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There are so many wonderful places to paddle.
It is impossible for the club to plan every trip
everyone dreams of doing. Feel free to invite others to join you on a
paddle. If you are planning to go on a trip, simply go to the member
postings section to learn how to invite others to join you on a paddle.
are also listed on our Valley
Wide Kayak Club Meet Up Page
LAKE PERRIS SAIL COVE - WEEKLY CONDITIONING PADDLES
Alternates one week Friday, one week Saturday. Sail Cove Launch at 9:30
am, Fridays: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31 and every other Friday after.
Saturdays: 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25 and every other Saturday after
Bring water, snack and we're having lunch on the island. We will paddle
around the entire lake. This is a great, easy paddle with a distance of
6-7 miles. We are usually done by 1 - 2 pm. There is a $10 entrance fee
to the lake. The lake will inspect your boat before entry. Make sure it
is clean and dry or they will not let you in. There won't always be a
host for these Conditioning paddles. Check our meet up page above to see
if others are going. There will not always be a host for this paddle.
Check the meetup page to see if anyone has RSVP'd
Friday, Feb 10 - Sunday, Feb 12 - North Shore Xtreme Salton Sea - Diane
Boss Hostess 951-634-4952 email@example.com
Event is at the Salton State Beach Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb 11
- Camp at Mecca Beach Fri. Feb 10 to Sun Feb 12. Click here to open the
with all the details and click here to view the North
Shore Xtreme Paddling Event website
Sat, Feb 18 to Mon, Feb 20 - Explore Colorado River
from Squaw Lake Campground, Yuma, AZ Mike Alexander Host
This is a car camping kayak trip. Camp at Squaw Campground in Yuma,
explore the Colorado River from there. Click here to go to the Squaw
Lake BLM Website Meet at Gary Hakala's
home in Hemet at 8 am on Sat. Feb 18. Drive to campsite, set up camp,
and have a late afternoon paddle. Join Mike and Gary for an adventurous
paddle up or down the Colorado River for about 20 miles, exploring the
hidden coves protected by cattails. If you don't want to paddle that fast
or far, paddle the river at your own pace. Contact information: Mike Alexander
or (951) 440-9827, Gary Hakala (951) 990-1361 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs, March 23 to Sun, March 26 Black Canyon
up the Colorado River to Hoover Dam - Ginny Packham Host
Thursday arrival - options are to stay at Willow Beach Marina
and Campground or at the Link to Hoover
Dam Lodge at Hoover Dam. Meet at Willow Beach Marina launch area 8
am... SHARP. This event you will pack your kayak with your camping gear.
You are responsible for your own food and toiletries. There is a Outhouse
at the planned campsite. 1
We will launch from Willow Beach in the morning at 8 am paddling up river
stopping at several sites along the way.
Camp at the large beach below the dam. Day 2 Paddle to the Hoover Dam
and the sauna cave, maybe do some hiking to the hot springs if people
are interested then back to the campsite. We will share dinner potluck,
no food theme. Everyone person is to bring 1 Dura Flame Log. Day 3 Paddle
down river to Willow Beach and pack up for home. We're planning an alternate
trip if we can't go to Black Canyon... we will check the winds prior to
leaving and decide at that time. ALTERNATIVE TRIP - SATELLITE COVE - from
Parker Dam Paddling 4 miles up Lake Havasu and Camp off the side of the
river at a BLM campsites. For questions or to RSVP to Ginny Packham, go
to the Valley
Wide Kayak Club Meet Up Page You can also camp
right at Willow Beach Marina (same place we will launch from). Link to
Willow Beach Marina and Campground
Map of Colorado River numbers
on the map are mile markers.
Link to a video from an up
river paddle in 2012. Video features Valley Wide Kayak Club members and
a few friends of club members.
Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9 - Morro Bay Sheila & Bob
Pisa - Hosts
Bob and Sheila Pisa have been kayaking at Morro Bay numerous times.
They are going to share their knowledge with others to help create a great
paddling event. Morro Bay State Park, 60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA.
We will planning great paddles on Saturday and Sunday morning, mainly
in the Back Bay and towards Morro Rock. For more adventurous paddlers,
we can leave from San Simeon harbor and explore on an ocean paddle around
the kelp beds there.There is a lot of marine life to see - seals, otters,
pelicans and bat rays have all been spotted. Sheila has reserved two campsites
at Morro Bay state park. One is up for grabs to whoever wants it, contact
her. To contact Sheila, go to To RSVP go to the
Wide Kayak Club Meet Up Page
Sat. April 22 Bi Rock Triathlon, Lake Perris (Guide
Help guide swimmers as they compete in a triathlon. They need 4 to 6 kayakers
on the water no later than 7:10 am. Park in lot 8. This is a great opportunity
to get on Lake Perris for FREE. Simply let the ranger at the pay booth
know you are volunteering for the triathlon in order to get in for FREE.
Link to a video from Big Rock
Triathlon (Triathlon coverage starts after the first 50 seconds).
For more information contact Diane Boss at (951) 634-4952 or email email@example.com
Thursday, April 20, to Sunday, April 23 KAYAK CAMPING SATELLITE COVE
- Host - Kelly Jo Miller
- SOUTH OF HAVASU LAKE AT PARKER DAM Takeoff Point Rd, Parker, AZ (map).
