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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-08-2016, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody interested in an organized Float Trip ?

Kayaks & Canoes seem to be all the rage these days , so I was wondering if there was any interest in putting together a float trip on one of the local rivers or streams ? We would have to also figure out how to shuttle the boats to the launch site unless the chosen water trail already has a shuttle service . I personally am not equipped or trained for white water , so my vote would be for Class 1 water . So what do you guys & gals think ?
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Re: Anybody interested in an organized Float Trip ?

Had the Nucanoe on the water tonight. Count me in.

Make it a charity event and I'm doubly in.

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Re: Anybody interested in an organized Float Trip ?

We do a weekend camping trip down the Susquehanna every year. My uncle and I are actually going this weekend. Its a lot of fun, but just a warning. Make sure that you can stand everyone that is going. A great weekend can turn into a lonnnng weekend.
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We do a weekend camping trip down the Susquehanna every year. My uncle and I are actually going this weekend. Its a lot of fun, but just a warning. Make sure that you can stand everyone that is going. A great weekend can turn into a lonnnng weekend.
I hear ya , but that could be a logistical nightmare for a large group that may have never tried an overnighter .

A charity ? That sounds interesting . I'm all ears for your idea .
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Re: Anybody interested in an organized Float Trip ?

If there's interest, something as simple as a $5 entry that puts you in a 50/50, with half of the proceeds going toward charity (Hunters Sharing the Harvest? Childrens Miracle Network?).

Or maybe see if some of HPA's sponsors would kick in a few door prizes, give them away instead and let 100% of the entry go to the charity. Or raffle them.

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Re: Anybody interested in an organized Float Trip ?

Sounds like an excellent idea & great causes

Well , let's give this some time to get the word out to any interested parties . Then we'll have to all settle on a date & location . I have vacations starting 19th of June and 14th of August . Also I have long weekends starting on July 22nd & Sept. 16th . My vote for locations would be the upper Allegheny ( Tionesta area ) or Clarion ( Cook forest ) area . But , of course I'm flexible to the vote of the majority on location .
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Good plan.

Either location sounds good to me.

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Charity says she would love to have a float trip for her....

The horizon is your starting point.
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Now THAT should drum up some interest !!!
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Re: Anybody interested in an organized Float Trip ?

I may be interested along with some/all of my kids, but it would just depend on the weekend and location. With our busy schedules the chances of it working out is probably slim to none.

Only piece of advice from being involved in a couple of get-togethers like this. Keep it as simple as possible. The more complex, the more problems it will create. My advice for what it is worth. LOL.

1. I agree with above in keeping it to a relatively calm stream as you are more likely to get more interest.

2. While overnight would be cool, that would likely limit participation since some wouldn't be able to do it schedule wise, and some may be apprehensive about camping over with relative strangers. This also requires packing more equipment on the kayak

3. As far as time of day, I would recommend having everyone meet at a set location say before 8AM. Whoever is there by that time goes, and if you aren't then you will miss it. Having to wait on someone who is late or possibly decided to blow it off stinks.

4. I would recommend doing something small like figuring on being to the destination at 3PM. This way you would only need to pack 1 meal and also would allow those who possibly drove a distance to get back at a decent hour. If some wish to go longer then they can plan for that on their own.

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