Location: Kurtz Ranch Section of the St Vrain River
Sponsor: Out Boulder and River's Path
Contact Name: Lauren
Phone Number: 303-859-7174
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Kurtz Ranch Section of the St Vrain
Prepare yourself for a relaxed wilderness canoeing experience amidst the farms and ranches of Boulder & Weld counties. Come meet the family of bald eagles that lives close by, the two families of great horned owls, or the monstrous snapping turtle that has shown up on many of our journeys. You may also see a mink, some snowy egrets, yellow-headed blackbirds, great blue herons, and more! There is always something new to see and learn. We’ll spend about 3 hours on an 4-mile section of the lower St. Vrain river.
Space is limited!
Register by Weds May 13 to save your spot.
Meet at 9:00am at the Starbucks on the corner of 119 and I-25 in Firestone. The address is 11169 E. I25 Frontage Rd, Firestone, CO.
Or contact Jen, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in carpooling from Boulder. This does not guarantee you a ride.
Cost $75 (a portion of your cost will be donated back to Out Boulder)
For more info or TO REGISTER contact: Lauren at email@example.com
Youth are welcome to participate with a parent or guardian.
No canoeing experience is necessary and we will provide basic instruction and orientation at the beginning of every trip, including learning river safety, paddle strokes, and how to read the river and work with the current. All of your river gear (boat, lifejacket, & paddle) will be provided. We also provide dry bags for your belongings.
• non-cotton clothes
• shoes that can get wet
• an extra layer for warmth in case the weather changes
• bug spray
• a hat
• snacks and a lunch
• a water bottle
• a camera and binoculars would be good too! (Please remember that if these are not in the dry bag they can get wet.)
*Disclaimer: There is a learning curve and it may take a bit to get your rhythm. We are there to help, instruct, and support you! Canoes can tip over. It’s not a problem, as the river is small and shallow, so the shore is always nearby. Clothing and personal belongings can and do get wet. Please do not bring expensive items that you do not want to lose in the river.