Sunday, March 28, 2010

Niobrara River trip set for April 17-18

Niobrara River
Originally uploaded by adventures of eek
An exciting early season paddling cruise is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, on the Niobrara River, near Valentine, Neb.

SDCKA member Pete Larsen invites paddlers to join him on a two-day, one-night camping trip on this scenic river that is about 4.5 hours drive from Sioux Falls.

The cruise begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday vehicle shuttle and launch about 11 a.m. A four-hour paddle is the plan for the first day.

Individuals and/or groups must provide their own food, but Pete suggested anyone who enjoys dutch oven cooking should bring their gear and recipes for a campsite potluck of sorts.

Sunday's paddle is about 4 hours as well. Participants should be loading up to drive home about 2 p.m. that day.

I'll put a more detailed post about this trip up tomorrow. You can call the toll-free number to the right of this entry to reach Pete and sign on for this cruise. Please confirm your participation before Tax Day, April 15.

We invite members familiar with the area to share their stories here on the blog.

Don't forget the South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association Earth Day cruise is Saturday, April 24, at the powwow grounds north of Flandreau on the Big Sioux River.

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