118th Sunset Race – 9/13/2018

If you’re curious about our event, its always the second Thursday of each month. Events are announced about 1 week in advance posted at the following 2 locations.

Scroll to the last post to see it.
http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1242272075/420#420

And on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SunsetRaceMeramec/

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I wonder how many more times I can say that the Sunset Race provided me with new entertainment. It seems like every time I go out to the river, a new experience awaits me. I started this one my favorite way. I went out about 90 minutes before the start and got in a unicycle ride.

When I got back from the unicycle ride a few paddlers had already shown up and more were arriving as we were getting close to starting. I had yet to put my boat in the water, but others has. That is when we noticed a hot air balloon coming our way very low. It eventually landed in a field about a 1/2 mile from the ramp!

Here is the view from the ramp.

Here is the view from the water.

And in case you were wondering, we do paddle during the sunset!

A view from after we finished.

Hope some of you come out and paddle with us!

Hogan Haake

 

Operation Clean Stream – 8/26/2017

Danelle and I normally participate in Race For The Rivers each year. This year, we made a prior commitment that happened on the same day, Operation Clean Stream. We took a canoe and paddled down the Meramec River from Greentree to George Winter park, picking up trash along the way.

As you can see from the photos, we had a fantastic time. Actually, its hard to have a bad time when you’re on the river. Maybe next year we’ll race again.

Hogan Haake