One other person has indicated to me that he wants to go along. For such a trip we have to have at least two vehicles so we can shuttle from end to end. More people is fine. That way we can leave somebody with the boats while we go back and get all the vehicles. Usually we'll have all of them at the end except for the shuttle vehicle. We can load two boats on one vehicle and go back to get that vehicle. Any number of ways to do this. It's no biggie.
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The race is on August 1. The leisurely paddle will be either on july 25th (sat.) or the 26th (sunday) depending upon the consensus.