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.
Biking the Beaver Island trail, trying to beat approaching thunderstorms
Originally uploaded by TedSher
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 http://www.mnrrwatertrail.org/ 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.