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Annual Russian River Canoe Excursion (Sept 12-13)

posted Aug 14, 2015, 6:32 AM by Vivek Sharma
It's time to sign up for one of Troop 57's most classic trips, our Annual Russian River Canoe Excursion. We camp overnight in Sonoma County in order to get on the river early Sunday. We will once again have an optional Zip Lining trip on Saturday afternoon. Sign-up now - as this is always one of most popular trips of the year and it fills up quickly. The river is quite pretty and this is an easy and fun canoe trip. No prior experience needed and all beginners are welcome. Each canoe will have two rowers. There are no major rapids, although there are occasional fast areas where the river narrows or has sharp turns. Our regular 4-6 hour float trip is approximately 11 miles long.

Date: Saturday, September 12 - Sunday, September 13, 2015
Location: Russian River, near Healdsburg, CA. www.riversedgekayakandcanoe.com
Time: Meet at the Scout House in early afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 12 for zip lining (www.sonomacanopytours.com.) and canoeing. We’ll be back in early evening on Sunday. Some cars may stop for dinner.
Adult Leaders: Al Yuen (threeboysunder5@yahoo.com) and Chip Wytmar (chip@wytmar.com)
Scout Leader: TBD (Sending this notice out a little early to initiate signups)
Trip Coordinator: TBD
Cost: $75 (covers canoe rental, transportation, camping, dinner, breakfast) for Canoeing only. $150 for Canoeing and Zip Lining.

Event suitable for all scouts (including first years) with following prerequisites:
1) BSA swimmer (be able to swim 100 yards & then float on back)
2) Be comfortable in slow-moving water (No prior canoeing experience is required)
For the optional Zip Lining, you should be comfortable with heights as most of the course is over 60 feet above the ground. The course includes 8 zip lines, and a 60 foot rappel. Long pants are recommended and secure, closed toe shoes with laces are required.

Food and transport: Bring a sack lunch for Sunday in water tight bag or container, standard camping gear, water wear (water shoes/sandals), change of clothes, a waterproof bag for personal items you plan to take in the canoes, a strap if you wear glasses, a hat, sunscreen and money for dinner on the way home.

Reply Deadline: Sign-up via google doc and remit payment and Scout canoe waiver and zip line waiver by August 31, 2015.

More details regarding campsite and transportation to follow. Just wanted to get this on everyone's calendar before the rush of back to school activities.

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