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Day Paddle 9/11

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/11/2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Trinity River bank across from Woodshed

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Drop-In Paddle 

Date: 9/11 Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Registration Deadline: 9/9 Regular Cost: $30/$35
Location: Fort Worth Nature Center

Trip Description:

Experience what the Trinity has to offer at the Fort Worth Nature Center. This day paddle is an out-and-back trip down the west fork of the Trinity river that offers beautiful views on a peaceful river. No prior experience necessary as our skilled leaders will provide paddling instruction.

Trip Cost:

Regular Registration: $30 with a TCU ID, $35 as a sponsored guest

  • Prices reflect the TCU student/faculty and sponsored guest rate.
  • Please read our cancellation/refund policy carefully before registering.
  • Price does not include meals on the road

Trip Registration:

Register in-person at the Campus Rec Front Office or online @ mycampusrec.tcu.edu

Pretrip

Itinerary

Packing List

Physical Challenge

Risks/Safety

Hygiene/Comfort

Weather

Outfitting & Food

Policies

Pre-Trip Meeting:

There will be no Pre-Trip meeting scheduled for this trip although you should receive an email regarding details of the trip from your trip leader.

Itinerary

We will meet at the Outdoor Center at 11am and depart to the event from there. We will arrive back at TCU at 4:00pm.

Packing List

Weather dependent.  Dress for the current conditions. Please wear clothes that you can get wet as well as water shoes that are secure (not flip flops). Make sure to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and water!

Food will not be provided for this day trip, so eat a large breakfast or lunch before hand and plan to bring snacks and/or a sack lunch with you. We will not be stopping for food as we travel.

Physical Challenge

We will be giving everyone on the trip a tutorial on how to paddle so prior knowledge is not necessary. 

TRIP RATING 1 out of 3 – This is a beginner paddle trip.   

Risk/Hazard/Safety

There are numerous risks and hazards associated with the Trinity River.  Not dressing appropriately can result in heat or cold illnesses (Hyperthermia or Hypothermia). Not drinking enough water results in dehydration and not being in adequate physical condition can result in sore muscles. Trip members must make a conscious effort to be safe. One person’s disdain for safety will always result in more hardship for the group. If we do have an accident or injury that requires medical attention beyond the scope of our leader’s experience, the trip is immediately over without refund. Our leaders are trained to administer first aid in an outdoor environment; however, while they may be able to treat injuries they cannot always prevent them. We will provide a Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) for everyone. Staff will be equipped with a First Aid Kit. Hazards include debris in the river as well as misuse of gear. Prior knowledge is not a requirement but please be ready to learn about safety on the water.

Hygiene Comfort

This is a front-country trip and standard amenities will be provided except for the times we are on the river.

Weather

The trip leaders will research the weather conditions in advance to assess the situation. The Trip will be cancelled if the weather is dangerous. If you do not receive an email about this, then please be prepared to be out in the weather. Please follow the weather and use your best judgement as well as the packing list to determine what you will personally need to stay warm and dry during the entirety of this trip. Layers are recommended for cold weather and failure to bring proper attire will be detrimental to your experience. 

Please contact Emily Tumilty, Coordinator – Outdoor Programs with any questions at e.tumilty@tcu.edu