Lake Hodges Way
A few weeks ago, Lake Hodges opened back up from their seasonal closure, and a couple people have mentioned this. It’s good to keep some variety in our paddles, so now is a good time for a lake paddle. Hodges is one of the county’s larger reservoirs where we can get a few miles of paddling in. It’s also somewhat scenic and several species of birds stop in here.
The weather should be nice with temperature in the mid 70s and sunny. It will probably get a little windy as these lakes usually do.
Let’s get there around 8:30am so that we can launch around 9:00. The fee to launch is $2 for a single kayak. If you are thinking about bringing a tandem, that will cost you $7 to launch.
There is a pay station as you drive over to the launch area. And if the store is open, I think you can pay in there.
There isn’t much nearby if you are hungry after the paddle. If anybody would like to, we’ll do a picnic lunch.
As a reminder, you’re responsible for your own safety.
This is not a sanctioned San Diego Kayak Club or Aqua Adventures event. The announcer of this event is not the leader of such, merely a “coordinator”.
Disclaimer: We will have experienced paddlers on this trip, but they will not be responsible for telling you what is or is not safe for you to do. We watch out for one another and assist one another, but all individuals are responsible for, and manage their own safety. This responsibility includes assessing your gear, skill level, and physical conditioning relative to conditions and location, as well as making decisions about what you will or will not do. Participants acknowledge that kayaking on the open sea or bay is inherently dangerous and can lead to physical injury including death as well as property damage. Participants, on their behalf and on behalf of their heirs and assignees, agree to hold the announcers and other participants blameless in the event of such injury, damage or death. Please join us if you want to mildly stretch your capabilities, but please stay home if you would be wildly stretching them.