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May 25-27, Saturday to Monday, West Branch Susquehanna River, a Weekend in Renovo, Class 1, Come paddle the West Branch of the Susquehanna River between Keating and Lock Haven to be done as two day paddles. This gentle flowing river passes through the mountains of Sproul State Forest. The river trips will be run based on weather and water levels and we may hike on any day that we don't paddle. There are several options for overnight accommodations between camping at Hyner Run State Park, co-leaders house or local motels. More details will be sent to those who register. Rich Pace, contact. Carl Ganong, contact.

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.

Oswego River, NJ, May 19. More photos.

Paddling guide books and skills books click here.

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

FOR SALE: 16 foot Avocet fiberglass sea kayak. The kayak needs the two larger hatch covers replaced and they are available on-line. Also, there is some repaired damage that may need some further touch up. The The kayak is stored at in Frenchtown, NJ Make a reasonable offer. Contact Rich Pace, richpace9@gmail.com

 

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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.

Join AMC! First time members get a 20 percent discount! Click this link for our secure server.

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 spring issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.

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