Postponed - Fort Desoto Circumnavigation of Egmont - Level III

  • 14 Feb 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • Ft. De Soto, Gulf Pier


  • An advanced paddle in open waters.

Registration is closed

Egmont Key paddle postponed one day to Thursday Feb 14 due to weather.  New schedule: Thursday, Feb. 14, meet 10am at Gulf Pier (past the ferry pier and kayak outpost turnoffs), launch at 10:30am. The wind starts offshore changing to onshore when the land warms up in the afternoon.  Water temp is 64°F. Bring a lunch to eat on the beach.,27.037,-82.505,8

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Trip leader: Therese Eby 425-802-2281

Description: Depending on conditions, we will paddle around Egmont Key and stop for eats.

Location: TBA - please register to obtain details.  Note additional info: $5 entry fee to Fort DeSoto.

Schedule: Wed Feb 13, meet time- 09:00 am , launch time- 09:30 am , approximate return time- 1:30 pm  see new schedule above

Additional information: Distance 8 - 12 miles depending on put-in location

Difficulty: Level III. open water skills required... tides, current, waves... ability to do surf landing and launch.

Required: Kayaks 15'9" min, fore and aft bulkheads/flotation, full deck lines, spray skirt, PFD, pump, backup fleece clothing, water, food, sun protection. Dress for water temp.

See the Skills Self Assessment Chart on the web site and contact the leader with any questions. Please register (or cancel) on the web site or RSVP to the trip leader to allow notification of any changes.

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