Monocacy River Adventure
The First 12 Miles
RSVP's for this paddle open Wednesday April 9th at 9:00 PM
The Cold Water Attire Requirement for this Paddle has been removed.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 will find us setting shuttle at 10:00 AM from the Devilbiss Bridge Boat Ramp on the Monocacy River for a 11.7 paddle with the current from the Route 77 Bridge on the Monocacy to Debilbiss Bridge. Please plan to arrive at Devilbiss Bridge Boat Ramp no later than 10:00 AM. I will have the CKA trailer for the shuttle so we can leave as many cars as possible at Devilbiss.
This section of the Monocacy is mostly moving flatwater with a few minor (Class I) whitewater features. Nothing most parents wouldn't let their kids go down in an inner tube. We'll keep a close eye on water levels to ale sure the Monocacy isn't a raging torrent the day of the paddle. Composite boats are definitely not recommended for this paddle.
Actual paddle time should be a around 4 hours. Factoring in a couple of breaks, a stop for lunch and shuttle time will make this at least a 6 or 7 hour event. We did this paddle a couple of times last year and with good weather conditions it is an exceptionally beautiful paddle. One of them was what I called magical it was so nice
There are rental boats available for this paddle at a price of $50.00 for the day delivered to the put in, including paddle and PFD. Please answer the rental question when you RSVP to reserve one.