Fairbanks Paddlers will begin hosting Wednesday night paddles every other Wednesday night starting June 3.
In the interest in keeping with our COVID-19 policy and to avoid the challenges of shared shuttles with non-household members, we will hold our first Wednesday night event at Tanana Lakes on Wednesday, June 3 at 6 p.m. We will start and end at the non-motorized boat launch on the West side of Cushman lake near Alaska Dream Adventures boat rental.
To add a little interest to an evening paddle around the lake, we will have a “poker run” with five locations around the lake to pick a waterproof card for a best poker hand. We will also have a throw bag toss contest to see who has the best aim at “saving” a “swimmer”. Modest prizes will be offered for the best poker hand and most accurate rescuer. ( If you don’t have your own throw bag, Alaska Dream Adventures has offered to let us use their throw bags with which they use a sterilization protocol.)
Epic Kayak Ultimate also uses Tanana Lakes on Wednesday evenings. As you paddle and relax on the beach, you can also watch how ultimate frisbee is played in kayaks.
Bring your own picnic dinner. We will practice social distancing and will not be sharing food. We will not be using the club propane grill. We will have a fire in one of the fire rings along the gravel beach if you would like to bring your own brats or hotdogs to cook on a long stick. Glass containers are not allowed on the beaches.
In order to facilitate contact tracing and anticipate group size, we ask participants to add their name and contact information to the shared Google Sheet at https://bit.ly/june3wedpaddle
John and Karen Schauer will coordinate this first Wednesday night paddle. You can contact them at 907-460-6290 or [email protected].
We are looking for members to sign up to coordinate other Wednesday night paddles on these dates:
( Venues to be chosen by coordinators. )
- June 17
- July 1
- July 15
- July 29
- August 12
- August 26
- September 9