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July, 2024

Wednesday
3
Lock 10
6:00 PM
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On Wednesday, Jul 3rd, we will paddle the Anglers to Lock 10 run, which is a 4 mile long run with three Class II rapids, perfect for an after-work paddle. We’ll meet in the Lock 10 parking at 6:00PM where we can work out the shuttles up to Old Anglers Inn. We’ll have to keep an eye on the water level as we get closer to the trip. We should have the green light if the water level is around or above the 2.7 ft mark. PFDs are required for all. Helmets are required for kayakers using spray skirts and highly recommended for all others. Airbags are strongly encouraged for boats without other means of flotation. If you need safety equipment, please advise the trip coordinator in advance. And finally, be prepared for the predicted temperature for that time of day and bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. If interested, please contact Dean Hawes at dean@haweslink.net, especially if this is your first time on this run. Last minute paddlers are welcome as well, but please arrive at the meeting spot by 6:00 PM.
Thursday
4
Fletchers Cove Boathouse
6:00 PM
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As last year Loudoun Kayakers will have the lead, with CCAers invited to come in our own pod. Picnicking starts at 6:00. This trip launches around 7:00 from Fletchers Boathouse after a patriotic picnic. Route goes down the Potomac to the bottom of Theodore Roosevelt island to watch the fireworks, which start at 9:00. Paddle back in the dark; the moon not rising until 4:04 AM. Jim Byrne is in charge of the Loudoun Kayakers; Everyone should bring their own food and (non-alcoholic) drink - and glow-sticks for being seen on the river. (Here is where to buy your lights, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08D99TWQJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1) Please direct earlier questions at Alf Cooley, who will not be at the event. - 703 397-6882 When:Tuesday, July 4, 2024, 6:00 PM until midnight Where:Fletchers Cove Boathouse Fletcher‘s Boathouse 4940 Canal Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 Event Contact:Alford Cooley 703-397-6882 (p) alfcooley@gmail.com Category:1-Trips-N-Flatwater/Class I
Sunday
7
8:00 AM
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Class III-IV below 800 cfs. Class IV or IV-V at higher levels. Cold water dam release. Interested in coordinating this trip? Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com.
Sunday
7
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With the continued drought, the Potomac is really our only choice. So, once again, we will return to the George Washington Canal. We will meet at the Violette‘s Lock parking lot at 8:30 in order to run a loop trip with return via the C&O canal. As always, please let the trip coordinator (Wayne McDaniel, macinmd1@gmail.com, 443 542 8779) know if you will be joining. The morning weather forecast is air temp in the mid-80s and virtually no chance of rain (famous last words). The forecast river level is 2.8’ on the Little Falls gauge, very low for this time of year. ? PFDs are required for all. Helmets are required for kayakers using spray skirts and highly recommended for all others. Airbags are strongly encouraged for boats without other means of flotation. If you need safety equipment, please advise the trip coordinator in advance.
Sunday
7
N Branch Potomac, Westernport, MD to Black Oak/Gary Yoder Boat Access
11:00 AM
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This 9.5 mile trip will take advantage of the 1000 CFS release from the Savage reservoir. The water will be cold, likely 55-60°. The first few miles of the trip down to McCoole feature class 2 rapids similar to those at the end of the Bloomington section of the river upstream. After McCoole the whitewater calms down to class 1, but the scenery improves, with cliffs and rock formations on either side of the river. The trip should take about 3 hours. PN ready to go up a step (due to a a couple of strong Class 2 rapids) and LI. Contact Lisa Laden at lisaladen@comcast.net for the deets by Friday night if interested in joining the trip. Lisa may not have cell or wifi on Saturday.
Wednesday
10
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On Wednesday, Jul 10th, we will paddle the Anglers to Lock 10 run again, which is a 4 mile long run with three Class II rapids, perfect for an after-work paddle. We’ll meet in the Lock 10 parking at 6:00PM where we can work out the shuttles up to Old Anglers Inn. We’ll have to keep an eye on the water level as we get closer to the trip. We should have the green light if the water level is around or above the 2.7 ft mark. PFDs are required for all. Helmets are required for kayakers using spray skirts and highly recommended for all others. Airbags are strongly encouraged for boats without other means of flotation. If you need safety equipment, please advise the trip coordinator in advance. And finally, be prepared for the predicted temperature for that time of day and bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. If interested, please contact Dean Hawes at dean@haweslink.net, especially if this is your first time on this run. Last minute paddlers are welcome as well, but please arrive at the meeting spot by 6:00 PM.
Thursday
11
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If interested, contact Mark Brenneman at mabrenneman@verizon.net.
