The shadows are getting a little longer, dew is on the grass, and there is a little chill in the morning…
All of which means one thing…..fall is near! Do not despair as we look at summer in the rearview mirror. If you ask me, fall is the best time of year to paddle.
As we enter the fall paddling season, please keep in mind to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. Below 120 degrees combined air and water temperature, precautions need to be made in regards to what you wear paddling. Avoid cotton as it retains water and does not insulate. Waterproof shoes and/or booties let you keep some wool socks on your feet. Gloves and a splash top keep your exposed top half toasty when conditions call for such measures. As long as there is open water, there is apparel to help you paddle it!
We have many opportunities for you to Gear Up. Head Out on the water this fall, from the Fox to the Rock, and a few other rivers in between!
Our group outings include all the equipment you need, refresher on paddling strokes and safety, experienced guides, a relaxed social setting for you to meet like-minded people, and the opportunity to take on new challenges and discover new adventures. If you’d like to join us on a fall paddle, we are going out on the following dates (click for more info):
Oct. 5: Kane County Forest Preserve
Oct. 6: Turtle Creek
Oct. 12: Kishwaukee River
Oct. 13: Sugar River
Oct. 19: Rock River Fur Trader’s Run
Please give us a call or drop by the store if you have any questions on these events or anything related to fall paddling. Still two months left in paddle season. Hope to see you on an adventure this fall!