boating beginners boating trip - May 8, 2009

Everyone is welcome on this popular, fun, and educational weekend where we introduce you to the sport of river-running. Experienced people share skills and safety techniques. There will be paddle boats, an oar rig, and inflatable kayaks which you can try out (hopefully some canoeist and kayakers will also join us). The Green River flows through Gray's canyon just north of the town of Green River. It is about a 5 hour river run, with easy to mildly challenging rapids - perfect for beginners. Skills include learning to read the river, personal safety, river rescue, water fights, cooking with the club's river kitchen, and eating better on the river than in your own home. The trip cost is usually under $100, which includes transportation, food, and equipment - a great deal! In the WMC river trip organizers of more advanced trips often require a novice to have at least been on at least one trip so here's your chance to gain experience. The group leaves Salt Lake Friday afternoon and returns early Sunday evening (plan on taking a half day of vacation). The mandatory planning meeting will be Tuesday May, 5th at 7pm at the boat shed. Call Bret if you have questions or email him to sign up.

Organizer:Bret Mathews
Date:Fri May 8 2009 — Sun May 10 2009
Meeting Place:Boat Shed - 4340 S 300 W (4340 Commerce Dr, Murray, UT)
Meeting Time:2:00 pm
Carpool Time:0:00:00