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The Wednesday Night Paddler (TWNP) Big Branch

  • May 22, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Triadelphia Reservoir - Big Branch

 

RSVP's open for this paddle at 9:00 PM tonight, May 16, 2013

 

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. 

 

Our  now world famous regular Wednesday Night Paddles have begun for the season.  This paddle is on Wednesday, May 22, 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. 

This Wednesday night paddle will find us on the water from the Big Branch Recrreation Area on Triadelphia Reservoirr.  Triadelphia Reservoir is owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).  To paddle here you must purchase a $6.00 day use permit or a $70.00 season permit.  Please purchase a permit or be prepared to suffer the consequences.

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

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 $25.00.  If you require one please indicate that by answering the rental questions when you RSVP.  There are spots reserved for renters about the attendance limit stated above.  the first few renters on the waiting list will be moved to the attending list.  

 

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  • Dave

    Hey all,

    Did anyone find a black and silver Bending Branches Whisper paddle? It had yak grips on it and I think it might have fallen off of my car becaise I got busy helping others with their kayaks.

    Please drop a line.

    Thanks,
    Dave

    June 2, 2013

  • Laurie C.

    I'm so glad, after over a year of being part of the meetup group but never having attended a single paddle, that I finally made it! Thanks to everyone - what a patient, outgoing, and fun group of people. Looking forward to more outings.

    May 23, 2013

    • Chuck

      We're glad you finally got to something Laurie. :)

      May 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    Chuck controls the weather again...beautiful evening on the water.

    May 22, 2013

    • Kent C.

      I'll second that. Great paddle on the reservoir. :)

      May 23, 2013

    • Glenn C.

      Definitely! Great timing with the weather!

      May 23, 2013

  • Jim A

    I was a good time as always. It was nice to do a little stroke work.

    May 23, 2013

  • Dave

    Another Great time!!!!

    Thanks,
    Chuck

    May 23, 2013

  • Kent C.

    Excellent photos as well!

    May 23, 2013

  • Chuck

    The evening started out a little stressful thanks to traffic accidents making it difficult for some to get there but in the end it was a fun evening under sunny blue skies. The rain came while a small group of us were still standing in the parking lot talking. We had a few newbies that hopefully had as much fun meeting us as we did them. Thanks for coming everyone

    May 22, 2013

    • Rose C.

      CHUCK, I GOTTA SHOW YOU...WHEN I PUT MY KNEE UP AND DO THE LONG STROKE ON THE SAME SIDE AS MY KNEE BEING UP....I GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION...LOL...

      May 22, 2013

    • Chuck

      With the soft chines on the Calypso it doesn't respond to leaned turns as well as some other boats and you can make it go either way with an initiation stroke but somehow if just figures that you are the one that would discover this. Do the initiation stroke on the other side and it will turn faster. :)

      May 23, 2013

  • elaine g.

    seems the work karma gods have struck several of us today. i am not going to be able to get there tonight either. have fun!

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dropping like flies!! We'll miss you!

      May 22, 2013

  • Laura G.

    Well work has now caused me to back out of this paddle, which was my last one before my vacation.. I will miss you all while I am gone. Take care, have fun and see you in a few weeks.

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Darn!! Yeah, you'll miss us from Hawaii :). Have a fantastic time!

      May 22, 2013

  • Steve

    Work and others matters are getting in the way of making this paddle....dad-gummit.

    May 22, 2013

  • Steve

    Work got in the way today. Can't make the paddle this evening. Will change my RSVP. Drat.

    May 22, 2013

  • Red

    Chuck, I'll need a rental for Wed night and will pay the vol. member dues it's more cost effective, until I'm ready to purchase a kayak, count me in as a regular renter...

    Tammy

    May 21, 2013

    • Chuck

      Got you covered but please always remember to answer yes to the RSVP rental question. That way I have one place to look instead of having to rely on my memory, and check emails, text messages and posts. I have been know to screw up that way Tammy

      May 21, 2013

    • Red

      Will do , thanks

      May 22, 2013

  • Cindy

    Hate to cancel, but will have to work late.

    May 22, 2013

  • Jane

    Hi, I need to rent a boat, please, Chuck! I wasn't on your email list. THANKS!

    May 21, 2013

    • Chuck

      Got you covered Jane. Thanks for reminding me.

      May 21, 2013

  • Jane

    I need to rent a boat please! THanks!

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been invited to dinner.

    May 20, 2013

    • MaryB

      Don't tell me you expect better than the spreads that our wonderful members put out????

      May 21, 2013

  • Rose C.

    Chuck I may need a rental for Wed night. Can I let you know tomorrow night. Thanks..

    Worst Stroke

    May 20, 2013

    • Chuck

      Sure thing Worst Stroke. Too bad there isn't a cartoon character by that name. :)

      May 21, 2013

  • Glenn C.

    Looking forward to my first time on the water this year.

    May 19, 2013

  • Chrissy

    I got another job as a Park Ranger so I haven't been able to make any trips!! I'm there in spirit!! Miss my fellow yakers!!

    May 17, 2013

    • Chuck

      Congrats on the new job Chrissy. Hopefully we will still get to see you from time to time

      May 17, 2013

  • Chuck

    Okay so instead of clicking the button for when RSVP's open, I set RSVP's to close at 9:00 tonight. I have rectified the problem but am letting the two smarter than me members who snuck in early on the attending list. I swear I got it right this time. RSVP's open at 9 tonight.

    May 16, 2013

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