Hi everyone. I've hiked with several of you a few times but have been busy kayaking most of the summer. Its almost time for a big end of summer paddling trip I do every year. I wanted to open it up to all of you just in case there is interest. The plan is actually a two part trip. On 10-13 Next Saturday. I have about 18 people from my kayaking groups meeting near the Delaware Water Gap. I have a beginner level trip planned. We will use an outfitter to either transport our personal boats or rent those who need them a loaner boat. The outfitter will shuttle us up river with a van and trailer and we enjoy a nice relaxing float back down to our cars. Its a really pretty trip with great views and a very relaxed pace. It should be about 12 miles total with the river flowing at about 3 miles per hour. Its shallow water and mostly flat. Then of course once done we find a local place for food and beer.The fee for the outfitter is going to be somewhere around $20 plus a tip for our personal boats and closer to 40 for rentals. Trust me its worth it. Planning a private shuttle of 20-30 boats is just miserable and way to much work. This way the outfitter does all the work we just show up and float. I would suggest a bottle or two of water. A dry bag with lunch and possibly dry clothes. A waterproof jacket for paddle splashes and lunch or snacks. Oh water shoes or old sneakers will be far better than bare feet. Water is getting cool and the bottom has lots of rocks if walking.
Now I mentioned this is a two part trip. I would have preferred to post as two different meetups but I'm not a full organizer on this site. So Part two is a hike sunday[masked] from Delaware gap visitors center up Mt Tammany and around the sunfish pond loop. Its about 12 miles. The first three are up hill. Then it levels off and has some great views before heading back down. I'd rate this an intermediate level hike. Only because of the first climb is a little steep and overall 12 miles is a far day if your not used to walking. But its going to be a slow pace and generally a relaxed day. This is a private no guided random hike so of course no fees. Just bring lunch water and some snacks.
So if your interested in one or both days post or let me know by email. ASAP is good because I need a head count for kayaking so the outfitter is ready. Also please tell me if your bringing your own boat or renting.