Upcoming Events

Tue 23 Apr
Hello Hoofer friends! It’s been a very successful year in Outing Club and we want to show our appreciation for all the work you do as leaders! On Tuesday April 23rd, we have the big fire ring at the end of Picnic Point (#6) reserved for a Leader Ap
Sat 27 Apr
Come join us on Saturday April 27th to paddle the Rock River in Horicon Marsh.  This is an annual trip to see birds Migrating North.  Bring Your camera and Binoculars.  Horicon Marsh is the largest cattail Marsh in the country.  In the Spring and Fal
Sat 27 Apr
Quarry Park needs you! Our local MTB park needs to get cleaned up from all that nasty garlic mustard (ick). It can't be all work no play though so you know we're gonna shread some while we're out there. This is part of Madison's earth day challenge
Sun 28 Apr
Our final social event of the year will require you and your fellow hoofers to put your outdoor skills to the test in the Hoofer Outing Club Spring Olympics. You will make teams of four and compete in a series of five different events, all of which w
Tue 30 Apr
Following the weekly Outing Club meeting, we will hold a meeting of the Water Safety Board. We will be in the Mendota Lodge (same location as the general meeting).  All Hoofer Outing Club members are allowed to attend this meeting. Only Outing Club
Thu 2 May
The spring has sprung and we are celebrating with fresh herbs and veggies! We have collabarated with Paradigm Gardens who has been growing plants for the Hoofer Outing Club this spring. Swing by on May 2nd to grab a plant or two for FREEEEEEE in the
Fri 3 May
This is a joint trip offered in conjunction with the Sierra Club River Touring Section. You don't need to be a Sierra Club member to go on this trip. Here is more information from the Sierra Club's website: May 4-5:  Pine R.  Class l-ll;   Boat Cam
Sun 5 May
While the lake is frozen, we have to find somewhere else to kayak! The MATC swimming pool is nice and warm (and clean)! During the off season, you can learn to kayak or practice your skills in the pool. Whether you need a kayak lake lesson, want to l
Sun 5 May
This is the INSTRUCTOR sign-up for the 5/5 kayak pool session at the MATC Pool. We usually need two people to teach the kayak lake lesson and another two to teach rolling. The fifth will be put with either lake lesson or rolling depending on the ne
Sun 12 May
Hello hello Hoofers!   To celebrate the start of summer and the end of finals Ryan Stowe and I (Laura Arneson) along with a crew of Leaders in Training will be heading north on up to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota!!   Are you lookin
Fri 17 May
Wolf River Spring Paddle - May 17-19, 2019 Whether this becomes a full club trip depends on interest and water safety approval. At this stage, I'd like to know who might be available and interested. If you are sincerely interested, please sign up o
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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