21 additional Event Organizers.

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