Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club

Upcoming events

    • 2019-01-01
    • TBD
    • 6
    Register


    Date:
      January 01, 2019
    Leader: Dave Watts

    Co-Leader: Susan Allman 
    Location:  TBD (Somewhere on the Kishwaukee River)
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Cold Water Paddling
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  Join us for a 'New Years Day' paddle. It will be on a stretch of the Kishwaukee River - Put-In location TBD. This will be a cold weather paddle. 

    YOU MUST BE PREPARED & DRESSED PROPERLY FOR THE WATER & AIR TEMPERATURE. YOU MUST HAVE A DUMP BAG. YOU MUST HAVE RIVER PADDLING SKILLS & BOAT CONTROL. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER PADDLE EVENT. 

    Contact trip leader to be added to the email contact list, for trip details & answers to questions, this is the ONLY way to stay informed as to the details of the trip. This posting will not be updated with trip details.

    • 2019-01-05
    • 5:30 PM
    • El Barrio Restaurant, Mundelein, IL
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    Date(s):
      Saturday, January 5, 2019
    Leader: 
    Tom & Anna Croak
    Location:  El Barrio Restaurant, 1122 Diamond Lake Road, Mundelein, IL (847) 566-0475
    Details: Kick off the new year with your paddling friends at the
    PSC January Social 2019.
    Cash Bar: 5:30 p.m. Pay individually
    Supper: 6:30 p.m. Order individually from the menu|
    We expect to pay individually for supper.
    Directions: The restaurant is on Diamond Lake Road, between Route 60/83 and Route 45. 
    Please contact Tom or Anna Croak at
    paddler6@earthlink.net or 847-948-8794 by January 2 2019, so we can provide a count for the restaurant. We will have a semi-private room on the balcony overlooking the main floor. Please join us.


    • 2019-01-06
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
    • 15
    Registration is closed


    Date(s):
      January 6, 2019
    Leader:   John Chase
    Location:  Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  Join us for a two-hour skill-builder session where we will practice various deep-water kayak rescue techniques during the winter open pool session at Naperville North High School. 

    We will practice assisted and self rescue techniques. This is not a structured class but is an opportunity to practice skills with support. This program is perfect for paddlers who have previously performed rescues and are looking to refine their skills. These techniques are used when in deep water where shore access is not immediately available. We will not be practicing river rescue technique (i.e. throw bag use, entrapment, pinned boat, etc.)

    If you are bringing your own boat, it must be completely free of leaves, dirt, etc. before entering the pool.

    Participants must wear a properly fitted PFD. You are encouraged to bring your own boat paddle. Whitewater kayaks and paddles are available for rent for $5.

    Payment to the Naperville Park District (cash only) is required on-site to participate. 

    • 2019-01-27
    • 4:30 PM
    • Woodland Plastics, 1340 W. National Ave., Addison, Illinois 60101
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    Date(s):
      January 27, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson
    Co-Leader:   John Chase
    Location: Woodland Plastics, 1340 W. National Ave., Addison, Illinois 60101
    Details: 
    PSC board meetings are open to the general membership.

    • 2019-02-10
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
    • 15
    Registration is closed


    Date(s):
      February 10, 2019
    Leader:   John Chase
    Location:  Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  Join us for a two-hour skill-builder session where we will practice various deep-water kayak rescue techniques during the winter open pool session at Naperville North High School. 

    We will practice assisted and self rescue techniques. This is not a structured class but is an opportunity to practice skills with support. This program is perfect for paddlers who have previously performed rescues and are looking to refine their skills. These techniques are used when in deep water where shore access is not immediately available. We will not be practicing river rescue technique (i.e. throw bag use, entrapment, pinned boat, etc.)

    If you are bringing your own boat, it must be completely free of leaves, dirt, etc. before entering the pool.

    Participants must wear a properly fitted PFD. You are encouraged to bring your own boat paddle. Whitewater kayaks and paddles are available for rent for $5.

    Payment to the Naperville Park District (cash only) is required on-site to participate. 

    • 2019-02-23
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 North River Rd., Rosemont, IL

    Date(s): February 23,2019
    Leader: Dan Kohler

    Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL

    Details: 2019 Wild Things Conference - Wild Things Community


    This is a notice to PSC members and guests that the 2019 Wild Things Conference will be held on February 23, 2019. We would like to see 200 waterway users attend the 2019 conference. After attending the conference, please fill out the after-conference review questionnaire suggesting additional focus on waterways at future conferences, the conference will then be able to dedicate additional presentation sessions as well as conference floor space to Water content themes.


