Delaware River, September 3. More photos.
September 9, Sunday, Delaware River Kayaking/Canoeing: Raubsville to Frenchtown, Class 1. Come join this nice 13.5 mile river paddle with a some small rapids and some nice scenery along the way. Near the beginning, we will be passing under the historic Riegelsville Roebling bridge. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this river event. Rental boats are not available. The leader will coordinate with the shuttling of the kayaks and canoes. You must have a life vest (PFD) and please bring a whistle. A PA launch permit is required for Raubsville and we will instruct you on how to get one. Securely attached water shoes or sandals are required. Flip flops are not acceptable. Bring water and a 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 Raubsville and people to stay with the boats until all vehicles are back from the starting location. We are meeting at the Frenchtown parking lot along the Delaware River. Please contact the leader for further details. There will be an optional post trip gathering that we hope you can attend. Some prior kayaking experience is desirable. Meeting time is 9:30 AM in Frenchtown, NJ. Leaders: Rich Pace, Al Schwartz.
September 15, Saturday, Delaware River, Kingwood to Bulls Island Flatwater. This is a joint trip between the Churchville Nature Center and AMC. If you have a boat contact the leaders, if you need a tandem canoe contact CNC at 215-357-4005 to rent a canoe, pfd and paddle. Register with the leader, John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 (best time to call: before 9) firstname.lastname@example.org
September 16, Sunday, Crosswicks Creek, Class 1 Join us on a scenic paddle on Crosswicks Creek from Groveville to the Delaware River in Bordentown. We'll start at high tide and let the current take us leisurely through the woodlands and into the marshlands. We'll meet up and drop our boats at the put-in, then shuttle some cars to the take-out before heading out. You will need to bring your own boat for this trip. We will stop somewhere along the river for a lunch break. You must register for this trip. All participants are required to sign the AMC liability release. Requirements (for your safety): You must wear your PFD while on the water. Wear old sneakers, water socks or some other form of closed toe foot protection. Flip-flops are not acceptable. Bring plenty of water and lunch. Suggestions (for your comfort): Wear a bathing suit or quick drying clothes suitable for getting wet. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring a dry bag or waterproof container for your personal belongings. Have a secure place to carry your car keys. Bring a hat and sunglasses. Have a set of dry clothes in your car so you can change for the ride home. Leader: Rich Pace, register with Mike Ahern.
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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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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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