I am relaxing the cold water gear requirements for this evening's paddle. There isn't any one point where the water is suddenly safe but as it is now 60 degrees or warmer it is safer. Use common sense, wear synthetics instead of cotton and bring a light windbreaker or waterproof jacket just in case. As I type this there are still spots available to attend.
Our now world famous regular Wednesday Night Paddles have begun for the season. This paddle is on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM. The time is the "on the water time". Please plan to arrive early enough to have your boat and gear ready to paddle promptly at 6:00 PM. We DO NOT wait for people on Wednesday Nights.
Our second Wednesday night paddle of the season will find us at the Big Branch Recrreation Area on Triadelphia Reservoirr. Triadelphia Reservoir is owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). To paddle here you need to purchase a $6.00 day use permit or a $70.00 season permit. With over 13 miles of water between Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge Reservoirs and 7 different kayak launch sites we'll visit the WSSC properties often during the season and I suspect regular paddlers in the area will find that the season pass will pay for itself quickly. You can purchse day or season permits on line and print them out at home. Look under hot topiics at the WSSC website located here http://www.wsscwater.com/home/jsp/home.faces
The Wednesday Night Paddler (TWNP) is a chance for everyone to paddle off the work day stress while working on paddling technique and staying in shape. Of course it becomes quite a social event too. TWNP is an opportunity for everyone regardless of boat type or skill level to paddle in the safety and camaraderie of a group as long as you have access to a boat, PFD and paddle.
There will be rental kayaks (including a paddle and PFD) available for this paddle at the Wednesday Night price of $30.00. If you require one please indicate that by answering the rental question when you RSVP.