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Please note TIME CHANGE to 10:30 am. The weather is supposed to be stormy in the later afternoon so we will cut the paddle short and be out before the weather hits. We most likely will stay in the creek as its protected somewhat from the expected high winds in the river.
Get there early to park and have your boat in the water by 10:30 am.
We paddle the Creek up to the waterfall as far as we can get then go down towards the Hudson by New Hamburg,
Expected weather conditions: wind in the Hudson River approximately South 11- 12 kts with high gusts up in the 20's. Air temperature 68-72 degrees. Water temperature at Poughkeepsie is 66.5 degrees. Dress for immersion. We are protected in the creek and will stay there.
Bring a camera to enjoy the fall colors.
Must be able to paddle with the group, boats 14' minimum, should know how to assist/self-rescue, no SOTs or inflatables, Surf skis OK. PFD's must be worn and skirts highly recommended.
Dress for immersion, wet suits/dry suits, pack a change of clothes in a dry bag. This time of year the air and water temps are cooler bring snacks, water, sunscreen etc.
Please only sign-up if you are going.
No rentals, you must have your own boat/equipment.
Call Linda (845)[masked] if you have any questions.
Please arrive early to be able to park and launch from the small sand area at 5:15 pm. Sunset is 6:06 pm. Bring wheels/kayak cart to get your boat from the parking lot to the launch area. Do not block the launch - stage your boats alongside. This is a private boat launch for residents only and you are my guests so please Do Not Go On Any Private Property. There are Porta Potties at the launch site. We will not be landing anywhere as the lake is private, so please take care of your needs before we launch.
You must have a WHITE LIGHT to be visible on the water. Head lamps also recommended. The more lights the better. PFD's must be fastened and worn at all times. Skirts recommended. Kayaks 10' minimum with bulkheads and/or float bags. No inflatables, rafts or paddleboards. You should know how to assist and/or self rescue. Everyone is responsible for themselves. No pets allowed.
In a tight pod we will paddle towards Petri & Canopus Islands and West Lake Blvd to watch the sunset then around to the South Lake side to see the moonrise.
If you are not a Liquid Skies member and have not paddled with us this year 2021 and I don't know you personally - you must call me to join us (845)[masked]. Waivers must be signed if you have not paddled this year with us.
Air and water temperatures are much cooler now so wet suits/dry suits, pack a change of clothes in a drybag. No cotton clothing.
http://www.coldwatersafety.org/nccwsRules3.html (Remember cold shock kills)
Night paddles can be hazardous and I want to vet everyone out so we all can have an enjoyable time. This is not a beginner paddle, you must have your own boat/equipment. Thank you for your consideration & please only sign up if you are definitely coming. I'm limiting this to 10 people.
Its too soon to predict the weather rain cancels so check back before in case we have to re-schedule or cancel due to inclement weather.