August 21, Tuesday, Brandywine River. Class 1. We will paddle the West Branch of the Brandywine, from Embreeville to Shaws Bridge Park. This Chester County river is easy and interesting, but water may be low, so be prepared to get your feet wet. Leader: Esther Underhill, 610-827-7776, firstname.lastname@example.org, 267-615-1577 (cell for day of trip).
August 25 Saturday, Lehigh River, Palmerton to Walnutport, A class one paddle with a few riffles along the way for a fun ride. This is a joint trip with CNC. If you need to rent a canoe contact Churchville Nature Center Tuesday to Sunday 10-5, 215-357-4005. CNC will honor AMC membership. Members/non-members $25/30. If you have your own boat contact leader John Chalikian. 215-635-3516, (best time to call: before 9), email@example.com. or co-leader Tammy Brandon firstname.lastname@example.org. CNC members and renters: Meet at the center by 7:15 AM for car-pooling, Departure 7:30 AM.
Merrill Creek Reservoir July 29. More photos.
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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