Date – Saturday, August 21, 2021
Time – To meet around 8 a.m.
Where – Potosi, WI (45 minutes northwest of Galena, IL). Address TBD.
Event – About a 5-hour slow-river float on tube down the Grant River
Cost - $25 per person for tubing
Includes – Individual Tube/Shared cooler tubes/Shuttle transportation for drivers/tips
Registration: 20 tubing spots are currently reserved. Club members will be given priority. Register on Four Winds website and, to secure your spot, please send payment to Ron Herrmann either via Venmo app or mail check asap to: 8719 Hillcrest Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Trip Leader – Ron Herrmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-514-9429
This is a beautiful outdoor experience down a shallow slow-moving river. Note that past participants have made a full weekend out of this, obtaining their own area accommodations in this very rural part of Americana. If available, Ron plans to coordinate group dinner reservations on the Friday night prior at Potosi Brewery and Saturday at Vine Tastings in Potosi. All pay their own way.
On Saturday morning, each group of tubing participants should bring their own cooler of beverages (alcohol is permitted/no glass) and snacks/lunch as it’s generally a hot float in the open sun. IMPORTANT CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: This is a longer float time than past years, cost is less and lunch will NOT be provided. Each group should share a cooler and let Ron know to reserve a cooler tube (see in picture) for you in advance. For the tubing trip, please remember to bring hats / sunscreen / water shoes / bags for your garbage, etc.
Contact Ron if questions. More information will be available closer to event.
TIPS ON ACCOMMODATIONS (As of 5/5/21)
As of now, both the small Potosi Inn which many 4Wers have booked and the Pine Point Lodge (cottages) are reportedly full. Other possibilities to check include:
· Front Porch Inn B&B in Potosi offers two rooms = 608-725-2099 Web site: potosifrontporchinn.com
· Camping at Grant River Recreation Area = https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Mississippi-River-Project/Recreation/Grant-River-Recreation-Area/ = 608-763-2140
· AirBNB offers area rooms for rent
· (There may be more)
Dakota Hillside Inn, LLC
Address: 4998 County Rd N, Cassville, WI 53806
Phone: (608) 725-2099