Skagit poker run August 12th 2017

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Skagit poker run August 12th 2017

Postby PinkyF » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:39 pm

Carey Berger Memorial Poker Run SKAGIT RIVER . SATURDAY AUGUST 12th , 2017 (Camping Aug 11-13th)

A poker game played with skill, you draw cards at river stations while you float the Skagit River at Newhalem-Marblemount*. Not to be missed, the WRRR Poker run is one of the club's most popular events. The Skagit River is one of the few rivers still running late in the summer, the run is rated easy class 2-3 at most levels. Other activities include camping and a potluck dinner in the North Cascades National Park. Bring the family. There are often boats with 3 and 4 generations of family in them! Contact any board
member for more information or check out the WRRR forums (wrrr.org)

TRIP LEADERS: Wrrr board or Brenan Filippini (brenan@plasteringplus.com)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!: Anyone interested in helping with this event by running a river station, prizes, shuttle, BBQ, Safety, etc please contact Brenan. We can use the help!!!

POKER RUN DETAILS: Poker Run registration is from 9:00 AM to 11:29 on Saturday at the boat launch in Goodell Creek Campground. The station dealers launch at 9am, don't launch before them or you will miss your next cards. Last boats launch BEFORE 11:29. A "sweep" boat will launch at 11:30 and card stations shut down after the sweep boat arrives at them. Don't get behind the sweep boat or you may lose out on cards and play with a short hand! Cost is $5 per poker hand, you may buy/play as many hands as you want until we run out of cards. To play this game of skill you get your first card at the put-in and your next 4 cards are drawn at river "dealers" that you must eddy out for. If you miss the station you have to play a card short. Boaters with class 2-3 ability should have no problem. We will compare poker hands after dinner at 7:30 PM at the group camp, you will want to be there when we start because top prizes go first to the highest hand present. Pick the cash prize or river gear then subsequent highest hands choose prizes. There is a prize for the lowest hand also.

CAMPING: Free camping for current WRRR members from Thursday noon to Sunday noon at the Lower and Upper Goodell Group Camp. We do not have the loop across the river this year. Please plan accordingly. We ask that you please accommodate everyone and share spots and parking as best we can. There is room to leave trailers down at the lower pit parking area.

The Group camps are on the north side of Hwy 20 along the west side of Goodell Creek. To find the camp look for an unmarked dirt road under the power lines on the north side (left as you head east) of Hwy 20 just after you pass the main campground, about 1 mile west of Newhalem. The dirt road is just west of the bridge where the highway crosses Goodell Creek. Camping for non-members is $10. The park service requests we secure food/coolers inside vehicles when camp is unattended due to wild animals. All food must be stored in sealed containers until use, violators subject to fine. For extra quiet and more privacy you can buy a spot at the nice campgrounds on the other side of the Hwy 20 at Nehalem campground and at the put in Goodell creek campground.


FOOD: Potluck dinner on Saturday at the group camp at 7:00 PM. Bring your favorite side dish, main dish, dessert, and a beer for the Waterlog
editor. WRRR will provide plates, forks, etc.

MISC: Please respect your neighboors regarding parking, noise, etc. Don't forget the Dog leash and poop bags. The National Parks service is really cracking down on dog leashes. Hope to see everyone there!
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Re: Skagit poker run August 12th 2017

Postby PinkyF » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:11 am

Skagit Poker run is this weekend!!! Don't forget to bring tons of cash!! We have some fabulous prizes this year. 155qt Yeti cooler, Nrs firepan, Dutch oven with all the accessories, tons of raft kitchen gear, and of course helmets and last of the Wrrr stamped hydroflasks!!!! There's much more so check it out.

Some reminders about camp. Please do not reserve camps. It will be busy this year like usual. Pack your patience and please help people find camps. I will be camping in the turn around at the bottom of the hill. I can watch any trailers parked down low. The National park requires food to be stored in boxes or locked up. They also require dogs on leash.

There is a stage 2 fire ban. No fire and also we believe no charcoal. Bring propane fire pits.

Prizes and potluck dinner is at 7pm Saturday.

Hope to see you all there !!!
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Re: Skagit poker run August 12th 2017

Postby PinkyF » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:11 pm

We have a bbq with a limited supply burgers (100), limited kid hit dogs andouille sausage (40) this year at station 3!! Bring your favorite grill item or get there early!! There will be buns and a spatula this year with some condiments to really class things up compared to years past ;)

Food for poker stations and Joe get first dibs. Make sure to volunteer for next year so we can roll the red carpet out for you!!!
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