     Wild Things 2019 Conference Schedule

     Wild Things 2019 Registration

    • 2019-02-23
    • 6:00 PM
    • Famous Dave's, 1631 W Lake St. Addison, IL
    Register



    Date:  February 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM
    Leader:  Melinda Tury  630-234-7567

    Come on out and enjoy a fun filled evening with fellow paddlers at Famous Dave’s in Addison! Centrally located in the western suburbs 1/2 mile east of I-355 on Lake St (Rt. 20), south side of the street. 

    Cocktails at 6:00; dinner at 7:30. This is a great way to help break up the winter doldrums!!!! 

     

    • 2019-03-08
    • 2019-03-10
    • Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
    Register
    Date(s):  March 8 - 10, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson
    Location:  Alliant Energy Center 1919, Alliant Energy Way, Madison, WI
    Details:  We are looking for volunteers to spend an hour or two at the PSC booth to represent the club and answer questions. The goal is to promote the club and to encourage paddlers to join us as new members! Let us know if you will be attending and can assist. Check out the Canoecopia Show Guide... for more information.


    • 2019-03-17
    • 2019-03-31
    • West Plains, MO
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    Date(s):
    March 17 - 31, 2019
    Leader: Greg Vitale
    Co-Leader:   Various
    Location:  West Plains, MO
    Skill Level:  Intermediate
    Category:  Day Trips
    Details: 
    Once again, we'll be heading south in March and  paddling many of the fine rivers in Southern MO and Northern AR. 

    Intermediate paddling skills are required as is emailing Greg at vitol_g@yahoo.com if you'd like to join us in early spring paddling.

    We will be based out of Twin Bridges Canoe and Campground, located on the Norfork River about 20 miles west of West Plains, MO. 

    Twin Bridges has cabins, camping, and an RV park lodging choices; and some meals are available at Twin Bridges.

    Rivers likely to be paddled may include:

    Big Piney River, MO

    Current River, MO

    Little Piney River, MO

    Little Piney Creek, MO

    Jacks Fork River, MO

    Norfork River, MO

    Sugar and Indian Creeks, MO

    Spring River, AR

    Eleven Point River, MO

    Bryant Creek,, MO

    And others depending on water levels.



    • 2019-03-30
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Izaak Walton Home, 899 Jay Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120
    Register


    Date(s):
      March 30, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson
    Co-Leader:   John Chase
    Location:  Izaak Walton Home, 899 Jay Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120
    Details: 
    PSC board meetings are open to the general membership.

    • 2019-04-17
    • 9:30 AM
    • Elgin to St. Charles
    Register

    Date:  April 17, 2019

    Leader:  Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Elgin to St. Charles
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the first Wednesday trip of the year. This section of the Fox River is wide and appropriate for all skill levels. This about a 5-6 mile paddle and we will not stop for lunch. Bring water, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2019-05-01
    • 9:30 AM
    • Northeast Illinois
    Register


    Date(s):
      May 1, 2019
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: Northeast Illinois
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip                                                                                                Details:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We will be paddling the DesPlaines River from Russell Rd. to Wadsworth Rd. This section is peaceful and senic, and is appropriate for anyone, regardless of skill level.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2019-05-08
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, Addison, IL
    Register


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    Date(s):
    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194
    Co-Leader:  John Anderson  630-487-6865
    Location:  Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Evening Paddle
    Details:  We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 pm from Crickett Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 pm) at HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important! Please contact Steve Sinderson by phone 630-878-1194 if you have any questions. 


    • 2019-05-15
    • 9:30 AM
    • West Chicago, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
      May 15, 2019
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: West Branch of the DuPage River (St. Charles Rd  to Mack Rd.)
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    Category: Day
    Trip                                                                                                 Details: We will be paddling the West Branch of the DuPage River from St.Charles Rd. to Mack Rd. This section is peaceful and senic, but it is narrow and may have obstructions that you will need to maneuver or portage around. This trip is appropiate for anyone who has reliable paddling skills.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2019-05-19
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15545 West Oak Spring Road Libertyville, IL 60048


    Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

    Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon

    • 2019-05-19
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Patterson Lake, Aurora
    • 15
    Register


    Date(s):  May 19, 2019
    Leader: Marlene Bertolozzi
    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  Patterson Lake, Aurora
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  

    This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Canoe & Kayak. It will be held at Oakhurst FP, a sheltered lake in Aurora. This ACA curriculum will teach you the basics of paddling your kayak. Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters.

    Pricing:

    Early bird registration: $15 for PSC members, $35 for non-members (if registered by March 31)

    Regular pricing: $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members (between April 1 and May 16)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Early bird rate is in effect until March 31. Registration will close on May 16.

