2016 OUTINGS SCHEDULE
DATE / LOCATION / HOST / RATINGS/EXPLANATION(details below)
Sept 9-11 / Clark Fork River / 2: Float: Bridge abutments, small rapids, obstacles CANCELED
Sept 16-18 / Grande Ronde / 4-Wade: Slick Rocks, Visibility. 4-Float: Low fast water, obstacles CANCELED
Sept 16, 17, 18 / Missouri River / Gooley’s and Searfoss’s / 2-Float: Bridge abutments, and obstacles
Oct 15-16 / Lake Lenore / Shiraz Vira / 1-Could be cold/windy
Oct 21-23 / Grande Ronde / Host Needed / 4-Wade: Slick Rocks, Visibility 4-Float: Low fast water, obstacles
Note: These are proposed outings. Weather, water conditions, and fishing conditions may impact an outing resulting in a cancellation. Check newsletters and the clubs website for updated outings information and changes.
Note: To meet the requirements of the clubs insurance policy, the Board has determined that Outings that do not have a Host by the meeting preceding the Outing will be cancelled. This means that by the close of the May meeting, all June, July, August and September Outings must have a host appearing on the Outings sign-up sheet(s) and the information posted on the club’s website.
If you have any questions contact the following individuals: Rick Diffley: firstname.lastname@example.org Gale Allen: email@example.com Rick Newman: firstname.lastname@example.org
RATING DESCRIPTIONS 2016
Level Water Conditions & Watercraft Skill Level Descriptions
1 Water – Lake or River: Still water. Easy access.
Skill Level: Rookie to expert. First time pontoon/drift boat owners should start here.
Float Tubes okay here only.
2 Water: Still water. Limited access – River. Comfortable current, small rapids, easy wading.
Skill Level: Level 1 accomplished. First river outing with experienced club member.
3 Water: Still Water: Difficult access.
River: Float, faster water, obstacles, rapids, sweepers.
Wade: Difficult access, fast, slick rocks.
Skill Level: Level 2 accomplished and mastered. Good boat handling skills. Can read
water and react appropriately.
4 Water – River: Faster water, changing conditions, heavy rapids, obstacles, braids.
strong hydraulics, sweepers.
Skill Level: Level 3 accomplished and mastered. Excellent boat handling skills. Can
read river quickly and respond.
5 Water: River: Complex water, changing hydraulics and river path. Complex rapids,
falls, scouting recommended.
Skill Level: Expert boat handler with a lot of experience in complex hydraulic
situations. Must be able to read and react immediately and correctly.
Each time a member enters a new skill level for the first time it is recommended they consult with the Host, Pontoon Safety Instructor, and/or make arrangements to go with an experienced member skilled at that level.