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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/08/2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
West Fork of the Trinity River

Categories


Full Moon Paddle

Dates: 3/8/17 Time: 5-9pm
Early Bird Cost: N/A Regular Cost:$20/$25
Registration Deadline:  3/7/2017 Location: Trinity River

Trip Description:

As the sun sets in the west and the full moon rises in the east, we will paddle canoes and kayaks down the Trinity River. The downtown skyline is beautiful to view from the river at night. This is a great way to experience what the Trinity has to offer: your own quiet, peaceful river right here in Fort Worth! This trip is a 4.5-mile paddle down the West Fork of the Trinity River by canoe or kayak. No prior experience is necessary – we’ll provide paddling instruction before we hit the water. The Trinity is a calm, flat river. Because there is not a strong current, a lot of paddling is required to get from point A to B.

Trip Cost:

Regular Registration: $20 with a TCU ID, $25 as a sponsored guest

Pretrip

Itinerary

Packing List

Physical Challenge

Risks/Safety

Hygiene/Comfort

Weather

Outfitting & Food

Registration/Cancellation

Pre-Trip Meeting & Dinner:

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. Dinner (Potbelly’s) will be provided on this trip so please bring your appetite as well as a refillable bottle of water. The Outdoor Center will provide personal flotation devices as well as boats and paddles. We will also provide headlamps and/or glow sticks for when it gets dark.

Itinerary

4:30 – Meet at the Outdoor Center at the TCU Recreation Center

5:00 – Depart for the Trinity River and unload boats

5:30 – Start Paddling

8:30 – Finish Paddling, load up boats and drive back to TCU

9:00 – Get back to TCU

Packing List

For the Full Moon Paddle please wear clothes that you can get wet as well as water shoes that are secure (not flip flops). Please bring something to keep you warm as we will be on the Trinity River for a few hours. Please bring your water bottle and a snack.

Physical Challenge

We will be giving everyone on the trip a tutorial on how to paddle so prior knowledge is not necessary. Although this is not an extremely strenuous activity, please be ready to paddle for the duration of the time on the Trinity. Normally the river flows very slowly and paddling will be required to reach the destination.

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 Device (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.on the water.

Hygiene Comfort

There will be porta potty style restrooms at the beginning and end of our paddle. Running water is not available. 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.