Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Fall Paddle Cometh - Muskegon River
Our good friend and Kruger paddling Champion, Jack (aka. the Hammer) Mugittroyd, has invited everyone along on a "super float" down the beautiful Muskegon River. What is a "super float" you ask, well it is a down river paddling trip that is intended to be a little more laid back than what some of us are used to. Toby would call it "a fun trip " we will not be racing, and the biggest Challenge we hope to encounter is how to fit all the steaks on the grill at the same time. Yup, Jack is a bit tired out from all of his hard core racing this year and wants to just take it easy on a nice river with a bunch of great friends. Please feel free to pass this invitation on to whoever you might think interested.
Here are the details we have so far:
Start at Cadillac Road at 10am Tuesday, October 2nd. According to the map in the "Canoeing Michigan Rivers" book there is a primitive campground there that might be a good place to camp the night before the start.
Paddle about 170 miles downriver in 6 days and finish up Sunday, October 7th in the town of Muskegon. This averages out to about 28 miles a day.
Here are the details we do not have so far:
Shuttle, just like all paddle trips we will have to start getting this figured out. There might be a few different shuttle services we can contact?
Camping, this will totally depend on how many of us show up. There is plenty of wilderness along this river shore for us to search out large spots for many tents. There are also a few public campgrounds that we might take advantage of along the way, some even have showers!
Why start on a Tuesday you ask? Well, it's funny you would ask, even though Jack is pooped out he had already committed to the Iron Mushroom (find complete info here https://sites.google.com/site/vkmchallenge/iron-mushroom ) and would not want to miss out on this hard core VKM Challenge. It runs from September 28th to Monday October 1st, if anyone wants to join us for this tough 90 mile run please feel free, misery loves company!!!
That's it for now,