July 14-15 (Sat - Sun) Solo Open Canoe Training. canceled
July 15, Sunday, Schuylkill River. We will paddle the section from just south of Reading to Gibraltar, with opportunities to practice ferries, eddy turns and peel outs. Suitable for novice paddlers. Leader: Walt Underhill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 21 Saturday, Swiftwater Safety Session. Excellent for both whitewater, flatwater and sea kayak paddlers. $5/$25 (member/nonmember), instructor/volunteers are free. Course tailored to the needs of the group. We'll cover swimming rapids, self-rescue, deep water reentry, group rescue, equipment recovery, group actions, scene management, gear & more. On Delaware River at Lambertville wing dam. Register by 7/19. Eric Pavlak, 610-650-8926, email@example.com
Batsto River, July 1. More photos.
July 22, Sunday, Delaware River Kayaking/Canoeing: Delaware Water Gap to Belvidere, Class 1+ Come join a fun paddle down the Delaware River. There will be some small rapids and some nice scenery along the way. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this river event. Rental boats are not available, as there is no outfitter involved. The leaders will coordinate with the shuttling of the kayaks and canoes. You must have a life vest (PFD) and please bring a whistle. Securely attached water shoes or sandals are required. Flip flops are not acceptable. Bring water and a moderate sized lunch. Expect this 13.5 mile trip to be an all day event. We will take breaks along the way. We will all work together for safety as we paddle down the river. We will need you to help after the river trip is done. We will need drivers to take people back to get their vehicles at the water gap and people to stay with the boats until all vehicles are back from the starting location. There will be an optional post trip gathering for food and beverage that we hope you can attend. Some prior kayak paddling is desirable. Meeting time is 9:30 am in Belvidere, NJ. Contact leaders: Rich Pace, Al Schwartz
Lehigh River dam release schedule click here.
Paddling guide books and skills books click here.
AMC interactive stream map of the Pennsylvania Highlands Region. Click here
PFDs (life jackets) must be worn on all trips when on the water. Helmets must be worn by all paddling decked boats on Class 2 or higher trips, and for all open boats on Class 3 or higher trips.
For Class 2 and higher trips, paddlers must provide their own equipment: Canoe or kayak suitable for whitewater with flotation and grab loops or handles, a helmet, lifejacket, sprayskirt for closed boats, paddle and clothing suitable for water & air temperatures. Paddlers must have the necessary skills, be able to wet exit their boat, swim and self-rescue in a rapid: swim boat and self to shore, get back in boat, or Eskimo roll.
Electronic trip reporting now available for leaders
Trip leaders can skip mailing in trip reports and sign up sheets by reporting their trips electronically on this web site.
Leaders will be able to scan their sign sheets, upload them and fill out their trip report on line. They have the option of receiving a copy of their report by e-mail. Instructions and help are provided. For more information, click here.
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TRIP RELEASE FORM. Download and read the waiver you must sign to participate on trips! Click here.
Knots for paddlers: Click here
Guide book information & reviews, click here.
Wing Dam, Kelly's Lock and other practice areas. Info and directions.
Rent Club Boats: We have two fully outfitted whitewater solo open canoes which you can rent for $25 a day for use on club trips. Includes paddle & spare, PDF, helmet. To rent, contact Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776 or contact leader.
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