Fort DeSoto Circumnavigation - Level 3
Trip leader: Dave Schmidt 608-842-0135 email@example.com
Meet at 10am for a 10:30 launch. Return by 2? This is a Level 3 outing where participants can anticipate a fast pace with potential for wave/current/winds providing challenge. Average over 3.5 mph. Sprayskirt, no inflatable pfd's, 15+ ft boats. High tide: 11:57 (1'4")
Update fyi: Level 3 outings no longer expect participants to have a roll.
We'll start at the Arrowhead Picnic Area (NW end of park) and head clockwise around Fort DeSoto. Conditions may influence the route but the most direct (shortest) is about 10 miles. For those not familiar with Ft. De Soto it is one of the gems in this part of Florida. Great beaches, natural beauty in all directions, wonderful ecosystem and a great place to paddle.
The launch area involves a seawall. Park access is $5. There are several places where restrooms are available with at least one stretch/lunch spot planned.
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.
Covid Precautions: Refer to covid doc. Limiting to 9 participants.