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October 19, Saturday, Brandywine River paddle & Brandywine River Museum visit. Class 1 river. We will paddle this scenic Chester county river at the height of fall colors. At lunch we will spend time at the museum viewing the exhibits and then proceed down river to Smith Bridge in Delaware.

For those who are familiar with this trip I am sorry to report that for the first time in Churchville Nature Center’s long history they are no longer renting canoes or sponsoring this trip. You will need your own boat as there are no rentals.

To register contact the leader; John Chalikian, chalikian@juno.com also can call 215-635-3516 (before 9PM) with questions. There will be a $15 fee collected at the put in for optional museum entrance. Meeting details of trip will be emailed about one week before trip.

Barb Nesbitt is sorry that she will not be able to do her Bread & Soup this year. However, all are invited to join the group at a local restaurant for an after paddle meal.

Schuylkill River, September 28. More photos.

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, life jacket, spray skirt 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.

For Sale: Hydra C-1 canoe, 13’ 4” long, new kneeling pads, new thigh straps, new carry handles, and a new skirt. Tom Johnson Hydra centaur. Located in pipersville, PA. Make an offer or arrange to see the boat by contacting Steve Malarskey at stevemal@ptd.net.

Paddling guide books and skills books click here.

AMC interactive stream map of the Pennsylvania Highlands Region. Click here

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.

Tohickon Creek Internet to Stover Park gage conversion.

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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.

Click here to download the fall issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.

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