We will launch at the end of Takeoff Point Rd. Pack your kayak with your
camping gear and food.We'll meet at the end of Takeoff Point Rd. An immediate
Left after you cross Parker Dam. We'll paddle about 4 miles to Satellite
Cove, where we will set up camp at the BLM campsites ($10 per night, per
site, bring cash). There are 3 boat-in campsites in this cove, and it
is first come... (getting there Thursday could help). These campsites
come with: a brick outhouse, shade trees or canopy, BBQs and trash cans.From
there we can paddle north up by and past Cattail Cove State Park (can
buy ice there too). Black Meadows across the water... and explore all
the nooks and crannies. Hikes abundant as well. We paddled around 20+
miles last trip. Cattail Cove State Park is a good place for an RV if
you want to camp there and join in on the paddles from there. State Highway
95, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406 One of the great parts of this trip, is
having 2 whole days to kayak, swim and explore. 2 days that you don't
have to pack and/or unpack. Saturday night dinner - Potluck, no theme.For
questions or to RSVP go to the Valley
Wide Kayak Club Meet Up Page
Friday, May 5 to Monday, May 8 - Baja Sea Kayak Adventure - Host Jen Kleck
Jen Kleck is a BCU 5 Star Kayak Coach and owner of Aqua-Adventures
is Mission Bay. Spend 3 nights and 4 days in gorgeous northern Baja developing
coastal kayaking skills in a stunning environment! In sea kayaks we will
play amongst the rocks, surf waves, and frolic with seals and dolphins.
Participants need to be advanced beginner sea kayakers with good basic
rescue skills. Our event is held along a magical stretch of coastline
in northern Baja where a rocky peninsula juts into the Pacific. Here,
the ocean swell interacts with the rocky, craggy coastline to produce
a multitude of play spots for the adventurous kayaker! Basic Itinerary:
Friday, May 5 - 12 pm : Drive 3 hours to our location at La Bufadora
just south of Ensenada where we will settle into our comfortable bunkhouse
overlooking the ocean, have a nice dinner and relax around the bonfire.
Saturday, May 6 – We’ll spend the day paddling our kayaks
along the beautiful Baja Coastline, exploring the sea caves and the rock
gardens. That afternoon we’ll shop in La Bufadora, have margaritas
in the Cantina Bar and have a delicious dinner!
Sunday, May 7 – More sea kayaking adventures including paddling
up close to the famous La Bufadora blowhole! Group dinner in the Bunkhouse!
Monday, May 8th - After breakfast and a morning paddle, we'll load up
and head back to the US
Cost: $340 plus $50 for food Included: RT transportation from San Diego
in 15 passenger van, 3 night bunk house or tent accommodation, most food
(minus a few meals out), 3 days kayaking instruction.
Extra cost $90 to rent plastic kayak for weekend. Passports required.
For photos and videos, Visit www.BajaKayakFest.com
To register for the trip, mail your $100 deposit ASAP to Jennifer Kleck,
Aqua-Adventures 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109. Important: Email
both Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Diane Boss at email@example.com
to book your spot on this trip . Questions should be sent to Jennifer
with cc to Diane
Friday, June 9 - Sunday - June 11 Lake Skinner Paddle and Chili Cook Off
- Diane Millard - Hostess
Come for the paddle or camp for the weekend. The paddle
will be Sat, June 10 at 9:00 am followed by the Chili Cook Off at 2:00
pm in Campground C, space 301, at Dianne and Don's campsite.
Prizes for the best chili. Those who don't bring chili can bring chili
fixin's. Linda & Bob Julian will be in site 335. To reserve your site,
go to Lake
Skinner Reserve America Contact Diane at (951) 990-0017 to
Link to a video
July 4th Mission Bay (Fireworks on the Water)
Sunday, July 23 to Tuesday, July 25,TOPOCK GORGE
- COLORADO RIVER TRIP - Lisa Graham Host
Camp at Park Moabi Campground, 100 Park Moabi Road, Needles,
CASUMMER FUN ON THE RIVER Topock Gorge is a section of the Colorado River
near Needles, CA. We launch at 7:00 am from the Park Moabi Campground
(Pirate's Cover Marina). Despite temperatures upwards of 105 degrees,
we'll enjoy the cool breezes coming off the river. We'll pass through
gorgeous red rock canyons, stopping along the way to take a dip in the
water, have a snack, and view the petroglyphs. Halfway through the 16
mile trip we'll stop at the famous sandbar to have lunch and play in the
cool, refreshing water.Then we'll head to the take-out point at Castle
Rock to be picked up at 3:30 pm and shuttled back to the marina. Sunday
7/23 Drive to campsite or hotel. Monday 7/24 Fun in the sun! Paddle, swim,
picnic, paddle. Tuesday 7/25 Drive home The cost for shuttle service is
$35 per paddler.Camping or Hotel: Camping Park Moabi Campground: Pirate's
Cove MarinaThe campgrounds are first-come, first-serve. It is too hot
to tent camp in July. Call 760-326-9000 to make reservations for campers/trailers.There
is a $15 fee to park and launch at the marina for those paddlers who are
not camping there. Contact Lisa Graham to sign up or for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
When participating on a VWKC event the usual precautions apply.
All paddlers must WEAR their PFD’s (life jacket)
while in their kayak. Everyone is responsible for his or her own
safety. VWKC is not responsible for the safety of
individuals who participate in any type of kayak event.