All trips will meet at the Community Center Building at 8am. Kayaks should be ready at the designated time and your gear should be packed in a container or duffle and ready to stow. “Gear” should include water, lunch, hat, sun block and possibly your camera. Please read the requirements for each trip carefully in order to best choose the trip for you! Plan on driving or car pooling to put in sites!
All trips will have a pre trip meeting the morning before the trip is to go out. This brief meeting will be an opportunity to discuss logistics, what to expect, what to wear, what to bring, where to meet, and car pool set up. If you have any questions at all, this would be a great time to ask your guide.
Requirements For All Trips
All boats for tours are required to have bulkheads or fore and aft flotation. For the Intermediate/Advanced tour, they should be more than 13 feetlong. All paddlers must have PFD’s, sprayskirts, wet suits (or equivalent in two pieces), booties, and paddling jackets. All gear and boats are subject to guide approval. LAKE SUPERIOR IS COLD! The guides have the final say on“go–no go” and safety is their criterion.
ACA Trip Ratings
Participants have the potential of encountering the following conditions during their trip.
Level 1 Calm, flat water, protected from wind, waves and outside boat traffic, with no apparent current and within swimming distance of shore.
Level 2 Protected water near shore with winds up to 10 knots, waves up to one foot, and currents up to one knot.
Level 3 10-15 knot winds 1-2 foot seas 1-2 foot breaking waves
Level 4 3-5 foot seas 15-20 knot winds 2-4 foot surf