Delaware River Kayaking: Riegelsville to Frenchtown, CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

THIS ACTIVITY IS CANCELED

It's time for our first kayak trip on the Delaware River! This one will be a leisure 10 mile paddle that is suitable those with minimal paddling experience. We will stop to take breaks for swimming, lunch and snacks.

This trip is being run through an outfitter. The outfitter will provide transportation from Frenchtown to Riegelsville and the rental kayaks. The charge with a rental kayak and transportation is $48.00 including tax. If you are bringing your own boat, the charge is $25.00 for the transportation. We are limited to 16 participants. Note that prices are per person. If you want to provide your own shuttle and kayak, then there is no charge (yes, it's free and you can still join us). You must register for this trip. After being accepted, you will be given instructions for making payment in advance to our outfitter. Further instructions will be given for where we are meeting, where to park and the logistics for the morning. Rental kayaks are Perception Prodigy 12.0 (rental version). The distance is approximately 10 miles. All participants are required to sign the AMC liability release and a liability release form from our outfitter. There will be an optional pizza and beverage gathering after the trip.

 

 

Requirements (for your safety):

You must wear your PFD while on the water. (The PFD will be provided for renters, however you may bring your own) Wear old sneakers, water socks or some other form of foot protection. Flip-flops are not acceptable. Bring water and lunch.

Suggestions (for your comfort):

  • Wear a bathing suit or quick drying clothes suitable for getting wet.
  • Bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Bring a dry bag or waterproof container for your personal belongings.
  • Bring snacks.
  • Have a secure place to carry your car keys.
  • Bring a hat and sunglasses.
  • Have a set of dry clothes in your car so you can change for the ride home.

NOTE: A few participants may get signed on through the AMC site, therefore, the actual number of available spots available on Meetup may not represent the actual group size. This trip was listed on http://www.amcdv.org/ a week ago.

There is a good chance that more space will open up. So place yourself on any expected wait list if you are interested in joining us.

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  • Rich P.

    Hi Folks, This trip has been tentatively rescheduled for June 9th.

    May 19, 2013

  • Rich P.

    At this point it looks like I will cancel this paddle trip. The forecast is calling for a colder than normal day and the showers will be on us. If you have made a payment to Paddle Creek, there will be a refund or you can apply it to another trip. I'll be talking to them later this morning.

    May 19, 2013

  • Rich P.

    I'll make a final call at 7 am. My kayaks are on the car and some of us will still go if it's just a few showers. Please make your own decision based on your comfort lever for going. There will be more trips on the Delaware.

    May 18, 2013

  • Rich P.

    I'm still hoping that we can go kayaking. But at this point, it's not looking good. If you are not comfortable with going, you can request a refund with Paddle Creek. If it's just a light rain, some of us may still go.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but the weather is just bad enough for me to bail and wait for a better day.

    May 18, 2013

  • Rich P.

    At this point, it looks like we could have some light shower activity. Most of the rain will be south of us. That is not enough to keep us from going. If it turns to real rain or lightning, then we will cancel. I'll send an update to the group tonight. We will make a final call on Saturday. In past experiences, a wet forecast yielded a decent day. So let's keep an eye on the weather.

    May 17, 2013

  • Donna

    Going to rain

    May 17, 2013

  • Elizabeth D.

    I left a VM with paddle creek last night with my cc info haven't gotten confirmation. Am in meetings all day today

    May 16, 2013

    • Rich P.

      Hi Elizabeth, Paddle Creek wants us to use their web page for the payment.

      May 16, 2013

    • Elizabeth D.

      Thanks, noted, complete

      May 16, 2013

  • Rich P.

    I will be sending an email tonight with the payment web site details. We have 6 or 7 unpaid spots that will be available to all on the wait list at that time on a first paid for basis.
    So for those on the attending list who have not paid, you need to do that today.
    This does not apply to those who are doing a private shuttle and have their own kayak.

    May 16, 2013

  • MikeS

    Definite maybe. Can carry lots of boats if needed.

    May 14, 2013

    • Kathy K.

      Hi Mike I am interested in a private shuttle. I have use of a lightweight 14 foot kayak or a 16 foot rather heavy kayak. Either is fine for this trip.

      May 15, 2013

  • Rich P.

    Hi Folks, Here is our status. The weather is looking good, although a somewhat cloudy. The high looks like low 70s. I have two open spots and I have sent email to the next 2 on the wait list with guest to inquire about their status. If I don't hear back from them I will open those spots to others. Nine of us have paid and I will open any unpaid spots by Friday. I still want to give those who haven't paid a chance to catch up. If you have your own boat, you can contact MikeS about joining his shuttle. I have one other private shuttle with five others. So not everybody on the attending list is shuttling with Paddle Creek. That is where the two openings are coming from.
    Please update your RSVP if you are no longer coming.
    Thanks,
    Rich

    May 15, 2013

  • Paul

    Rich, Saddly I will not be able to make this trip. I am leading a weekend kayaking/camping trip to Mallows Bay, the home of the Ghost Fleet , in Maryland.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    crap overbooked, and i really wanted to go! hope we do it again soon! i gotta cancel.

    May 13, 2013

  • Ida

    Hi Rich. Could you refresh my memory on our approximate ending time? I just to confirm I can make an evening engagement.

    May 8, 2013

    • Rich P.

      Hi Ida, The kayaking should finish by 3ish. But I hope you don't have to miss the after paddle pizza gathering.

      May 8, 2013

    • Ida

      I know!!! That's the best part for sure. Guess I'll have to cancel the other. You're the best Rich :) Off to pay now!

      May 11, 2013

  • Inigo

    Holy P**p!! I just ckd emails and it's "plum full up, Bubba!" C'mon, fess up, Richie...are you giving away free tickets to Disney on this trip? :D too bad, finally my time frame! :)=

    May 10, 2013

  • Rebecca K.

    I hope there are more spots available for those on the waiting list!

    May 8, 2013

  • Rich P.

    Di Truong, I'll be sending payment instructions and other details to all who have signed up by the weekend. Rich

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to my first meetup with this group!

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'll bring my kayak.

    May 8, 2013

  • Gayla

    I'm with Bambi. It's the day after I move. But I'm looking forward to joining you at some point this season.

    May 8, 2013

  • Bambi

    Not again:) Sorry I am hosting a graduation party. Have a great time, miss not seeing you! Bam

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you send me registration instructions?

    May 8, 2013

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