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LAZY FRIDAY SUNSET DOG PADDLE at Simpson Lake
September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
HAPPY HOUR ON THE WATER. We will have this every other Friday evening during the summer.
Easy beginner paddle. Okay for first timers. Good place to start your dog, if they’ve never kayaked before. We will spend time “resting” in our yaks on the water, just a goof off relaxing paddle. Not a power paddle, we don’t do that. Some of us paddle up the creek, others just hang out in the lake. Best colors are usually right before sunset, or about 8:00.
All of our paddles are B.Y.O.BOAT. We do not have rentals. However, SUP STL is back with rentals on standup paddleboards. You have to handle your own rentals through them. Not sure if they’ll be here every week like previous years, check it out for yourself:
Dogs must wear a PFD at all times when onboard.
Humans must have a PFD aboard…wearing it is optional.
NO GUEST DOGS. Our events are for member dogs only.
Bring bug spray.
You may be deflating after dark. A headlamp is helpful.
**IF YOU HAVE A NEW INFLATABLE….be sure to inflate it at home first and let it sit for at least 12-24 hours to CHECK FOR LEAKS. Read your instruction book and know how to set it up and take it down. Install your skeg, figure out your valves, seats, etc. You should allow about an hour to learn how to work your kayak – do that at home. If you’re just pulling your kayak out of the box when you get here, plan on paddling alone.**
**Probably best to leave the pup at home if you’re new to this, until you get comfortable with your kayak.**
If you want help at launch time, let me know and plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour early. I will be happy to help you (if you’ve done your homework as outlined above), but I won’t hold up the entire group for you. We launch at the scheduled time, you’re expected to be ready by the scheduled time.
If you’re a newbie, take a minute and read this:
Meet at 6:00-ish, we will launch about 6:30. Park closes 1/2 hour after sunset, so we need to be off the lake by about 8:30. If you arrive late, catch up.
Launching from “beach” where we usually meet.
Mapping works well here.