Upcoming Events

Fri 24 May
Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Hoofer Whitewater Memorial Trip!   It’s three days of paddling, three nights of camping, and a wonderful introduction to whitewater paddling! This is a beginner whitewater trip where we will focus on the basics.
Sat 25 May
Sea Kayak Saturday Afternoon - Lake Mendota The forecast looks like it will be a fine day for some paddling Saturday, so I will lead a seakayaking trip along the boundaries of the yellow line on Lake Mendota. Since this may be the first paddle of th
Tue 28 May
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Fri 31 May
Each year the Sierra Club River Touring Section hosts a whitewater canoeing clinic on the Wolf River in northeastern Wisconsin. You don't need to be a Sierra Club member to attend. The registration fee for the clinic is $40/person, which is a bargai
Fri 31 May
WHITEWATER KAYAK CLINIC June 1-2, 2019 ***This trip will require a member or two to step up who can haul boats, gear, and passengers  I won't be attending myself. I would like to help coordinate a group of Hoofers attend if possible. Sign up and ans
Sun 2 Jun
ACA Whitewater Leadership/Instructor Development and Certification - June 2-7, 2019 Please sign up and email me directly if you would like to participate. Space may be limited, so please consider and plan ahead to participate. The American Canoe As
Tue 4 Jun
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Fri 7 Jun
ACA Canoe Instructor Certification - June 7-9, 2019 This ACA Canoe Instructor Training/Certification is focused on canoeing. Please sign up on the wait list and email me directly if you would like to participate. Space is limited, so please conside
Tue 11 Jun
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Tue 18 Jun
ACA Sea Kayak New Instructor Training - June 18-20, 2019 (Good for Relatively New Sea Kayakers) My goal is to develop skilled paddlers, instructors, and leaders. Here are a few more opportunties. Level 1 or 2 (see below) would work well for relativ
Tue 18 Jun
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Fri 21 Jun
Ice Age Trail Mobile Skills Crew Trailbuilding Event Cross Plains Ice Age Interpretive Site, Dane County Training is provided by certified volunteer crew leaders and all participants get free meals and (for those working with us for multiple days)
Tue 25 Jun
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Tue 2 Jul
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Tue 9 Jul
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Thu 11 Jul
2019 Door County Sea Kayak Symposium - July 11/12-14, 2019 (Arrival to Door County evening of July 11) This symposium is sponsored by Rutabaga and hosted at Rowley's Bay Resort in beautiful Door County. This is a chance for Hoofers to paddle sea kay
Tue 16 Jul
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Wed 17 Jul
2019 Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium - July 17-21, 2019 2019 Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium - July 17-21, 2019 (Grand Marais MI) https://www.greatlakesseakayaksymposium.net/great-lakes-sea-kayak-symposium/courses/ Grand Marais was picked as the l
Tue 23 Jul
Summer meetings will be a rather informal oppurtunity for Outing Club members to get together and talk about recent trips, upcoming trips, and other general announcments. We will also proabably spend some time dreaming up the next big andventures the
Fri 26 Jul
Sea Kayak Trip Leadership Training - Apostle Islands Lake Superior Tentative Dates: July 26-August 1, 2019 (This is a general window to be finalized soon.) Pending interest and water safety approval, I plan to co-lead a training trip opportunity to