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New Meetup: Edisto River float

From: Rob
Sent on: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:46 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Carolina Young Adults Charleston!

What: Edisto River float

When: Sunday, June 27,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

If you've been in charleston for awhile you probably know all about it but if you're new in town, here's the scoop: there is a river that hundreds of people float down all summer long and it's a lot of fun. Grab something to float on (pool float, raft, piece of styrofoam, whatever) and meet up at the liquor store by givhans ferry state park at noon. Bring a cooler for your drinks / food and another float to carry your cooler if you don't want it to share your float. Also bring some small rope so you can tie your float to another one so we all float in a pack.

There are no rapids, the water is slow moving and ranges in depth from a foot or 2 to well over my head. There are no spots shallow enough to get hung up on. The float takes about 5 hours and we end at a boat launch where we will have a separate vehicle waiting to bring enough of us back to our cars so that we can all get home. I have a full sized van that I plan to bring, if anyone else can transport some people let me know, if not we'll just make multiple trips.

Don't be concerned about alligators or other animals, they do live in the river but they have never harmed us, there are literally hundreds of people that float saturday and sunday and alligators do not mess with adults, I have them in my back yard they run the second I open my back door.

Here is a google maps link to the park where we start http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=33.025672,-80.385743&hl=en&geocode=&mra=mi&mrsp=0&sz=16&sll=33.025612,-80.385761&sspn=0.010776,0.026157&ie=UTF8&ll=33.025396,-80.385761&spn=0.011226,0.026157&t=h&z=16

It costs $2 per person to get into the park. We will meet at 12 at the store on the corner of 61 (ashley river road) and givhans ferry road and then we will drop off a vehicle at the end point which is only a couple miles down the road. We will then come back and drive into the park to start. If people are still not there by the time we get back to the store which should be around 12:30 then they will be out of luck unless they can find us in the park before we push off.

If people want to meet up at my house and carpool/caravan that would be a good idea to avoid the headache of trying to make sure we all find each other at the store. I live right off 61 in west ashley so it's just a straight trip down 61 to the park.

Bring: sunscreen, bathing suit, float, cooler with drinks and food, $2 cash to get into park

Here are some pictures of another group doing a float:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs503.ash1/29762_395350057475_61002342475_4380095_1109087_n.jpg
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs543.snc3/29762_395350232475_61002342475_4380114_930275_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs543.snc3/29762_395350987475_61002342475_4380193_7329586_n.jpg

There is a beach half way through the float that we will stop at to eat any food we brought and to hang out. There are also rope swings and trees to jump off into the water at your own risk.

Contact me if you have any questions, i can bring some people in my van too if you want to meet at my place at around 10:30.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/beachcya/calendar/13881408/

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