Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

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Apr
21
Fri
Northwest Iowa Kayaking & Birding Campout
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day
Northwest Iowa Kayaking & Birding Campout

Join us this April for a memorable 3-day trip of kayaking and bird-watching around the lakes, marshes and rivers in Emmet County, Iowa during spring migration.

$175 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

May
19
Fri
Wisconsin Backpacking Trip @ LaFarge, Wisconsin
May 19 – May 21 all-day
Wisconsin Backpacking Trip @ LaFarge, Wisconsin | Houghton | Michigan | United States

Our 2017 Wisconsin Backpacking Trip is a great way to learn about overnight backpacking and hammock camping, trip planning, and food preparation. This beginner level trip will take place at Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge, Wisconsin and is appropriate for most age and fitness levels. No prior backpacking or hiking experience is needed.

$100 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Jun
22
Thu
North Shore Kayaking & Hiking Trip @ Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day
North Shore Kayaking & Hiking Trip @ Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota

Explore Lake Superior along the North Shore, as well as a few interior lakes in Northern Minnesota. Kayak highlights include paddling at Split Rock Lighthouse, Shovel Point, and Palisade head. Camp on Lake Superior while enjoying some awesome dutch oven meals.

$475 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Jul
13
Thu
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin

Our most popular trip. Explore the sandstone sea caves off the northern coast of Wisconsin on Lake Superior. Partake in a 3-mile crossing to Sand Island to visit a historic light house and enjoy a wild blueberry or two. We base camp at Little Sand Bay Campground near Bayfield, Wisconsin and spend three days sea kayaking on Lake Superior. Enjoy Dutch oven meals and the expertise of the your experienced CrawDaddy Crew. Prior kayaking experience is recommended. All transportation, gear and meals are provided. Please mention any dietary restrictions when registering for the trip.

$475 per person cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for the trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Aug
1
Tue
Isle Royale Kayaking & Backpacking Trip @ Isle Royale National Park
Aug 1 – Aug 6 all-day
Isle Royale Kayaking & Backpacking Trip @ Isle Royale National Park | Houghton | Michigan | United States

The least visited National Park in the lower 48 states is calling your name. Join Darrin Siefken as he leads you through this majestic wilderness area. Learn about the moose and wolf populations while you explore the island. The greenstone rocks and stunning views of Lake Superior provide a true wilderness experience. A ferry will transport you from Grand Portage, Minnesota to the island. From there, you will navigate around and through the island to the ferry pick up point. There is no electricity, no cell towers, and no vehicles – simply you, your feet, and nature. Trip cost includes transportation from/to Waverly, Iowa to Grand Portage, Minnesota, the ferry ride to the island (and back), all gear and meals along with the expertise of an 13-time visitor to the island.

This trip is not for beginners.

$650 (backpacking) | $700 (kayaking)
These per person trip costs includes transportation, ferry ride, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Aug
26
Sat
Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon @ Ingawanis Woodland
Aug 26 all-day

Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon

Ready for an awesome adventure triathlon? Get your wart on with the Rugged Toad Adventure Tri.

Paddle, Trail Run and Mountain Bike. Paddle (4.6 miles) the Cedar River from Waverly, IA to the Ingawanis Adventure Base, trail run (3.4 miles) through the camp and then mountain bike (7 miles) through Ingawanis Woodland.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2016 event closed on Aug 25, 2016, 12:00:00 PM CDT. Check back soon for details on how to register for 2017.

Course

Paddle (4.6 miles) the Cedar River from Waverly, IA to the Ingawanis Adventure Base, trail run (3.4 miles) through the camp and then mountain bike (7 miles) through Ingawanis Woodland.

Start

Race begins at Brookwood Park, Waverly at 9 am. Last shuttle departs from Ingawanis Woodland / Eagle Lodge at 8:20 am.

Spectators

Spectators will be allowed at the start of the race at Brookwood Park in Waverly and at the Ingawanis Woodland / Eagle Lodge run/bike transition area and finish line.

Weather

Event is held rain or shine. Event will be delayed due to severe weather / lightning.

Directions

Participants will check in at Eagle Lodge at Ingawanis Woodland. Your kayak, pfd and paddle, and any gear needed for the run can be dropped off at the start of the race at Brookwood Park in Waverly. Your bike will need to be left at the bike transition at Eagle Lodge. Your vehicle will need to be left in the parking area at Eagle Lodge. A shuttle will take you back to Brookwood Park before the race begins.

Depending on where you live, it may be a better logistic option to drop off your kayaking gear first and then proceed to the check in at Eagle Lodge. You will need to be at Eagle Lodge at the Ingawanis Woodland to check in and park. You will be shuttled back to Brookwood Park for the start of the race.

At conclusion of race, you will pick up bike gear and your vehicle at Eagle Lodge at Ingawanis Woodland. Directions will be provided on where to pick up your kayak.

There will not be a drop off location for any run gear at the transition from kayak to run. Your running gear will need to be taken with you in your kayak.

Please allow a minimum of 20 minutes to drive from Brookwood Park to Ingawanis Woodland (each way).

Prizes

Prizes:
Overall Winner; Men’s 1,2,3; Women’s 1,2,3; Youth 1,2,3; and Relay 1,2,3; Top Kayak, Top Bike, Top Run

Volunteers

If interested in volunteering contact Darrin Siefken at 319-352-9129 or info@crawdaddyoutdoors.com

Contact info

Darrin Siefken
CrawDaddy Outdoors
319-352-9129
info@crawdaddyoutdoors.com

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Oct
6
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Join is for a weekend paddle and camping trip down the Kickapoo River. Camp at the LaFarge City Campground while enjoying the peak of fall colors. Previous canoeing or kayaking experience is recommended but not required. This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$175 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here