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September, 2022

Thursday
1
Lock 6 GPS 38°56'42.2"N 77°07'26.0"W
10:30 AM
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I’m planning the usual Little Falls trip. Lock 5 or 6 at 10:30. Ready to go at Z channel at 11. Level forecast is 2.9ft and high tide at noon.

I’m not planning on a Fletcher’s shuttle.

Bruce Campbell

301-957-0643
Sunday
4
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If you are interested in coordinating this trip contact Gary Quam at gquam64@gmail.com.
Sunday
4
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The summer doldrums continue and with no significant rainfall, our options are severely limited. Therefore, we will again paddle the Class II George Washington Canal. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Violettes Lock parking lot (13948 Vilolettes Lock Rd.). We will then cross the Potomac to run the canal and then return to Vilolettes Lock via either the C&O canal or, for the hardy, an attainment up Seneca Breaks. As always, please let the trip coordinator, Tim Tilson, know if you will be joining. You can contact Tim via email at hmslydia@msn.com or 703-273-9436 (home land line) or 703-864-0802 cell ONLY after 0800 Sunday morning.

The weather forecast is typical late summer – partly sunny with a high in the mid low 80s. There is a 3% chance of rain and a winds of 5 mph. The forecast river level is 2.7’ (2,000 cfs) on the Little Falls gauge, a low level for this section of river.

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.
Thursday
8
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Mark Brenneman will coordinate a run on Little Falls, meeting at Lock 5/6 at 10:30 am or on the feeder canal above Z-channel, ready to paddle at 11:00 am. Please contact Mark at mabrenneman@verizon.net if you plan to join this trip. He can also be reached on his cell at 240-343-0096. The forecast is for a level of 3.2’, with low tide at 2:20pm.
Thursday
8
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Gus Anderson will lead a Carderock attainment trip, up Calico rapid and down Yellow Falls. Meet at the Carderock parking lot (the ball fields and pavilion lot to the left) at 11:00. Text Gus at (703) 216-6832 if you plan to join.
Sunday
11
Violettes Lock
9:00 AM
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The heavy rain on Tuesday/Wednesday increased the levels on many seldom-run creeks but that has largely subsided and only the Potomac is now running. Accordingly, for this week’s trip we will return to the Class II George Washington Canal. We will meet at 9:00 in the Violette's Lock parking lot (13948 Vilolette's Lock Rd. We will then cross the Potomac to run the canal and then return to Vilolette's Lock via either the C&O canal or, for the hardy, an attainment up Seneca Breaks. As always, please let the trip coordinator (Wayne McDaniel macinmd1@gmail.com, 443 542 8779) know if you will be joining.

The weather forecast is for a high in the lower 70s but with a 75% chance of rain so that will be a test for the weather whisperer abilities of your trip coordinator. The forecast river level is 3.6’ on the Little Falls gauge, a moderately high level for this section of river.

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.




CCA Covid-19 Guidance

Fully vaccinated people can congregate in small groups, share shuttle rides and carpooling together, etc., consistent with CDC Guidelines.

For groups that include un-vaccinated people, masks should continue to be worn, consistent with CDC Guidelines.
Auto shuttles involving un-vaccinated people
• Wear a mask covering mouth and nose while in shuttle vehicles
• Open windows to allow for air circulation
• Avoid carpooling to distant sites
All participants should bring a personal mask to be worn as needed.
Do not attend if you think that you may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks, or if you have any of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including but not li
Wednesday
14
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This evening we screen “Godspeed Los Polacos”, the improbable story of a band of young Polish adventurers who slipped from behind the Iron Curtain to undertake an outrageous kayaking road trip ranging from North to South America, scoring numerous first descents while navigating not only Class 5 rapids but the treacherous currents of international political turbulence. A unique tale that will be enhanced by the presence of and commentary from the video’s creators, Adam Nawrot and Sonia Szczesna and more commentary from one of the featured characters, Piotr Chmielinski (yes, the same fellow who almost 32 years ago thrilled the CCA audience with his account of paddling the length of the Amazon River). You have heard it before: Don’t miss it.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

This is a Zoom meeting. A link will be emailed to all who register an hour or so before the presentation starts.

