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Old 08-17-2018, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default Scavenger Hunt_Sunday 8-26-2018_1:00 pm_Deer Creek Reservoir

A Scavenger Hunt... The Sights, Sounds (and Smells) of the Lake.

For something a little different we will conduct a scavenger hunt from the water. We will divide the attendees into small groups. A list of items to locate will be given and each group will have to work together to "collect" the most items on the list. After a given time we will all come back to the launch and see who the most observant TCT paddlers are. There may even be some wonderful prizes for the winners!

Deer Creek Reservoir is an Alliance, Oh water supply. Only elecric motors are allowed. As a protected water supply it's shores are mostly wooded so it has a nice wild feel to it. It is a popular place for paddlers. The park area is managed by Stark Parks. There are plastic toilets and picnic tables here but no water. Lots of parking.

Time: Arrive about 1:00 pm, unload and get boats ready to launch. We will have score cards and instructions for participants. About 1:30 we will launch as a group and the contest will proceed. Expect to be on the water for 1-1/2 hours (about 2 miles). We will then all meet back at the launch and tally up the score cards.

After the hunt some of us may go back out and paddle for a while. Bring some snacks, a sandwich or other food as we very well could be out at (Ken's) supper time.

Location: Deer Creek Reservoir is located off of SR 225 (north of Alliance,Oh & south of SR 224). it is close to the west end of Berlin Lake. It is about 30 minutes west of Canfield for a time reference.
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Directions: From Deerfield, Oh follow SR 224 west (2.5 mi). At the intersection of SR 224 & SR 225 turn LEFT (south) on SR 225. After 3 miles you will cross Berlin Lake (now drained). Continue .6 mile to PRICE STREET and turn RIGHT. ( Landmarks at this corner are green oil tanks and Canton Air Sports). Again cross Berlin Lake and continue (1.0) mile. You will come to Deer Creek Reservoir. The park entrance is on the left.

14514 Price St NE, Alliance, OH 44601

Park map: https://starkparks.com/parks/deer-creek-reservoir/

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Please respond by 8-24-18 if you can make this event so we can make sure to have enough supplies. Respond here online or text / leave message at xxx-xxx-xxxx. -Ken and Cheryl

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Old 08-18-2018, 08:10 PM   #2
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Jessica and Mike with be there
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I will be there- sounds like fun!!
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This sounds like fun.

Tom and Darla Freed will be there!
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Steve and Linda Preston plan to attend . Thank you for putting this together .
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As of Friday morning we have heard from 11 paddlers. I thought I might need more time to prepare but it's under control (I think).

If anyone wants to attend but can't commit just yet that's fine. If you can let us know by early Sunday morning that would be great. Otherwise if you decide to come last minute that's ok too.

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Cool Deer Creek

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It looks like 60% chance of thunderstorms! Is the trip still on?
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Forecast here is 40% with a slight chance of showers / thunder boomer.

Looks like it will be cloudy?

Looks OK to us. You probably won't be more than 15-20 minutes away from launch if weather turns unfavorable.

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Thanks Ken & Cheryl for a wonderful savanger hunt/paddle. It was a great day on the water.
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