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October, 2019

Wednesday
2
Clara Barton Community Center
7:00 PM
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Program: “Call of the River” which presents 80 years of whitewater history. It includes many early explorations, the contributions that Iron Curtain defectors made to the sport, how material/products developed for the military were utilized in boats/boat building, how garage boat building spawned clubs, how river releases were obtained from dam keepers, and much more.
Thursday
3
Lock 10
10:00 AM
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Low level - Beautiful - We put in at Fishermans Eddy (VA side), but set shuttle from Lock 10.
Please let Barb - John Snitzer‘s van will take all boats up from Lock 10 - Bring water & lunch
Thursday
3
Ohiopyle State Park
11:00 AM
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Kim Buttleman and Jenny Thomas will coordinate a Lower Yough day trip, aiming to meet at the put-in at 11:00 a.m., with possible rendezvousing en route depending on who‘s coming and from where. Please email Kim at kpbva1@gmail.com if you plan to join this trip. Or, you can call Jenny on her cell at 703-907-9771. Please include this information: your mobile phone number, where you‘ll be starting from, and whether you‘re interested in carpooling or would prefer to meet the group at the put-in. - - - - To receive email notification of future Thursday Paddles please contact thursdaypaddlers@canoecruisers.org.
Saturday
5
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Great chance to see competitive paddling, but note: it‘s free to watch, but spectators have to register by 10:00 a.m. Sept. 29 if they want to drive in and park on the Dickerson grounds. Otherwise, John Snitzer says it‘s allowed to park at the Conservation Park at walk (or bike) to Dickerson (a mile on the towpath) without advance registration. Barbecue afterwards is $15:
http://www.potomacwhitewater.org/2019-u-s-canoe-slalom-nationals/

Schedule, and spectator registration: https://pwrc.regfox.com/2019-nationals-spectators, which states:

All athletes and spectators who are driving in through the main gate must register before 10am on Sunday Sep 29.

Note: "Registration" refers to the event website, not to registration via the CCA calendar.
Saturday
5
Seneca Landing/Rileys Lock
10:00 AM
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The CCA picnic will feature food, fun and paddling. This is a potluck picnic, so please bring a dish to share. Grills are available, and if the weather is chilly, we will have a firepit. Come out and join the fun. If you have folding chairs, tables or games, please bring them. Volunteers for setup should arrive at 10 AM. Lunch will be served around 1 PM, or when the paddlers return. Paddlers should meet at 9 AM at Violettes Lock to run the GW Canal loop. We need a volunteer to coordinate the paddle and volunteers to help with setup.
Saturday
5
The award ceremony will occur on Saturday, October 5th at 6 PM at Shiplock Brewing Company in downto
6:00 PM
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The award ceremony will occur on Saturday, October 5th at 6 PM at Shiplock Brewing Company in downtown Richmond (115 S 15th St #100, Richmond, VA 23219). Please come out and join us to celebrate CCA and the other honorees!
Sunday
6
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See Oct 5 description
Sunday
6
Violettes Lock
9:00 AM
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We will return to Violettes Lock this week to run the George Washington Canal via the C&O Canal loop. The Little Falls gauge is projected at 2.8‘ and steady. Weather forecast is mostly cloudy and high in the upper 70s. Lifejackets are required and, for kayakers, helmets and sprayskirts are highly recommended; please advise if you need safety equipment. We will meet at Violettes Lock at 9:00 to put in. I am coordinating this week - please advise me (macinmd1@gmail.com, 443 542 8779) if you plan to join or just drop in.
Wednesday
9
Yom Kippur
Thursday
10
Lock 5 GPS 38.939769, -77.121638
10:30 AM
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Lock 5 - to Fletchers - - - - . To receive email notification of future Thursday Paddles please contact thursdaypaddlers@canoecruisers.org.
Saturday
12
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October 12-14 (Columbus Day Weekend): New Jersey Pine Barrens (Pending) An Annual Edventure. Contact Ed Evangelidi ( edevange [at ] localnet.com , eevangelidi6 [at] gmail.com).
Saturday
12
ca 3.0 hours/ 182 miles north of Urbana MD in the southern Poconos. Consolidation point is Urbana
9:00 AM
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(8 Oct - Lack of interest meant it was better to postpone this trip until next year - and do better publicity - and plan with other clubs. Too late in the year, perhaps? We found only one other of our Mid Atlantic clubs headed out for this "Mega Release" - the KCCNY.) ///// We are taking a paddling group to the 12/13 October release on the Lehigh River in NE Pennsylvania, camping in the nearby Hickory Run State Park. We shall miss the initial 2,500 cfs mega-release, catching the river at 1,500 on Saturday and a lower section [Rockport down] at 1,000 on Sunday.  It‘s a three plus hour drive up there (see White Haven, Pa) and we‘ll be taking off from the commuter parking lot off I-270 at Urbana, MD at 9:00 Saturday, returning on Sunday evening.
This is a lower intermediate run (Knipling) - or challenging intermediate/easy advanced (Gertler), in the league of Bloomington release, Cassleman, and the Staircase.
Please contact us soonest if interested, so we can set up the trip -and reserve campsites together - John‘s big white van will make the shuttles easy.
John - navajuela@comcast.net  H: 301 349-2003,,,cell: - 301 404-0009 -pls text:
Alf - alfcooley@gmail.com -H: 703 442-7935