    • 2019-05-19
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Patterson Lake, Aurora
    • 15
    Register


    Date(s):  May 19, 2019
    Leader: Dave Watts
    Co-Leader:  
    Location:  Patterson Lake, Aurora
    Skill Level:  Beginner
    Category:  Instruction
    Details:  

    This is the first in our PSC Training Series, Introduction to Paddling for Canoe & Kayak. It will be held at Oakhurst FP, a sheltered lake in Aurora. This ACA curriculum will teach you the basics of paddling your canoe. Some paddling strokes you will learn include: fwd, rev, stop, spin (pivot), sideways (abeam), turning and many other skills to paddle your craft skillfully on calm protected waters.

    Pricing:

    Early bird registration: $15 for PSC members, $35 for non-members (if registered by March 31)

    Regular pricing: $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members (between April 1 and May 16)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Early bird rate is in effect until March 31. Registration will close on May 16.

    • 2019-05-22
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, Addison, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194
    Co-Leader:  John Anderson  630-487-6865
    Location:  Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Evening Paddle
    Details:  We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 pm from Crickett Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 pm) at HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important! Please contact Steve Sinderson by phone 630-878-1194 if you have any questions. 


    • 2019-05-29
    • 9:30 AM
    • West Chicago, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
      May 29, 2019
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: West Chicago (Mack Rd to McDowell Grove)
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
    Category: Day Trip                                                                                        Details: We will be paddling the West Branch of the DuPage River from Mack Rd. to McDowell Grove. This section is senic and has some riffles, and is appropiate for anyone who has basic paddling skills.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2019-06-02
    • 4:30 PM
    • Woodland Plastics, 1340 W. National Ave., Addison, Illinois 60101
    Register


    Date(s):
      June 02, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson
    Co-Leader:   John Chase
    Location: Woodland Plastics, 1340 W. National Ave., Addison, Illinois 60101
    Details: 
    PSC board meetings are open to the general membership.

    • 2019-06-05
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, Addison, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194
    Co-Leader:  John Anderson  630-487-6865
    Location:  Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Evening Paddle
    Details:  We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 pm from Crickett Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 pm) at HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important! Please contact Steve Sinderson by phone 630-878-1194 if you have any questions. 


    • 2019-06-08
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DuPage River, Shorewood (Hammel Woods)
    • 15
    Register

    Date:       June 8, 2019
    Leader:    Marlene Bertolozzi
    Location:  DuPage River, Shorewood (Hammel Woods)
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:     Instruction

    This class will teach basic moving water skills that every river kayaker should have. Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Paddling class, and will learn such maneuvers as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs.

    Students will also receive instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards.

    PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Paddling class. If you have not attended the PSC Introduction to Kayaking class, you must contact the Lead Instructor, Marlene Bertolozzi, by clicking on the blue name link, before registering.

    Pricing:

    Early bird registration: $15 for PSC members, $35 for non-members (if registered by May 25)

    Regular pricing: $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members (after May 25)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    • 2019-06-09
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DuPage River, Shorewood
    • 15
    Register

    Date: June 9, 2019

    Leader: Dave Watts
    Location: DuPage River, Shorewood
    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
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    This class will teach basic moving water skills that every river canoeist should have. Students will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Paddling class, and will learn such maneuvers as upstream ferries, downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel outs. This class is open to both tandem & solo canoes.

    Students will also receive instruction on reading the river and recognizing hazards.

    PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the PSC Introduction to Paddling class. If you have not attended the PSC Introduction to Canoe class, you must contact the Lead Instructor, Dave Watts, by clicking on the blue name link, before registering.

    Pricing:

    Early bird registration: $15 for PSC members, $35 for non-members (if registered by May 25)

    Regular pricing: $20 for PSC members, $40 for non-PSC members (between May 26 and June 3)

    Participants will need to bring their own boat, paddle, PFD, snacks, lunch, and all personal items. Instructors will contact participants prior to the event with special instructions or equipment needs.

    ACA membership is required for participation. You will be asked to purchase a $5 one-day membership or supply your ACA member number at checkout.

    Registration will close on June 3

    • 2019-06-12
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sycamore
    Register

    Date(s):  June 12, 2019
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Rt. 64 (Sycamore) 
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the first section in a series of trips along the Kishwaukee River South Branch. This part is rarely paddled and has a rural feel. It will be a 9 mile paddle. Bring water, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2019-06-19
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, Addison, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194
    Co-Leader:  John Anderson  630-487-6865
    Location:  Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Evening Paddle
    Details:  We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 pm from Crickett Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 pm) at HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important! Please contact Steve Sinderson by phone 630-878-1194 if you have any questions. 


