Jul 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
Pinecliff Park Boat Ramp
Monocacy River Adventure - The Next 14 Miles With Shuttle.
RSVP's for this event open tonight at 9:00 PM (actually they will never open! Just kidding, they open at 9)
The actual attendance limit for this paddle is 30 paddlers. 6 spots have been set aside for people who will be renting kayaks. If you are a renter on the waiting list I will move you to the attending list. Those spots not filled by renters 24 hours before the paddle will be filled with members on the waiting list who have paid the voluntary dues. Everyone has the same chance to sign up for the first 24 slots.
We did the previous 12 miles earlier this spring and I think it's time to get back to the rest of the Monocacy. Temps on Saturday are only supposed to hit the low 80's but we will be in the tree lined Monocacy River valley and somewhat protected from the heat of the sun at this time of year.
Saturday, July 27th will find us setting shuttle at 10:00 AM from the Pinecliff Park Boat Ramp on the Monocacy River for a 14 paddle with the current from the Devilbiss Bridge on the Monocacy to Pinecliff Park. Please plan to arrive at Pinecliff Park Boat Ramp no later than 10:00 AM for the shuttle.
This section of the Monocacy is mostly flatwater with a few minor (Class I) whitewater features. Nothing most parents wouldn't let their kids go down in an inner tube. River levels on the Monocacy are currently in a range considered "normal" so we should have plenty of water.
Pack a lunch for a rest stop in a small park at about the 8 mile point. The good news is that there are portable toilets there. Total paddle time on the water should be about 4.5 to 5 hours. Factoring in shuttle time and a lunch stop, we should be back to the take out around 4:30 but will still need to retrieve cars at the put in so this will be a full day event.
There are rental boats available for this paddle at the weekend price of $50.00 for the day, delivered to the put in with paddle and PFD. Please be sure to make your rental request during the RSVP process.