I am making this paddle Cold Water Attire Strongly Encouraged but not required. If you have the right gear, please wear it. I expect water temps to hit the 50 degree mark for this paddle but that is still dangerously cold. On this section of the Patapsco, water less than knee deep is never more than a couple of steps away so you can usually stand up and immediately be out of the cold water but you're still going to be wet and very cold. If you don't have Cold Water Attire please bring dry clothes to change into in case you do get wet. Wear synthetic fabrics and avoid cotton at all costs. Even if is is warm when we launch it’s going to get chilly as the sun goes down.
Our now world famous regular Wednesday Night Paddles will begin for the season on Wednesday, April 3, 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 because of limited daylight hours.
We'll be returning to the Patapsco River at Daniels Dam for the first TWNP of the season and then switching to various other locations mostly in Howard County, MD or nearby every Wednesday Night through early October. Sunset on April 3th, 2013 will be around 7:30 PM which should give us the time to get up stream to the swimming hole for a few minutes of socialization before heading back to Daniels.
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. I'll post more details as we get closer to April.
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 question when you RSVP.