It’s time to paddle Raccoon Creek!
Date: Saturday October 19, 2019. 8:30am
Meeting Location: In front of Sparky's Roadhouse across from Cecil M. Harden Recreational Area Main Entrance (8608 E. US-36, Rockville, IN 47872)
Sponsor: Toni Harris 317.319.7534
Gear Needed: Boat, PFD, paddle, Please wear appropriate layers for the weather, trash bag or two to help clean up as we go. Please bring water and some water tight snacks for our lunch stop in Mansfield (or bring cash to purchase food at the festival).
WEATHER: Weather during this time can be chilly, so keep an eye on the forecast!…please dress in layers and wear proper protection for head, hands and feet!
Purpose: To continue the Annual Fall Colors Paddle in honor of Dwon and Joy Miller who are lifetime members of HCKC and have made significant contributions to the continuance of the sport. The Millers come still to the Covered Bridge Festival every year to enjoy the beautiful Indiana Fall Colors even though they aren’t on the water with us anymore.
Plan: After we meet in the morning we will proceed to the put in location where we will drop off boats and gear just East of the base of the Cecil M Harden Lake Dam (next to the bridge off Frankton Road), then designate how many vehicles will need to be delivered to the takeout location in Bridgeton. Parking will be a challenge so the sooner we can designate this the better!
We will have safety boaters along with the trip and our residence Swiftwater Rescue Instructors Richard Clapham and John Gates will be setting up at any potential locations to assist with paddlers having issues.
Lunch stop will be in Mansfield, IN and then if time allows we will continue on to Bridgeton near the Bridge to conclude the approximate 10 mile trip.
LETS MAKE IT A WEEKEND! We are talking about camping here overnight and of course fixing a delicious meal. Sunday if there's enough interest we may decide to make another run if you can't make it on Saturday (please let us know)