Please insure that your email system does not block messages from CCA. Add mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com to your approved site, senders or contact list.
Thursday
15
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If interested, contact Sheila Chapelle at yakmom_8@yahoo.com.
Thursday
15
Violettes Lock
8:00 AM
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Gus is doing the GW Canal to hopefully retrieve a lost paddle. Meeting at Violettes Lock at 5pm. If interested, contact Gus at gusanderson@aol.com.
Thursday
15
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Gary and Ginny Quam will coordinate a trip from Anglers to Lock 10. Meet at Lock 10 at 10:00 am. If you are interest in joining the trip contact Gary at gquam64@gmail.com or 703-625-6552.

Lunch afterwards at Fish Taco

CCA Tips for Covid-19

Fully vaccinated people can congregate in small groups, share shuttle rides and carpooling together, etc., consistent with CDC Guidelines.

For groups that include un-vaccinated people, masks should continue to be worn, consistent with CDC Guidelines.

Auto shuttles involving un-vaccinated people
• Wear a mask covering mouth and nose while in shuttle vehicles
• Open windows to allow for air circulation
• Avoid carpooling to distant sites
All participants should bring a personal mask to be worn as needed.

Do not attend if you think that you may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks, or if you have any of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Please call your medical provider for any symptoms that are concerning to you.
Friday
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Sunday
18
Violettes Lock
9:00 AM
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This week we will again paddle the Class II George Washington Canal, crossing the Potomac to run the GW Canal and then re-crossing to return via the C&O Canal.

Depending on the size of the group, some may choose to run down or attain back up via the Seneca Breaks.

Please arrive by 9 am so we can all be on the water no later than 9:30 am. Address: Violette’s Lock parking lot, 13948 Violette’s Lock Rd, Poolesville MD. As always, please let this week's trip coordinator, Alan Gale at alan_gale@comcast.net, know if you plan to join. Cell phone 301-758-9096.

Weather and water forecast: Temperatures in the mid 60s to mid 70s, with 0% chance of precipitation and winds 5 mph from the southwest. Estimated water level around 3.1 ft on the Little Falls Gauge.

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.
Thursday
22
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Gary Quam will coordinate an Anglers to Lock 10 paddle. Meet at Lock 10 at 10:00 am. If you are interested in participating contact Gary at gquam64@gmail.com or 703-625-6552.
Thursday
22
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Gus Anderson will do an attainment from Anglers, meeting at 10 am. If interested, contact Gus at gusanderson@aol.com.
Thursday
22
Lock 6 GPS 38°56'42.2"N 77°07'26.0"W
10:30 AM
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If interested, contact Mark Brenneman at mabrenneman@verizon.net.

Meet at Lock 6 in the Feeder Canal by 10:30 - on the water by 11:00.
Mark will have his group take out at Dalecarlia - Tim Tilson will take out at Fletchers.

Since this involves a shuttle, please contact Tim well ahead of time! - 703 273-9436 (H) for details. Park in the UPPER Fletchwrs Lot.
Saturday
24
Mouth of Georges Creek to Black Oak Landing
8:00 AM
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A whitewater release from Savage River Dam is currently scheduled for ­Saturday, September 24th, 2022. An update will also be posted on the North Branch Potomac forecast page (http://www.nab-wc.usace.army.mil/northBranch.html) which also includes three-day projections for release rates for Jennings Randolph Lake and Savage River Dam.

Contact Gary if you'd like to take a group out on this Saturday. He knows the ropes.
Sunday
25
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Another Sunday on the George Washington Canal. We will meet at 9:00 in the Violettes Lock parking lot (13948 Violettes Lock Rd). We will then cross the Potomac to run the canal and then return to Vilolettes Lock via either the C&O canal or, for the hardy, an attainment up Seneca Breaks. As always, please let the trip coordinator, Ginny Quam, know if you will be joining at ginny.quam@gmail.com or 703-623-0774.

The weather forecast is mostly sunny, high of 80, winds SW 8 mph. The forecast river level is 2.8’ on the Little Falls gage, a low level for this section of river.

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.
Tuesday
27
Zoom
7:00 PM
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On Zoom.
Thursday
29
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If interested, contact Gus Anderson at gusanderson@aol.com.