Please WAMPANOAG PADDLERS 2014 TRIP SCHEDULE
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PADDLING ON CAPE COD ON WEDNESDAYS
APR 9 LONG POND HARWICH
APR 23 COONAMESET POND FALMOUTH
APR 30 UPPER MILL AND WALKERS PONDS BREWSTER
MAY 14 CENTERVILLE RIVER CENTERVILLE
MAY 28 CHASE GARDEN CREEK YARMOUTH PORT
JUNE 11 BELLS NECK / HERRIING RIVER HARWICH
JUNE 25 MASHPEE - WAKEBY POND MASHPEE
JULY 9 BASS RIVER DENNIS
JULY 23 HERRING RIVER HARWICH
AUG 6 CHILDS RIVER - WAQUOIT BAY FALMOUTH
AUG 20 FOLLINS POND DENNIS
SEPT 10 JEHU / HAMBLIN PONDS FALMOUTH
SEPT 24 SANTUIT RIVER COTUIT
Details of each trip are in the book Paddling Cape Cod by Shirley and Fred Bull.
Paul will give times and meeting locations and a verbal description to anyone interested in taking part in the trip.
WEEKEND PADDLING NEW ENGLAND & CANADA
QUICK LIST (trip descriptions listed below)
April 26,27 WILLAMANTIC RIVER - E. Haddam, CT – Rob Gallerane
May 3 NEMASKET RIVER, Middleboro, MA – Howie Foster
May 10,11 Open (Mother’s Day)
May 17,18 Open
May 19 MONDAY Quiniboag River – George & Margaret Estano
MAY 23/26 PEMIGEWASSET RIVER, N.H. – Rob Gallerane
May 31/Jun 1 TRIP CANCELLED CAMPING AND PADDLING IN WAREHAM, MA. – Howie Foster
June 7,8,9 BATTENKILL RIVER, Arlington, VT – Joe Packard
June 14 QUABOAG RIVER, Central MA – Nancy Pierson
June 21 ESSEX RIVER, Essex, MA – Chris Febiger
June 28,29 Open
July 5,6 Open
July 12,13 Open
July 19 NARRAGANSETT BAY, R.I. & POOL PARTY – John DaSilva
July 27 NORTH RIVER, Marshfield / Hanover, MA – George Estano
Aug 2,3 Open
Aug 8/17 JACQUES-CARTIER NATIONAL PARK, Quebec, Canada – DaSilva
Aug 21,24 ANDROSCOGGIN – Bethel, ME – George Estano
Aug 24/Sep 1 DEAD RIVER - Cathedral Pines Campgrounds, Eustis, ME – George Estano
Sep 6-7 Open
Sep 13,14 Open
Sep 20,21 Open
Sept 27 WEST RIVER, Jamaica, VT – Chris Zaremba
Oct 4,5 Open
Oct 10/13 CONNETICUT RIVER, Wilgus St. Park, Wilgus, VT – George Estano
Oct 18,19 Open
Oct 25,26 Open
Nov 1 IPSWICH RIVER, Topsfield, MA – Dave Beck
Nov 15 END OF SEASON MEETING – Abington Grange Hall, Abington, MA
Jan 17, 2015 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & ELECTION- Norwell Grange Hall, Norwell, MA
With each trip listing there is a notation for the type of water that is expected:
F=flat; Q=quick; and 1, 2, 3 = Class 1, 2, & 3 rapids
C = Camping
River Classification Guide
Trips are listed with the types of river conditions you can expect. The bold initial indicates the predominant class of water based on the International Scale of Difficulty as defined by the A.M.C.
Tidal (may be subject to open winds and currents may be strong)
SPECIAL NOTE: Howie Foster paddles the Weweantic River (week days, weekends, whatever) several dozen times a year, possibly daily, weather permitting. Any club member is invited to call Howie at 508-308-1753 any evening to join him in paddling this charming river.
If there is a trip that you would like to paddle as a leader, pick any date marked “OPEN”, email your float/shuttle plan to the membership at firstname.lastname@example.org remember to include your contact information so that members who want to paddle with you can contact you for more details. For Trip Leaders Responsibilities and Trip Planning Guide please refer to: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Wampypaddlers/files . If this is your first time leading a trip, and you would like to have an experienced leader co-lead the trip with you, say so in your email, ask for a member to co-lead with you.
For details contact John DaSilva 401-739-4961 (cell 401-829-0753)
(Sat) (Great Swamp): South Kingston, RI... The Great Swamp, located in southern RI, provides perhaps the most intriguing canoe/kayak trip in the state. The trip is an excursion into hidden jungle like retreats that cannot be reached any other way. Here you will float into a vast state owned management area on one river, paddle across a shallow but wide pond, and then finish your trip on another river that snakes its way through dense vine draped vegetation. Trip length=7 miles. There is an option for a 5 1/2 mile takeout.. Meet at put in @ 10am Taylor’s landing, call for directions.
(Sat) A fun trip on one of CT's prettiest rivers: The paddle will be about 9 miles. At high water levels this is a quick water trip with tight turns and a few play spots. At low water levels, it can be scratchy. Regarding the Williamantic Paddle on April 26, camping is at the Wolf Den Campground section of Mashamoquet Brook State Park. It is walk-in camping only as that is pre-season. We are paddling the Williamantic River in Tolland,C http://www.wolfsdencampground.com/ Please phone me by Wednesday April 23 for directions and other information.
