Friday, April 24, 2009
See you tomorrow
A 20 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m.
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
North northeast winds around 10 mph.
Light to no rain, and it ends as we begin. Mild winds. Cool enough to work up a good paddling sweat. Awesome!
Just a reminder to newcomers, we do not have boats available for rent or loan at the event. The best place locally to rent boats is Nyberg's Ace in Sioux Falls, the one located at 12th St. and Kiwanis Ave. rents canoes and kayaks.
The River of the Double Bend Campground in Trent, S.D., might rent to you as well. I would Google them and call ahead if you are boat-needy.
See you tomorrow. Arrive ahead of time to give us all a chance to get acquainted and to ferry some vehicles to the dam.
We'll have a short safety briefing at approximately 9:45 a.m. with hopes of launching shortly thereafter. In summary: Safety is the No. 1 thing about this event. All other concerns are secondary.
But this is a safe route. We all need to be aware of strainers and debris, and stay way to the left of the dam at the end.
E-mail me if you have questions! See you tomorrow.