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Wednesday Evening Paddle - 5:45, Lock 10
We have had some beautiful evenings up at Violette's. Let's return to Angler's to Lock 10 this week. The gauge has dropped a bit which makes this run more fun. For the past few decades there has been a regular Wednesday Night Paddle, sponsored by the various local clubs (CCA originally I believe). We usually start around May, and continue into September’s early sun downs. Normally, we do Angler’s to Lock 10 (first one inside the beltway, Maryland side for you newbies), sometimes the Violette’s Lock loop, and then Little Falls in late summer when the gauge gets below 2.8. We meet at 5:45 PM , preferably a bit earlier (at Lock 10), to consolidate boats, then leave there at 6 PM to put in at Angler’s by 6:30. This is usually a class II+, practiced novice run. Ideal for people who have been starting with winter pool sessions. You do not have to belong to a club to come, but we will encourage you to join one (CCA,BRV,MCC), or more. You need basic safety skills such as some degree of boat control, ability to wet exit, and a willingness to follow occasional directions. All need to wear PFDs and helmets (open boaters put em on in the rapids). Boats should have air bags to facilitate recovery. Throw bags, cell phones, flashlights, and whistles are nice. There are usually quite a few experienced boaters willing to teach you some stuff and rescue you (and me) if needed. I post the plan for each week on the MCC message board (Paddle Prattle) late Tuesday or early Wednesday. I sign as “Mikey B”.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
8250 Clara Barton Pkwy
Cabin John, MD 20818
Registration is not Required