Thursday
11
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On Wednesday, Jul 10th, we had to postpone our trip due to the threat of a severe storm. We are moving the trip to Thursday, July 11th we will paddle the Anglers to Lock 10 run again, which is a 4 mile long run with three Class II rapids, perfect for an after-work paddle. We’ll meet in the Lock 10 parking at 6:00PM where we can work out the shuttles up to Old Anglers Inn. We’ll have to keep an eye on the water level as we get closer to the trip. We should have the green light if the water level is around or above the 2.7 ft mark. PFDs are required for all. Helmets are required for kayakers using spray skirts and highly recommended for all others. Airbags are strongly encouraged for boats without other means of flotation. If you need safety equipment, please advise the trip coordinator in advance. And finally, be prepared for the predicted temperature for that time of day and bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. If interested, please contact Dean Hawes at dean@haweslink.net, especially if this is your first time on this run. Last minute paddlers are welcome as well, but please arrive at the meeting spot by 6:00 PM.
Friday
12
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CCA in collaboration with Calleva and Paddlesport Institute has commissioned kayak instructor, Jordan Taylor, to do a Lower Yough clinic for newbies on Friday, July 12th. This is an all-day clinic for CCA kayakers who are ready to run the Lower Yough for the first time. Registration is required and limited to eight CCA members. The cost is $75 dollars. The course includes river-running safety checks, warm ups, land scouts of some of the bigger rapids and more. Additional details, logistics and waivers will be shared to those registered for the clinic.

To prepare for the clinic, ACA-certified Instructors Gary Steinberg and Rolo Arrieta will offer an optional free 5-hour whitewater skills practice on the Potomac on Saturday, June 22nd. We‘ll review key whitewater strokes, eddy catching, ferrying and peel-outs, river safety basics as well as on-the-water communication, teamwork and rolling practice in fast-moving water.
Saturday
13
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Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com if you would like to coordinate this trip.
Saturday
13
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This is a class III river. See the Ben‘s Creek Canoe Club web site for more Information about the releases. https://benscreekcanoeclub.com/quemahoning-releases/ Interested in coordinating this trip? Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com.
Saturday
13
Ohiopyle Lower Yough Put-in Parking Lot https://maps.app.goo.gl/RAgojaMs8BtEjNro6
10:00 AM
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Hello everyone, join Allie and Ryan on Saturday for a fun day on the lower Yough running clean lines or ramping up for whatever the group is comfortable with. We will meet at the Ohiopyle Lower Yough put-in to set shuttle at 10:00am, check gear, talk safety and get ready for the run. If you are hard-boat kayaking a good roll is necessary. Helmet and PFD are required, depending on your setup, spray skirt, cold-water gear, paddle and endless enthusiasm are as well. For those that haven’t run the Lower Yough before, we will discuss the different lines before running each rapid and do our best to get everyone down safely. We will stop at Swimmers rapid for some surfing and food, pack a lunch, it’s a good spot to refuel before we finish the run.
Saturday
13
Rileys Lock/Seneca Landing Park
11:00 AM
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This class will be taught by KAPCO. There is a $75 refund for trip coordinators that agree to schedule trips for CCA.
Sunday
14
Carderock Recreation Area on the C&O Canal. 38.972176, -77.196382
10:00 AM
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There will be a Celebration of Life for long time member and former CCA president Gus Anderson on July 14th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Carderock Pavilion in Carderock, MD. Picnic lunch to follow. An rsvp to debbygus @aol.com to help estimate a head count is welcome but not necessary. Potluck contributions are welcome. Alcohol is allowed at Carderock but not in glass bottles. Gus‘ obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/ferdinand-augustus-gus-anderson-obituary?id=55453500
Sunday
14
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Dealers Choice after Gus‘s remembrance, 2:00 PM. Canceled due to likelihood of excessive heat that afternoon.
Sunday
14
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This is a class III river. See the Ben‘s Creek Canoe Club web site for more Information about the releases. https://benscreekcanoeclub.com/quemahoning-releases/ Interested in coordinating this trip? Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com.
Sunday
14
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Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com if you would like to coordinate this trip.
