Q: What should I bring?
A: Things you need: Plenty of water to drink, sunscreen, old shoes/sandals you wouldn’t mind losing (if they do not fit securely).
Optional items: Food, change of clothes (to leave in the car), recreational items (football, frisbee, fishing equipment)
Q: If I wanted to go out on the 2 hr. float trip, does that mean that I have to be back within 2 hrs.?
A: No, absolutely not. The float times that we give you are the minimum paddle time (time that it takes that trip if paddled strait through), the gear is yours for the day, you can take as much time as you wish.
Q: How many people can fit in a canoe?
A: 2 adults and 1 or 2 small children, but there are only 2 seats in the canoe so they’ll need something to sit on (flattop coolers work best).
Q: Why can we only have 2 adults in a canoe? why can’t we have 3 or 4 adults in a canoe?
A: Remember that the more people you have in a canoe the more it weighs, making it harder to maneuver through the shallow rapids and turns.
Q: RAPIDS!?!? Isn’t that dangerous?
A: No, though the rapids are swift moving water, they are rarely more than 2 ft. deep, and usually under 50 yards long.
Q: I’m new paddler, wouldn’t it better for me to take a canoe with someone else, rather than kayak by myself?
A: After over 10 years of sending inexperienced paddlers down this river, we’ve found that most beginners do better in our solo 9 ft. 35 lb. kayaks, rather than coordinate, and maneuver our 17 ft. 70 lb. canoes with someone else.
Q: How old should my child be before he/she can paddle?
A: Depends on the child’s aptitude, most kids are able to paddle well by the age of 10