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Details We are joining a national event, hosted in over 25 cities and growing!We paddle. We raise money for victims of cancer and families struggling with medical bills and care. Done.We need 6-person teams that are willing to take 1 hour shifts, two paddlers per shift, for 24 hours. Friends, family, visitors are all welcome to come out and paddle, and/or pitch in where and when they can. This isn't a race; no admission will be charged for the event, and State Park Superintendent Laura Melling has offered to waive entrance fees for participants and volunteers for the duration of...

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"The waft of ocean meeting land, the olfactory punch of days-old fish carcass, sweaty beanies and ball caps... It means I'm home."

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Some quick notes: HOTTER THAN HELL AT NOON AFTER EATING THREE SPICY BURRITOS. We love the heat, and we loathe its brutal oppression. That's why we spend so much time in the water. Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) and kayaks are phenomenal tools to alleviate the sweltering gloom of elevated temperatures. Don't join a crazy sect that wants you to drink poison Kool-Aid! Go Paddle! When the thermostat shows 110 degrees Farenheit, it's time to get into the 75-degree lake. Quail Creek State Park offers a tremendous variety of shoreline, so, depending on water levels you might be paddling into the...

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