What we'll do
Things are heating up & it's time to have a blast on the clear & pristine Russian river above Healdsburg.
So let's enjoy the beauty & nature on the river. Many birds, Bald eagles, Herons, turtles, & fish in the deep pools in parts of the river.
There will be places to jump off rocks & swim at beach pullouts & have a picnic.
Dogs are allowed, but advise them ahead of time. Bring zip lock bags for things you don't want to get wet. They will supply gallon zip lock bags & and some dry bags, plus net garbage & wet bags for clothes. Also are some loanable coolers.
Bring river shoes, tennis shoes or sandals(Flip flops not recommended) . Bathing suit, Sunscreen, sun glasses w/strap, hat, A Lunch, jacket, xtra change of clothes for our dinner option after. Bring some tie downs or bungee cords.
We will have several different types of kayaks or canoes. Tandems are dbl. kayaks.
NOTE: You must get there by 09:15 am. to get ready as we will be on a bus that takes us up river in the forest. Bus leaves at 09:30 am.
***IMPORTANT ! : When you reserve online or call; you must pay them then. No reservations w/out pymt.****
The River's Edge exit is the 1st Healdsburg exit # 502. It is about 10 miles N. of Santa Rosa. When at bottom of exit , turn right & go about a a third mile towards the bridge & drive down on the right before going on the bridge. Parking is very limited there near the office. You may also park at the Veterans Memorial park lot on the left just before the bridge.
I'll have all the usual food, wine, drinks, snacks, & more available for all.
The Cost is not final yet as I'm working on a better rate if we get enough people. **They have raised their fees and it may be be around 60.00 to 70.00 p.p. Always email me direct at: [masked] **My main meetup group name is: backroads wine and nature adventures.
You will have to RSVP on your *meetup group Name & also *Call River's Edge to pre-pay asap. Their # is: (707)[masked] E-Mail: [masked] Please specify if you wish a single, dbl. kayak or a canoe. Some will be sit on top type or sit inside types. *They have instructors to give you some beginner lessons once we have our water craft. I can help you also. This is an easy river experience.
NOTE: If you wait too long you will not get a kayak or canoe reservation. They sell out very fast !! You snooze & you lose !
****RES. Code is: Tom's Group
Backroads donation: $ 15
More info asap. This is always a great day on the beautiful river. This is an easy down river paddle . And remember that our always super fun social dinner option follows in downtown Healdsburg. Only 3 minutes away.
Final Note; Please RSVP on a desktop computer & print up the page for reference with your phone app.(Or you may miss important info)