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Stateline Paddlers meeting (Pizza Party)

Our February Stateline Paddlers meeting will be a Pizza party and Jeff and Patti Reuter’s home on Feb 15, 2014 starting at 6:00 PM.  Jeff and Patti live at 10407 Lansdowne Dr., Machesney Park, IL.  Bring your best friend and munchies to share.  Jeff and Patti will furnish the pizza and soda.  We will need to put our events in this year’s flyer so bring you calendars.  Please RSVP Jeff at jreuter@pobox.com or call 815-494-8502 so we have a idea of who and what kind of pizza you like.  See you there.

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Rock River – Oregon to Grand Detour

I am leading a Stateline Paddlers trip from Oregon to Grand Detour on the Rock River.
Saturday – 9 November 2013
Car shift at 10:00, arrive 09:30 to 09:45 for time to unload.

The starting point is at 190 N River Road Oregon, IL or link at

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=190+N+River+Road+Oregon,+IL&hl=en&ll=42.017991,-89.322367&spn=0.017089,0.035362&sll=41.977614,-89.321938&sspn=0.136802,0.282898&hnear=190+N+River+Rd,+Oregon,+Illinois+61061&t=m&z=15

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 hereagain@grics.net, or my cell phone (815)441-2021
Harry T. (Tom) Meyen
Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

River trip Turtle Creek in Wisconsin

River trip Turtle Creek in Wisconsin
Sun, November 3, 9:30am – 4:00pm
42.595713,-88.790797 (O’Reily Road and Turtle creek)
StatelinePaddlers
This is the last trip of the year that I will lead. Weather is predicted to be in the low 50s, and the water will be getting cold. Dress accordingly. Check this list Saturday. If the weather turns bad, or no one responds, I will cancel. I am leading a Stateline Paddlers trip on Turtle Creek** Sunday November 3, 2013 ** 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. 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 hereagain@grics.net, or my cell phone (815)441-2021 Harry T. (Tom) Meyen Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Rock River trip from Mactown Forest Preserve to Atwood Homestead Park

Rock River trip from Mactown Forest Preserve to Atwood Homestead Park
Sat, October 19, 9:30am – 3:00pm
42.445185,-89.07965 (Mactown Forest Preserve)
StatelinePaddlers
Stateline Paddlers Rock River trip from Mactown Forest Preserve to Atwood Homestead Park on Saturday Oct 19, 2013. Car shift will be at 10:00, plan to be there 09:30 to 09:45 to unload at the Mactown Forest Preserve boat launch. Mactown Forest Preserve is at the comer of Freport road or IL route 75 and Wagon Wheel road in Rockton, IL. (42.445185,-89.07965) Note: the Mactown boat launch is the next road to the right passed the Visitors building and down the hill to the river. The trip is almost 10 miles. Because of the colder weather setting in remember to dress for the water. This can be a beginners paddle has boat traffic will be light if any at all. 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 and sign waiver sheet, Hydration/drinking water, Lunch (we will likely stop at the Riverside Park), Dump bag – Dry bag w/change of clothing Contact: Jeff Reuter at phone (815)494-8502 or e-mail at jreuter@pobox.com Members of Stateline Paddlers and guests welcome Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Paddle the Upper Wisconsin Dells

Paddle the Upper Wisconsin Dells
Sat, October 12, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wisconsin Dells, wi
StatelinePaddlers
Debbie and I are going to paddle the upper Dells on Oct 12th. If anyone wants to go we will be meeting at Rock Cut @ 8:30 AM. Leaving there at 9:00 sharp. Plan to be on the water by 11- 1130 , latest. Bring the usual gear for paddling and safety. Also bring hydration and a lunch. We will stop for ice cream after !!!! Cold will not stop us. Only rain will makes us reschedule this. So dress for the water and air temps. If you would rather meet us at the put in let me know and I will put out directions. See you then. Laura

(Changed Date) Rock River paddle from Castle Rock State Park to Lowell Park

I am leading a Stateline Paddlers trip from Castle Rock State Park to Lowell Park, Dixon on Sunday October 6, 2013. Car shift will be at 10:00, plan to be there 09:30 to 09:45 to unload. The trip is about 13 miles. If some wish a shorter trip, you can stop at Grand Detour, about 6 1/2 miles.
The trip is stating at Castle rock because Oregon has a BIG festival that week end, and a car/tractor show at East Park making parking uncertain. We will stop for lunch at Grand Detour.
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 hereagain@grics.net, or my cell phone (815)441-2021
Harry T. (Tom) Meyen
Members of Stateline paddlers and guests welcome
Members of Prairie State Canoeists and guests welcome

Paddle the Kishwaukee river from Baumann Park to Atwood Park on 9/21/2013

Paddle the Kishwaukee river from Baumann Park in Cherry Valley to Atwood Park on 9/21/2013.

We will meet at 9:30 am on 9/21/2013 at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley.  Car shift at 10 am and be on the water at 10:30 am.  Bring a lunch, for we will be eating half way down at Black Hawk Road.  The water gauge today is at 5.54 feet and running at 242 cubic feet per second.  I hope we will get some more rain on Thursday and Friday to help with water levels.

Both the Stateline Paddlers and Prairie State Canoeists or anyone are invited to come.  The water levels are low so the risk to paddle is low.  However if we get a lot of rain the conditions could change.

 

For more information call Jeff Reuter at 815-494-8502.

Wisconsin River paddle From Spring Green, WI to Gotham

Wisconsin River paddle on Sunday, Aug. 25 2013 10am to 2pm From Spring Green, WI to Gotham
Starts at Pecks Landing (North East side of the Wisconsin River on 23) to Gotham Boat landing
Pecks Landing Longitude: -90.06 Latitude: 43.1464 There is a small road on the east side of 23 just north of the Wisconsin River bridge that leads to the landing.
This will be about a 3.5 hour paddle will lunch somewhere in the middle on a sand bar. We will meet at Pecks Landing at 10am with a car shift at 10:30am.
beginner paddlers – Nothing to go around but sand bars
call Maripat at 608-295-9141 if you have questions