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July, 2020

Thursday
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Lock 6 GPS 38°56'42.2"N 77°07'26.0"W
9:30 AM
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Level should be around 3.3’ with low tide at 1:49.

I want to get an early start, meeting on the feeder canal ready to paddle at 9:30.

We‘ll paddle back up the C&O Canal, which is now fully watered.

Covid restrictions (no auto shuttle) apply. See Covid Tips at Trip Guidlines on this website. Please let coordinator know you‘re coming.
Thursday
2
Violettes Lock
10:00 AM
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For those who consider Little Falls at 3.3‘ with a low tide to be a tad beefy, Wayne McDaniel will coordinate a trip on the George Washington Canal, meeting at the Violette‘s Lock parking lot at 10:00. Please advise Wayne (macinmd1@gmail.com, 443 542 8779) if you plan to join this trip.

And please check the CCA Covid Guidelines at this tab, Trip Guidelines.
Saturday
4
Independence Day
Saturday
4
Fletchers Cove Boathouse
4:30 PM
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Since the traditional venue has been restored, CCA can once again gather at Fletchers, picnic, and then paddle down to the downstream end of Roosevelt Island to watch the spectacular show framed by the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

Since we are covid restricted. if you plan on picnicking, bring food for yourself only and your own chairs between 5:30 and 6:30. If you wish to paddle only, we put in at 7:30. It takes about 45 minutes to paddle downstream, arriving in time to anchor and socialize before the first salvo at 9:00. The paddle back is in the dark, so carry flashlights and glow sticks. Most of the return paddle is lit by the bridges, Washington Canoe Club and the GW Parkway. It is only the final swing into Fletchers that is in darkness.

Please let Barb, Gary, or Ginny know you‘re coming. Thanks, See you there.

Coordinators are: Gary and Ginny Quam gquam64@gmail.com 703-625-6552 and Barbara Brown PotomacB@verizon.net 301-452-8655

/Please check the CCA Covid Guidelines at Trips, Guidelines
https://canoecruisers.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=394800&module_id=223946
Sunday
5
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Happy July 5th. We are going to do a day after July 4th Sunday paddle on the George Washington canal loop.

For any newcomers, this is a Class I-II trip. We meet at the Violette‘s Lock parking lot (13948 Violettes Lock Rd, Poolesville MD), cross the Potomac to the George Washington canal on the Virginia side, run the canal, come back across the Potomac and return to Violettes Lock via the flatwater C&O canal, thus avoiding the need for a shuttle. Total trip length is about three miles. PFDs are required for all; helmets are highly recommended, especially for kayakers. If you need safety equipment, please advise. The predicted water level is 3.2‘ on the Little Falls gauge.

We want to be COVID-19 safe both on the river and off so please review the CCA COVID-19 safety tips if you haven‘t already done so (they‘re found on p. 10 in the May/June edition of the Cruiser).

Cruiser_2020_05_May_June.pdf

We will meet at 9:00. If there are ten or more paddlers we will divide into groups. If you‘d like to join, please let me know at ginny.quam@gmail.com or 703 623 0774.

SYOTR, Ginny
Thursday
9
Guide House Grill (formally Cindy Dee's)
8:00 AM
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Dargan Bend to Weverton with possible side-trip upo to the last surfing wave on the Shenandoah. Bicycle shuttle - 8 miles up the Canal. Covid restrictions (no auto shuttle) apply. See Covid Tips at Trip Guidlines on this website. Please let coordinator know you‘re coming.
Thursday
9
Violettes Lock
10:00 AM
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Our usual summer outing. - - 3 ft
Thursday
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Sunday
12
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The Sunday paddlers will return to the George Washington canal for a loop trip on June 21st. For any newcomers, this is a Class I-II trip. We meet at the Violette‘s Lock parking lot, cross the Potomac to the George Washington canal on the Virginia side, run the canal, come back across the Potomac and return to Violettes Lock via the flatwater C&O canal, thus avoiding the need for a shuttle. Total trip length is about three miles. PFDs are required for all; helmets are highly recommended, especially for kayakers. If you need safety equipment, please advise. The predicted water level is 3.1‘ on the Little Falls gauge, a moderate level for the GW.
/// If there are ten or more paddlers we will endeavor to divide into groups. In order to facilitate trip planning please be sure to advise me at macinmd1@gmail.com or 443 542 8779 if you are planning to join.
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We want to be COVID-19 safe both on the river and off so here are the CCA COVID-19 safety tips
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Stay in small groups, keep recommended social distancing,
Avoid shuttling and carpooling except with pandemic-fellows like family members, etc.
If you are feeling ill, stay home.
Seek areas with uncrowded parking.
Set trips early or late in the day if possible, to avoid mid-day crowding in parking areas and on rivers.
Wear a proper fitting and functioning face mask covering mouth and nose in parking lots when unknown people are near. When you get home, wash your hands and the mask in soap and water.
Do not let anyone touch your gear or help you with your boat. Keep sanitizer ready.
Separate at least six feet at all times, including on the river.

Paddle well below your skill level. Spills that require assistance put you and your companions at risk. Injuries put the entire medical community under duress.
Stay in everyone’s comfort zone to reduce rescue needs - work harder on easier water.
Do more attainments and loops to avoid having to carpool and shuttle.
Try routes with shuttles that
Monday
13
Thursday
16
Meet at the first parking lot at Carderock, the one by the pavilion and the ball fields. Please ema
9:00 AM
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Covid restrictions apply. Please bring a mask in case one is needed in the parking lot. Attainment up the middle channel of the Potomac from Carderock, past wonderful big cliffs, return via the VA or MD channel. This is a beautiful stretch of the Potomac that we ignore in the A-L10 paddles.
Sunday
19
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New Folks to our trips, please read CCA‘s Covid Tips (on this Trips Tab under Trip Guidelines.)  Also American Whitewater‘s Safety Code in the CCA Handbook (not the annual Roster) pp. 18-25 - or on their website at https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/safety:start?  
Thursday
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Covid restrictions (no auto shuttle) apply. See Covid Tips at Trip Guidlines on this website. Please let coordinator know you‘re coming.
Sunday
26
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New Folks to our trips, please read CCA‘s Covid Tips (on this Trips Tab under Trip Guidelines.)  Also American Whitewater‘s Safety Code in the CCA Handbook (not the annual Roster) pp. 18-25 - or on their website at https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/safety:start?