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Blanchard River Challenge: Self-Guided Float Trip #3
Start Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 2017
End Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Float Trips on the Blanchard River
Location: Blanchard Landing
This is a popular half-day trip. At 9.3 miles, it is scenic, it has no foreseeable obstacles or portages, and there are bends, narrow sections, and riffles to make it interesting and fun. Wildlife sightings are commonplace. Without stops and with strong and steady paddling, this trip should take approximately 3 hours. If the water level is too low to support boating or if too many obstacles exist in the form of fallen trees, the trip will be cancelled. If the water level is too high, the trip may be postponed until the following day.
Storm Date: If the trip is cancelled due to inclement weather, such as rain, thunder and lightning, or strong wind, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 14.
Where: Meet at Blanchard Landing at 9 AM (located on S.R. 235, south of U.S. 224 West). 
Who: Adults and youth ages 16 and 17 (youth under the age of 16 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older).
Prerequisite: Participants must have the ability to swim. 
Maximum: 10 (maximum of two participants per canoe)
Watercraft availability includes tandem canoes and solo kayaks.  
Register by Friday, May 12, at 4:30 PM.
Fee: $20.00 per person with a signed Assumption of Risk/Liability Release/Waiver of All Claims form and/or a Parental Consent form if applicable
Transportation: The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 9 AM. Canoeists and kayakers will be transported to Liberty Landing via the HPD Shuttle Service.
Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Wool, fleece, and fast drying clothes, and an extra set of clothes in a water resistant bag, such as a dry bag are recommended. Bring snacks and water or Gatorade in a small cooler (alcohol is not permitted). Canoes, kayaks, personal floatation devices, paddles, maps, and shuttle service will be provided. 
Created by Hancock Parks On 2/3/2017

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