RMSKC members kayak for a wide variety of reasons: to enjoy the out-of-doors and being on the water, to go camping places that can't be reached on foot, to camp without carrying a heavy pack, to watch birds and wildlife, to get fun exercise, and to enjoy the camaraderie of a group of friends. It's true we don't live near the ocean, but we have a super time getting together to paddle our long boats, or anything else that floats if it's up to the conditions, all over the Front Range and farther away. Sometimes we even fly places and rent kayaks!
Trips that have already been scheduled are on the Calendar. That page also has information on who can join a trip or a day paddle and how to sign up.
It is important to evaluate your paddling skills to select a trip that would be a good fit for you. It is also important to read the For Participants page, which has an overview of expectations for people paddling in a group. Please review the Safety, Skills & Instruction pages and consider taking lessons to get prepared.
If you don't see your dream trip, check the Paddling Locations page for lists of possibilities in Colorado and near-by states, of places we have been in the last handful of years, and places we have talked about going. If you would be willing to lead a trip we haven't scheduled, read the paragraph below about proposing a trip, and the pages with the Trip Leader Checklist.
The RMSKC encourages all its members to propose and lead trips. If there is a trip or outing you have always wanted to do but which is not on the Calendar, please consider designing and leading it yourself. Review the Trip Leader Checklist for information on how to propose and lead a trip. The Paddling Locations page provides information on various paddling sites and includes past trip leaders you can contact to draw upon their experience in planning your trip. Also, feel free to contact the Paddling Coordinator to help with any questions you have.
An awkward question that always arises in planning a multi-day trip is how to handle human waste where you are required to pack it out.
Hopefully our two articles on Human Waste Disposal will answer all your questions
Red Fleet State Park Utah
Solitude on Lake Powell
Sometimes We Paddle by the Full Moon
Adams Inlet, Glacier Bay Alaska
Girl Scout Water Day
Strange Looking Kayak
Mark Wiley's Moose