Let's get on the water after work for a short evening paddle on the beautiful Little Miami River.
We will paddle 3.7 miles from The Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch to take out at the Mill Launch near Washington Mills Road bridge.
We will meet at The Narrows Reserve near Beavercreek, Ohio and prepare our boats for launch. The latest you may arrive and begin unloading is 6 PM. If you are running late, please call. I will provide my cell number once RSVP's close.
We will push off from the shoreline at 6:30 PM. Please be early and have your boat unloaded and ready to paddle. For those that can, arrive by 5:30 PM so that we may begin the shuttle process as soon as possible.
We should be out of the water NLT 8:30 PM
Take out location: Mill Bridge Launch 2834 Graf Mill Rd. , Bellbrook, Ohio (https://www.google.com/search?q=2834+Graf+Mill+Rd.+%2C+Bellbrook%2C+Ohio&oq=2834+Graf+Mill+Rd.+%2C+Bellbrook%2C+Ohio&aqs=chrome..69i57.1845j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
Expect to spend about 2 + or - hours on the water
We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities
This paddle is 3.7 miles + or -
This paddle is suitable for paddlers with moving water experience. You must be 18 years of age or older and sign the liability waiver. Its not a hard paddle, however their are obstacles to maneuver.
• What You See
Old railroad bridges, beautiful forests, wildlife, more
Bring water and snacks. We may have dinner locally after the paddle for those interested.
A boat that tracks well would be ideal, but not necessary. You will be required to wear a PFD so bring it, put it on, and be happy we care about you.
• What to Bring
PFD (required) and all your summer-weather stuff...sun hat / water / sun screen / bug spray, lights, dry clothes, dry shoes, and safety equipment. Food and water. Bring a towel as to respect the vehicle owner in which you share a shuttle.
• What to leave home
- No pets on this paddle. Please leave fido and the other critters at home. This is for the safety and enjoyment of the attendees.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a wild creek and as such, there may be strainers, and obstacles that may require portage.
POST PADDLE GRUB
McIntosh's Pub & Grub
6 E Franklin St, Bellbrook, OH 45305
MAPS AND INFORMATION
NOAA Hourly (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.7569&lon=-84.6365&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=graphical)Forecast
Accuweather Minutecast (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/germantown-oh/45327/minute-weather-forecast/2238686)
Lightning Maps (http://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/america/index.php?lang=en)
Click Here for Map (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.6898334,-84.0296332/2834+Graf+Mill+Rd,+Bellbrook,+OHemail@example.com,-84.0404638,1047m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m14!4m13!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-84.0351506!2d39.655495!3s0x884090a22c6390fd:0x86895bfaed2ddb7b!1m5!1m1!1s0x88409093ec5dc84b:0x6c3709f00ab5ce1b!2m2!1d-84.0441049!2d39.6477579!3e0)
Little Miami River near Spring Valley OH (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/oh/nwis/uv/?site_no=03242050&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010)
- Narrows Reserve Canoe Launch - GCPD, .1 mile downstream from Indian Ripple Road bridge, access river right. Camping with permit .75 miles from launch.
- Mill Bridge Launch - GCPD. Access river right just before Washington Mill Road bridge (RMM 69.3)
Green County Parks District (GCPD) Links
Narrows Reserve & Nature Center (http://www.gcparkstrails.com/parks-Narrows.html)
Mill Bridge Launch (http://www.gcparkstrails.com/parks-Mill%20Bridge.html)
LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED
I am not your guide and as such I am not responsible for you or anyone that attends this event. I am simply a friend that is sharing shuttling logistics and an opportunity of possibility of making some new paddling friends.
To attend this event you must have answered "Yes" in your profile to acknowledge you acceptance of the ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY (http://www.meetup.com/movingwater/pages/ACCIDENT_WAIVER_AND_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY) located on this site. Additionally, your attendance to this event is an acknowledgement that you have read and agree to the ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY (http://www.meetup.com/movingwater/pages/ACCIDENT_WAIVER_AND_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY). If you do not accept these conditions we ask that you do not attend this or any Ohio Paddler event. Please update your profile to indicate your acceptance of the risk prior to the paddle. I love you guys, but I love my family more. Additionally, I may ask that you provide emergency contact information that will be destroyed after the paddle.
This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable river conditions.
No guests on the sign up. Just ask your friends to sign up on Meet Up and RSVP to the paddle. In this, we ensure everyone has accepted the liability waiver. this protects everyone on the event.