The river is 4.6 miles and takes about three hours.....It will be extended by paddling the pond and lunch along the way. Put in time of 10oo hours feels about right. We can meet at the Take out on East Brimfield lake (Rt20) leave a car there and caravan to the put in on Holland pond. Flat water. Bring lunch. Contact the Jich for additional details and directions.
For details see brochure at: http://www.tlgv.org/uploads/Watershed/WaterTrails/QuinebaugRiverTrailEBrimfieldLake.pdf
May 23/26 PEMIGEWASSET RIVER, Waterville Valley, NH (F, Q, 1, Camping)
For details contact Rob Gallerane 508-340-7967
Planning to stay at Pemi River Campground, mention you are with our Paddling Club
Thornton, NH (http://www.pemirivercampground.com).
May 31 / June 1 Weekend Campout and Paddle – Wareham, MA (F,C)
Contact Howie Foster 508-308-1753 email@example.com
Camping at Wampy Member, Howie Foster’s home base – 18 acres with a pond, abutting a private 500-acre preserve. Paddle trips planned for Sat., Sun. Some of these may involve ocean paddling.
(Fri – Sun.) The Battenkill provides two days of beautiful paddling in southern Vermont plus lots to see in and do in the area. It is a fast, rocky cold-water stream. We'll start the first day directly from the campground in Arlington and canoe down across the border into New York taking out at a covered bridge. Sunday we'll shuttle the cars down to Rt. 22 and start back at the covered bridge. We'll camp at "Camping on the Battenkill" in Arlington, VT (http://www.campingonthebattenkillvt.com/; (800) 830-6663) Call early for reservation.
Trip details to follow
Contact trip leader Nancy Pierson Lostbluehens@comcast.net 617-335-6250
Contact Trip leader: Chris Febiger firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 781 235-6112 (home), 781 697-7742 (cell)
Put in on the north end of the Essex causeway where there is a launching ramp. Parking would be several hundred yards away as resident stickers are needed to park near the ramp. The trip would go out the Essex river with the tide, go past Conomo Point where we would leave the channel and bear to port to the back side of Crane’s Beach. There w would have lunch, swim and relax. The return trip would also go with the tide around Hog Island to the Essex side of Conomo Point and back in the Essex river. Those wishing to could go for a seafood dinner at Woodman’s or Farnham’s afterwards. Paddle starts at 10:00AM. Arrive at least 1/2 hour earlier to get organized and park your vehicle.
July 19 – NARRAGANSETT BAY, R.I. / Pool Party Cook Out.
Paddle on the bay from Conimicut Point to Oakland Beach. Preferred watercraft will be kayaks. We will paddle by 2 lighthouses and a mansion. Explore Buck-eye Brook and stretch our legs on the new bike path along the old Rocky Point amusement park. We will all meet at my house. 47 Chelmsford Ave. Warwick RI.
July 27 – NORTH RIVER – Marshfield to Hanover, MA (F,Q)
Sunday. North River. Union Street to Indian Head.
Put In: Union Street Bridge in Marshfield (On the Norwell side of the
bridge it is Bridge Street)
Departure time is 9:30 AM; this is the fanny in the boat time not arrival time. Please arrive by 8:30 to be included in the
shuttle. Take out: Indian Head River launch area on Indian
Head Drive off Elm St in Hanover.
Web site for camping reservations is: http://www.sepaq.com/pq/jac/ Reserve EARLY.
Further information to follow.
Sun.) Mostly flat water with some ripples. The trip is for the Thursday
8/213 Through Sunday 8/24. However I will be there from Wed 8/20 through
I talked to Michelle for reservations. This place is you near the put in. I know that there is at least one other Wampy signed up, and as it is a layover for Eustis it will run. This is a nice trip to link with Cathedral Pines for a 10-day trip. Be sure to reserve in advance to insure campsite.
August 24 / Sept 1 DEAD RIVER, Cathedral Pines, Eustis, ME (F) Camping
(Fri.– Mon) Our traditional Labor Day weekend camping trip and paddle in beautiful northern Maine. One of the most beautiful campgrounds. Blueberry picking as well as paddling. Ride your bike around the campground. Call EARLY IN THE YEAR 207.246.3491 ASAP for camping reservations. Go early, stay late, or go just for the weekend.
Contact Christine Zaremba 781-544-3122 email@example.com
Sat. and Sun.) This is the fall river release. Advance reservations needed.
Paddle or come and enjoy the fine scenery.
(Fri - Mon.) Classic fall camping trip. Great fall colors on a peaceful section of the Connecticut. Also enjoy the yard sales and annual church dinner. End the season with a campout with friends. Potluck breakfast on Sunday. Call 802-674-5422 early for reservations. http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/wilgus.htm
Contact Dave Beck - firstname.lastname@example.org 617-365-3531
(Sat) Wear your costume for the paddle.
Fun and Dry- no water)
(Sat.) Abington Grange Building, 833 Washington St., Abington, MA
Happy Hour / Meet & Greet 5:30, Dinner – Yankee Swap to follow.