October is a month of shorter days and cooler temperatures, as Mother Nature turns to her palette of bright earth tones. Whether you’re visiting a Water Trail by land or water, it’s definitely a time to remember you camera. For most paddlers, their season will be drawing to a close. For some of us, it’s the time of year when we are most aware of change, a time for contemplation and reflection. And for many of us, it’s time to promise ourselves to get out on WTs more often next year.
Bring your camera!
The busy events calendar continues, with a variety of conferences, and several day paddling trips scheduled well into October.
Paddler groups are advocating for dry bags of backup clothing, avoidance of cotton fabric, carrying extra snacks, and other cool air and water safety procedures (true cold-weather paddling will require more). We ask you all to join them in spreading the word, and being alert on the water for people who need assistance. Please be careful out there! Remember to wear your PFD, paddle with others, know your capabilities, and file a float plan.
We send our thanks to those who shared reports on their 2015 events in this issue. We encourage others to submit additional event reports for inclusion over the next couple of months.
Toot your horn!
We do our best to include all corrections, cancellations, and reschedules ASAP in our newsletters and other materials, but that’s only possible with your help. Please contact us with your further additions or corrections: