Thursday, June 4, 2009

Missouri River trip not happening Saturday


The organizers and staff of the Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR) Water Trail kickoff event, scheduled for Saturday morning near Vermillion, have postponed the event until sometime later this summer.

Why? Weather. There are thunderstorm warnings and the winds are supposed to be unfriendly.

On the bright side, more than 100 paddlers were due to turn out, and this event will happen, only on a better day.

The organization's Web site is located at if the trip is news to you. No date has been set for the make-up date.

Sunday was the proposed backup date, but it's out as the weather all weekend down there is questionable.

But the SDCA paddling fair on Sunday at 11 a.m. is on. We'll post if the weather prevents the event, but we'll be out with boats.


Current Lake Alvin forecast says there's a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday, with mostly cloudy and a high of 65.

That event is, I say again, a go.

As soon as the Missouri River kickoff event is rescheduled, we'll have information here.

1 comment:

John Adler said...

Too bad the weather didn't cooperate. But, 3 of us made the trip anyway. We waited a bit and fortunately got a break in the worst weather and got the full 11.3 mile trip in without incident. Pictures will soon be on Pat's site and my blog.

We thought about asking where everyone else was and that we got tired of waiting. : )