April starts our main paddling season off with a bang with the FORTIETH annual paddle on the Big Pine. That’s right, Garry Hill has been kind enough to wrangle paddlers and their gear and boats onto this small stream in Attica, IN for forty years. Garry has it down to a science and it’s much smoother than herding cats, as a lot of river trips can easily compare to. Thanks for including the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club in your adventures, Garry!
We have a lot more trips and training sessions scheduled for this year, and adding to the trip calendar is one of the newer sections: paddle fishing. This section will be dedicated to paddling leisurely while fishing, which can be difficult to do on a normal paddling trip. Please see John’s write up in this newsletter (April 2017) and contact him if you’re interested.
As more trips and warm weather come our way, remember that the water takes a lot longer to warm up. Always be dressed for the swim and have a change of clothes with you and one waiting for you in the car. I hope you can get out and beat the summer crowds and enjoy some spring paddling and I hope to see you all on the water at some point this year!