Sunday
13
ca 3.5 hours/ 215 miles north of Washington in the southern Poconos. onsolidation at Urbana
8:00 AM
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For Lack of Interest - John Snitzer & Alf Cooley coordinating. Please let us know if you‘re interested - and we will work out details. This trip hasn‘t been on the CCA dance card for several years, so we‘re looking for paddlers who can tell us how.
Sunday
13
Violette's Lock
9:00 AM
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Violette‘s Lock, baby! Little Falls gauge is projected to be at 2.8. Sunday forecast is cloudy with 67 for the high and a 20% chance of showers. Lifejackets are required and, for kayakers, helmets and sprayskirts are highly recommended. Please advise if you need safety equipment and we‘ll see what we can scare up for ya. You can let me know you‘re coming or just pop in. We‘ll meet at Violette‘s Lock at 9 to put in. I can be reached at white.pamela@gmail.com or 571-216-4290
Monday
14
Columbus Day
Thursday
17
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(14 Oct update) We‘ve dropped the James - at 1,000 cfs, it‘s too low for the long drive - we‘ll lurk and do it later when it rises.) Instead, we‘ll go up to Violettes Lock and work on eddy turns, ferries, peel-outs and the like. Possibly rearrange rocks after Jacuzzi Rapid to enhance the run on canal-right around the big obstructing woodpile. Afterwards the hearty may work their way up Senexca Breaks, while the others count turtles on the way back up the C&O Canal. ////////


- To receive email notification of future Thursday Paddles please contact thursdaypaddlers@canoecruisers.org.
Sunday
20
9:00 AM
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Location TBD. To receive email notification contact trips@canoecruisers.org.
Monday
21
Star Mitchell
7:00 PM
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Please send your agenda items to Jen Sass sass.jen@gmail.com and Barbara Brown PotomacB@verizon.net.
Thursday
24
8:00 AM
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Location TBD. To receive email notification of future Thursday Paddles please contact thursdaypaddlers@canoecruisers.org.
Sunday
27
9:00 AM
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Location TBD. To receive email notification contact trips@canoecruisers.org.
Sunday
27
Mallows Marine Sanctuary
10:30 AM
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Paddle the newest Marine Sanctuary in the nation. View the partially submerged remains of more than 100 wooden steamships that were built in response to threats from World War I-era German U-boats that were sinking ships in the Atlantic. Bring lunch and water. Trip time is set to coincide with low tide.
Monday
28
Clara Barton Community Center
7:30 PM
Thursday
31
Halloween
Thursday
31
8:00 AM
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Location TBD. To receive email notification of future Thursday Paddles please contact thursdaypaddlers@canoecruisers.org.