Date(s): January 1, 2107
Leader: Jim Hart
Location: North Branch Chicago River
Skill Level: Intermediate
Category: Flat water day trip
Details: This is not a beginner trip. Choice of clothes and some knowledge of self rescue are all important. Layers of wool, a well equipped dry bag, winter appropriate gloves plus footware, or a dry suit is mandatory. Calling the leaders prior to 1/1/2017 with any questions is highly recommended. As is the tradition, many of us plan to gather at Hackney's Restaurant in Glenview, after we take out.
Put in: Forest Way Drive just North of Willow Road which is just East of the Edens Expressway (I94). Exit at Willow Road from the South (go East). Exit at Tower from the North, proceed East to Forest Way Drive and turn South. Put in is on the West side of the road.
Shuttle at 10:00 AM.
The trip leaders maintain the authority to cancel this trip due to condition(s) of excessive ice or high winds (gusts of 25 plus m.p.h.).