    • 2019-06-26
    • 9:30 AM
    • Genoa
    Register


    Date:
      June 26, 2019
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Baseline Road to Kingston
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the second section of the Kishwaukee River South Branch series. It is a 9 mile paddle. Bring a drink, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. 9:30 car shift. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2019-07-10
    • 9:30 AM
    • Kingston
    Register


    Date(s):
      July 10, 2019
    Leader: 
    Susan Allman
    Co-Leader:   Steve LaPorte
    Location:  Kingston (to Kirkland)
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day trip
    Details:  This is the final section of the Kishwaukee River South Branch series. It is about a 9 mile paddle. Bring water, lunch, PFD, and dress appropriately for the water & weather. Contact trip leader for more details.

    • 2019-07-17
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek Forest preserve, Addison, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194
    Co-Leader:  John Anderson  630-487-6865
    Location:  Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Evening Paddle
    Details:  We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 pm from Crickett Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 pm) at HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important! Please contact Steve Sinderson by phone 630-878-1194 if you have any questions. 


    • 2019-07-19
    • 2019-07-21
    • Southwest Wisconsin
    Register


    Date(s):
      July 19 - 21, 2019
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader:
    Location:  Southwest Wisconsin
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  River Camping
    Details:

    Come join us for our annual four-river trip on the Kickapoo River, the Wisconsin River, the Mississippi River and the Wyalusing Canoe Trail in southwestern Wisconsin.  In one weekend, you will paddle a narrow, meandering river (Kickapoo), a wide recreational river (Wisconsin), a maritime superhighway (Mississippi), and lush bayou (Wyalusing backwaters).  The put-in will depend on the condition of the Kickapoo River, but in no case will this trip be rated above “advanced beginner”.

    We plan to camp on sandbars on the Wisconsin River, but by Saturday night we will be in an area of the river where the sandbars are covered when the river is high.  I have reserved a campsite at Wyalusing State Park for 7/20/19, just in case we can’t camp on the river that night.  I recommend that anyone else who wants to join us do the same, and do it soon since Wyalusing is a very popular park.  (If you waited too long and Wyalusing is full, you can still come.  There are other campgrounds in the area, and Victora Park always has room in the primitive camping field, east of the boat ramp.)

    Information will be provided to anyone interested.


    • 2019-07-24
    • 9:30 AM
    • Southern WI.
    Register


    Date(s):
      July 24, 2019
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: Sugar River (Nelson Rd. to Two Rivers)
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip                                                                                               Details:
       We will be paddling the Sugar River from Nelson Rd. to Two Rivers. This section is peaceful and senic, and is appropiate for anyone, regardless of skill level.

    Contact the trip leader for information. Steve (630) 665-5707

    Initial sign-up must be done through this page, but until the PSC website is fully functional, all updates will be done by personal e-mail from one of the trip leaders.

    I ask that all paddlers sign up. Please do not invite a guest without signing him or her up through the website.





    • 2019-07-29
    • 2019-08-02
    • Namekagon River

    Date(s):  July 29 thru Aug. 2, 2019
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader:
    Location:
    Namekagon River
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  River Camping                                                                                  
    Details:
     
    If you ever wanted to paddle the Namekagon when it wasn’t jammed with party animals, this might be just what you’re looking for.  We will be doing two day trips between Hayward and Trego, then doing a three day river camping trip on the usual section.  The upper section has some mild rapids, so good boat control will be required.
    (The trip may be extended, either before or after, if there is interest.)

    Contact me for details.


    • 2019-07-31
    • 6:00 PM
    • Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, Addison, IL
    Register


    Date(s):
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    Leader:  Steve Sinderson  630-878-1194
    Co-Leader:  John Anderson  630-487-6865
    Location:  Cricket Creek Forest Preserve, near Fullerton & Villa Ave, Addison
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Evening Paddle
    Details:  We will begin our paddle promptly at 6 pm from Crickett Creek Forest Preserve in Addison. We will paddle to Eldridge Park in Elmhurst where a car will be spotted for a reverse shuttle. This will be a quick trip; about 2 hours, however there is one small dam we must portage. We will return drivers to the put-in to pick up cars and then return to Eldridge Park to load boats. We will meet after the paddle (approx. 9 pm) at HB Jones located at 551 South York Street in Elmhurst for a late dinner/snack and some camaraderie. Please contact the trip leader if you intend to paddle; the shuttle logistics are important! Please contact Steve Sinderson by phone 630-878-1194 if you have any questions. 


    • 2019-08-07
    • 9:30 AM
    • Spring Grove
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    Date(s):
      August 7, 2019
    Leader: 
     Steve LaPorte
    Co-Leader: Sue Allman
    Location: Glacial PArk
    Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    Category:  Day Trip                                                                                                Details:    We will be paddling Nippersink Creek from Glacial Park to Lyle Thomas Park. This section is senic with a few riffles, and is appropiate for anyone who has reasonable paddling skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   &