Wednesday
17
10:00 AM
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Ned George will coordinate a trip to the New River Gorge. 7/17 Wednesday: Meadow Creek to Glade Creek, 5 miles 7/18 Thursday: Glade Creek to McCreery, 8 miles 7/19 Friday: McCreery to Stone Cliff, 10 mile range Difficulty: Class: I, II, III (one or two class IIIs per day; see link below for specifics. https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/New-River-Guide_Accessible_1.pdf Lodging: Quality Inn New River Gorge, 103 Elliotts Way, Fayetteville, WV 25840, (304) 574-8256 Shuttle Service: Hills to Hills Shuttle Services, Adena Joy, (304) 640-8122, email: a92cbdf5-efdd-4e93-8c9d-b402819aa6ff@crm.wix.com If interested contact Ned at nedgeorge70@gmail.com or 240-472-3402
Wednesday
17
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There are a few slots available for a free American Heart Association 1st Aid/CPR/Automatic External Defibrillator course in Silver Spring near the intersection of the Beltway and Georgia Ave on Wednesday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please contact Jackie at jhoglund1 @yahoo.com asap if interested. For those who require an official certificate there is a documentation charge of approximately $20.
Wednesday
17
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Articles, photos, or other submissions should be sent via email to newsletter@canoecruisers.org. For articles, no special formatting is required and use of single-spaced plain text is encouraged. For photos, if at all possible, please identify people included, the photographer, and date taken. Editorial deadline for the next (July-August) issue: July 17. Advertising deadline: July 10.
Thursday
18
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If interested, contact Mark Brenneman at mabrenneman@verizon.net.
Thursday
18
10:00 AM
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Ned George will coordinate a trip to the New River Gorge. 7/17 Wednesday: Meadow Creek to Glade Creek, 5 miles 7/18 Thursday: Glade Creek to McCreery, 8 miles 7/19 Friday: McCreery to Stone Cliff, 10 mile range Difficulty: Class: I, II, III (one or two class IIIs per day; see link below for specifics. https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/New-River-Guide_Accessible_1.pdf Lodging: Quality Inn New River Gorge, 103 Elliotts Way, Fayetteville, WV 25840, (304) 574-8256 Shuttle Service: Hills to Hills Shuttle Services, Adena Joy, (304) 640-8122, email: a92cbdf5-efdd-4e93-8c9d-b402819aa6ff@crm.wix.com If interested contact Ned at nedgeorge70@gmail.com or 240-472-3402
Friday
19
10:00 AM
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Ned George will coordinate a trip to the New River Gorge. 7/17 Wednesday: Meadow Creek to Glade Creek, 5 miles 7/18 Thursday: Glade Creek to McCreery, 8 miles 7/19 Friday: McCreery to Stone Cliff, 10 mile range Difficulty: Class: I, II, III (one or two class IIIs per day; see link below for specifics. https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/New-River-Guide_Accessible_1.pdf Lodging: Quality Inn New River Gorge, 103 Elliotts Way, Fayetteville, WV 25840, (304) 574-8256 Shuttle Service: Hills to Hills Shuttle Services, Adena Joy, (304) 640-8122, email: a92cbdf5-efdd-4e93-8c9d-b402819aa6ff@crm.wix.com If interested contact Ned at nedgeorge70@gmail.com or 240-472-3402
Saturday
20
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Details to be specified closer to date. Contact Hildy if interested: hferraiolo-at-gmail.com
Saturday
20
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Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com if you would like to coordinate this trip.
Sunday
21
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Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com if you would like to coordinate this trip.
Thursday
25
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If interested, contact Peter Ryan at mozartk299@gmail.com.
Saturday
27
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Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com if you would like to coordinate this trip.
Saturday
27
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This is a class III river. See the Ben‘s Creek Canoe Club web site for more Information about the releases. https://benscreekcanoeclub.com/quemahoning-releases/ Interested in coordinating this trip? Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com.
Sunday
28
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This is a class III river. See the Ben‘s Creek Canoe Club web site for more Information about the releases. https://benscreekcanoeclub.com/quemahoning-releases/ Interested in coordinating this trip? Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com.
Sunday
28
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Contact Hildy if interested: hferraiolo-at-gmail.com
Sunday
28
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Contact Tom Hackman at tphackma@gmail.com or Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com if you would like to coordinate this trip.
Monday
29
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CCA, in collaboration with Calleva and Paddlesports Institute is offering a OC1 Lower Yough clinic on Monday, July 29th with canoe instructor, Jordan Taylor. This is an all-day clinic for CCA OC1ers comfortable in Class 3 rivers. The course will include moving water maneuvers, paddling techniques and mechanics, ranges of motion, body positioning, paddle placement, propulsion and turning.

Registration is required and will open on July 8th at 8pm ET. The course is limited to 6 participants. The cost is $100 dollars. The registration form will include a series of skill-assessment questions. In order to achieve a safe and balanced skill set across all registrants, CCA in consultation with Jordan may determine whether or not this course is suited for you. Additional details, logistics and waivers will be shared to those registered for the course.