Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Joint paddle/hike on Sept 24th

from Emily
We will have our joint paddle/ hike with the Algoma Paddlers on Sept 24 to finish the paddling season.   All members of the Coureurs de Bois and Algoma Paddlers are welcome to join us for the Potluck at the end of the day, even if you have not paddled and hiked that day.

Here is how the day will look.

Where:  Meet  at Miners' Monument   along Hwy 108 in Elliot Lake
When:  9:30 am Saturday , Sept 24
What: Drive to Snowbirds Clubhouse to drop off Potluck goodies.  
 Drive to boat launch on Elliot Lake.
 Paddlers launch Voyageur Canoe or kayaks and head west on Elliot Lake  to western  end of the lake.
Leave boats at sandy area at  a   ski doo trail. 
 Hike to High Rocks overlooking Elliot Lake. 
 Enjoy  your  lunch.
Return to boats and paddle back to boat launch.
Drive to Clubhouse for Potluck Supper at 5: 00 pm.  

Details for Paddle/ Hike
We can use our own kayaks but Wally Van Dyke from the Algoma Paddlers will bring a Voyageur Canoe.   We  need  at least 12  people interested  in paddling the Voyageur Canoe.   If not, we will ALL  be in kayaks.    Advantages to being in the big canoe are that it is easier to carry gear and we all get to our destination  at the same time! 
People are certainly  welcome to paddle their own kayaks, if they choose.

Details for Potluck:
Each person attending the Potluck is asked to bring one of the following items;
a dessert OR
a tray of sandwiches 

The Coureurs de Bois  will provide  hot soup for the potluck.   
Make sure to bring your hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes for the hike to the High Rocks.  Make sure you pack a lunch for our hike .  Bring along the food for the  Potluck Supper. That will  be delivered to the Clubhouse before we begin our paddle/ hike.
If you are bringing your own kayak, bring your usual paddling gear.  If you are in the Voyageur Canoe life jackets and paddles are provided by Wally.

Please remember that all members of the Algoma Paddlers and the Coureurs de Bois are welcome to attend the Potluck Supper EVEN if they choose not to paddle and hike.
Please note the food items we ask you to bring for the Potluck

Please contact Emily or Wally before Sept 21 if you would like  to join us for the paddle/hike on that date OR if you would just like to join us for the Potluck at the Clubhouse.  Please let us know what you are going to bring for the Potluck.