Upper Sugar River Paddle on 4 July 2017

We are replacing the Kishwaukee River do to high water to the Sugar River from Broadhead, WI to Avon, WI.  The first half of the trip is through rural Wisconsin.  The second half is through a more forested area. 

Here is a map to the put-in and car-shift.  https://goo.gl/maps/N9u1Ay9uKFE2

We will meet at a put in at the 2’nd bridge just west of Broadhead, WI on County F at about 09:30 am, and plan to run the car shift by 10:00 am.  There is a picture attached as well.

Disclaimer:
I am not a professional leader, and State Line Paddlers has no profession leaders. Hosting the trip involves setting up the trip and organizing the car shift. All Paddlers are responsible for their own safety. Members of the trip will provide any assistance they can in unusual situations, but make no claims of abilities.

The extended trip is recommended for experienced paddlers with moving water skills only.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in, on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Contact for CSC: is Tom Eckels at thomasreckels@gmail.com

Contact for Statelinepaddlers: The club e-mail list, or e-mail to jreuter@pobox.com, or call Jeff Reuter at cell phone (815) 449-8502

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Hope to see you there.

WAG at 12 miles

Canceled do to high water – Kishwaukee Paddle on 4 July 2017

We are hosting a combined paddle with Prairie State Canoeists and State Line Paddlers on the Kishwaukee River from Bauman Park in Cherry Valley to Seth Atwood Forest Preserve on 4 July 2017.
We will meet at Bauman Park about 09:30, and plan to run the car shift by 10:00. If there is enough interest, the trip can be extended to the rest area on State Route 2 about ½ mile downstream from Meridian Road on the Rock River, and we will run car shuttles to both locations. Parking at Bauman Park is crowded on 4 July, so I suggest you arriving early. Also some people are going to have breakfast at Cherry Valley Café at 9 am as well if you are interested.

Disclaimer:
I am not a professional leader, and State Line Paddlers has no profession leaders. Hosting the trip involves setting up the trip and organizing the car shift. All Paddlers are responsible for their own safety. Members of the trip will provide any assistance they can in unusual situations, but make no claims of abilities.

The extended trip is recommended for experienced paddlers with moving water skills only.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in, on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Contact for Statelinepaddlers: The club e-mail list, or e-mail to jreuter@pobox.com, or call Jeff Reuter at cell phone (815)449-8502

Contact for CSC: is Tom Eckels at thomasreckels@gmail.com

Jeff Reuter

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Sugar River Paddle, Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

We will meet at Yale Bridge on Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 at about 9:00 AM. The canoe launch is north of Sugar River Forest Preserve as shown in the map below. We will shuttle at 9:30 and try to be on the water 10ish.
The lower Sugar River is a winding river for moderate paddlers. It is usually a somewhat slower current however it is at higher water levels it can be stronger. It is has a sand bottom with some tree dams to go around. The section of the sugar we will run is from Yale Bridge Road to Two Rivers Forest Preserve or Mack Town. The trip will be all down river except for the last 1500 feet going upstream on the Pecatonica River to the take out in Two Rivers Forest Preserve. If you want to go on the longer trip we will briefly stop at Two Rivers Forest Preserve to make sure anyone gets out that needs too and then we will continue to Mack Town. Bring a lunch or snack as we will be stopping on a sand bar along way if we can find one. I will go over a few pointers about paddling on a river just before we put in for the beginners if we have any.
The short trip will be 7.6 miles or about 3.5 hours if you want to do the longer trip it would be about 16.5 miles or about 7 hours weather permitting of course. Jeff Reuter will be hosting this paddle for more info call me on my cell at 815-494-8502. Here is a map of where we will be.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to: Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet Hydration/drinking water BYO Lunch, BYO Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome
I will also attach a map below

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Saturday 3 June 2017

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Saturday 3 June 2017.

We will meet at the launch site at 4th St (Route 213), Beloit, WI in the bicycle co. parking lot, just north of the Rock River at 09:30 am.

For a shorter trip, if there is interest, we can run a second shuttle on the other side of the river to stop at Macktown FP.
It is about a 6.5 to Macktown and 13 mile trip to Riverside Park.
The car shuttle will leave at 10:00. This should allow us to be on the river at 10:30.
We will stop for lunch at the Rockton Dam that we have to portage around.
The long term weather forecast calls for change of rain, high 69°F.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s),
PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Jeff Reuter and Tom Meyen

Sign up on facebook, the club e-mail list, or contact:
Jeff Reuter at jreuter@pobox.com –cell (815) 494-8502
Tom Meyen at hereagain@grics.net – cell (815) 441-2021

Here is where we start in Beliot, WI

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It was Partly Cloudy and 79 deg.  The gage at Rockton was at 6.17 and 8670 Cubic Feet/second.

