- Starting up on Sun, 29 April - we meet at Pennyfield Lock parking at 9:00 to set shuttle to put in at Violettes Lock. Then we paddled across the Potomac to run down the old George Washington Canal , finishing by paddling under the C&O Canal aquaduct at Pennyfield. This is a class I/II whitewater run for beginners and others. We like to help families down moving water and may work on simple skills like water reading, eddy turns, and paddle group dynamics.
- When we prevail upon the C&O Canal to rewater the Pennyfield to Violettes section, we'll be able to meet at 9:00 AM at Violette's Lock for a trip without need for a shuttle. But not yet. - Tim Tilson & Wayne McDaniel are running this series.
Any change in meeting place or time will be posted on the CCA Trip Schedule
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. This allows us to notify our regulars when we're canceling because of high water, foul weather, or moving the meeting point/ meeting time to Pennyfield - or going on a different trip (think Seneca Creek, Anglers to Lock 10, etc. [The picture below is of surfing on the Ledge, the GW Canal's most significant (and friendly) rapid.]
- rev. 6 March 2019
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See the American Whitewater River Database for details of this delightful section of the Potomac River.