Dear fellow river floaters, WE HAVE SOME VERY BAD NEWS ABOUT THE RIVER TRIP: IT'S CANCELLED! WE TRIED OUR BEST BUT GOT BEAT DOWN ANYWAY. THE RIVER IS CLOSED TO ALL BOATERS, FLOATERS AND SWIMMERS. THE FLOODING CAUSED BY THE EXCESSIVE SNOW FALL AND THE NEED BY THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS TO RELEASE WATER FROM THE DAM ABOVE HAVE CAUSED VERY HIGH, FAST AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT WILL NOT ALLOW ANY WATER ACTIVITIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE RIVER WILL BE OPENED BY OUR WEEKEND BUT THE CONDITIONS WILL STILL BE DANGEROUS. ALSO THERE ARE A FEW OTHER PROBLEMS: 1) THE BRIDGE AT GOODFELLOW IS BEING REBUILT AND THE RIVER IS CLOSED AT THAT POINT ANYWAY. THAT CUTS OFF OUR ACCESS TO THE LAUNCH SITES, BOTH NEW AND OLD. 2) THE BOTTOM PART OF CAMP IS UNDER WATER. 3) OUR CHIEF COOK HAS A MAJOR CONFLICT AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO. NO COOK IS A VERY BAD IDEA! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID, YOU WILL GET A FULL REFUND. WE WILL BEGIN MAILING CHECKS June 27, 2011. THOSE OF US THAT HAVE BEEN PLANNING THIS TRIP FOR MONTHS ARE VERY SORRY. WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ALL MADE PLANS COMING FROM NEAR AND FAR. WE WILL GET THERE AGAIN NEXT YEAR! JOANNE Thanks to all of you, sorry the river did not cooperate this year. At least we knew BEFORE we went. On-line resources for your reference: Web page: www.WedNight.org River Signups: WNMSignups@WedNight.org River Trip Photo Gallery: www.WedNight.org/Gallery Rookies: Rookies@WedNight.org Use WNMSignups for email changes. Be sure to send email changes, including your old and new addresses. Use rookies for applications for new rookies on the river trip. Send your photo links to WNMGallery@WedNight.org and I'll add your link to the list. If you want to help make the website nicer, contact me: wls@WedNight.org Facebook: WNM(Thanks, Meg!) The dates for next years trip are: (Confirmed, save the date) July 20-22, 2012. The full moon is the 4th of July, 2012. The Finns are going on the 6-8. Please let us know if you have anything that you would like to share. River Web team. wls WNMSignups@WedNight.org
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