Young at Heart Parade 2017

StatelinePaddlers, I have signed the statelinepaddlers up for the 2017 Young at Heart Parade again this year. This years theme is “Preserve the Environment” and the colors are Blue, Yellow, and Green. I am looking for any idea’s and volunteers. I have attached the the letter from the parade committee and some pictures from what we looked like last year. https://www.facebook.com/events/422565864768360/

Turtle Creek paddle from O’Reily Road to Sweet Allyn Park

Jeff Reuter is hosting a Stateline Paddlers trip on Turtle Creek** This Sunday, May, 28, 2017 ** Car shift will be at 10:00, plan to be there 09:30 to 09:45 to unload. The trip is about 11 miles. 

The launch is at on O’Reily Road about 400 meters (1/4 mile) east of the bridge in a small forests preserve. Take out will be in Sweet Allyn Park on the East side of Beloit.

If you need directions to the launch, From Illinois, take I-39 North to I-43, get off at Rt. 140 go north about 1/2 mile to Townline Rd., then East about 4 miles to O’Reily Rd and turn North. (Last time I was there, the sign for O’Riley Rd. was missing, but if you turn North (Left) at the road just before the dead end sign you are on it. The road turns right after the bridge, and the launch is at the curve in the road.

Weather is predicted to be partly cloudly with a high of 74° F, and 11 MPH winds. Turtle creek is somewhat sheltered so the wind should not be much of a problem. The water will be a little cold, and with the recent rain there should be plenty. Dress accordingly.

The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water.
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult.
Adults must sign in, on waiver sheet.
Hydration/drinking water BYO.
Lunch BYO.
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing

Contact: This list, e-mail to jreuter@pobox.com, or my cell phone (815)494-8502, or sign up on the SLP Face Book Page.

Jeff Reuter

Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome
— Mad City Paddlers too. Dick, please post this trip to that list.

StatelinePadders Pot-luck on Sunday, February 26, 2017

StatelinePaddlers,
It is getting to be that time a year again! Where we start to think about next year trips and getting our new flyer made. That being said, our next meeting will be a Pot-luck on Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be at Dick Dale home at 3491 Field Crest Court, Beloit, WI 53511. Please reply with what you will be bringing to the Pot-luck or to Dick’s email at dick@dickdale.org. This way Dick will know about how many people are coming and if emailed to the club email everyone else will know what you are bringing as well.

Bring your trips ideas and dates if possible to the meeting so we can get the flyer reedy before Canoecopia if possible. Canoecopia this year is on March 10-12 2017. Also this year I would like to update our movie ad with pictures from last years paddles. If you could please send me your best pictures from last years paddles or bring them with you to the meeting on a USB drive that would be be great.

2017 New year’s day paddle on Kishwaukee River

New year’s day paddle on Kishwaukee River
I will not be going to this paddle ask Laura Rissman about this paddle.
Bauman to Kishwaukee Park. May go farther ,Atwood, if the winds die down. Can decide that day.
We will be at Bauman at 10 am. Car shift at 1020. On the water by 11 am.
I ashow the weather as a high of 33 with winds out of the south at 5 to 10 MPH so dress warm.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s), PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult
Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO,
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Laura Rissman
Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park (9-18-16)

Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Sunday 18 September 2016.
We will meet at the launch site at 4th St (Route 213), Beloit, WI in the back parking lot of the Beloit Bicycle Company, just north of the Rock River at 09:30 am.
For a shorter trip, if there is interest, we can run a second shuttle on the other side of the river to stop at Macktown FP.
It is about a 6.5 to Macktown and 13 mile trip to Riverside Park.
The car shuttle will leave at 10:00. This should allow us to be on the river at 10:30.
We will stop for lunch at the Rockton Dam that we have to portage around.
The long term weather forecast calls for sunny, high 76°F, with no chance of rain.
The usual rules apply including but not limited to:
Participants provide their own suitable canoe or kayak, paddle(s),
PFD/approved life jackets, and wear PFD on water
Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult Adults must sign in on waiver sheet
Hydration/drinking water BYO
Lunch BYO
Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing
Hosted by Jeff Reuter

Sign up on facebook, the club e-mail list, or contact:
Jeff Reuter at jreuter@pobox.com at 815-494-8502
Here is where we start in Beliot, WI

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Trip report for Rock River from Beloit to Riverside Park, Sunday 18 September 2016,

The Rock River was running good at 5170 cubic feet/second at a height of 4.3 Feet in Roscoe.   We got a late start on the car shift and did not get on the water until about 11 am.  We them paddled 13.36 miles.  It was mostly sunny with a temp of 75 and got warmer as the day when on.  We saw many bald eagles and many blue herons and it was a great day for a paddle.  We had 4 kayaks and 2 tandem canoes.  I also posted picture on out face book page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/statelinepaddlers/?ref=bookmarks