This weekend is the biggest Full Moon of the year, and we will enjoy it on the river during the evening -- nothing can be more peaceful and beautiful and fun!
Saturday 11:00am: Set up camp at our primitive group campground at Harper's Ferry Campground on the river. (You will need a tent.) http://campingharpersferry.com/
2:00pm: We will shuttle personal kayaks and people to Shepherdstown to put in the water around 3:00. Kayak rentals will be delivered to the river for you.
3:00 We will begin out paddle 3.5 miles down to Antietam Creek Campground, and picnic there at a scenic spot on the river banks.
SUNSET: We will paddle down river and beach the boats right at our campground, enjoying MOONLIGHT and STARS all the way!
TOTAL PADDLE: 10.3 miles
11:00pm: We'll enjoy a campfire, and socializing under the stars.
0800: Breakfast - We'll have a fabulous campfire breakfast (Dave O will be making BACON!!!!), coffee, french toast, fruit, etc.
See this map for GPS locations of where we'll meet and paddle:
We will lounge around camp, play in the river, and leave it up to the group to either go for a hike, or have lunch in Harper's Ferry.
While we originally thought we would bike on Sunday, it seems that this is too much equipment to have to bring, so we've dropped the bicycle plans.
COST: $76 for Kayak, all equipment, and campsite fee. Your kayak will be brought to the river for you by Eddie at Shepherdstown Pedal and Paddle, and picked up after you are done (you will not need to shuttle or carry your boat or equipment!) http://thepedalpaddle.com/
We will send out an equipment list closer to the date - so mark your calendars and stand by for a fabulous paddle and campout!
For more information, please write:
What to Bring
1) Boat, PFD, and all associated kayak equipment (unless you are renting), LARGE WATER GUNS :-)
2) Tent (or hammock), sleeping bag, camp chair or sit-upon (yes, I was a girl scout)
3) WATER- for drinking AND WASHING, social beverages, plate/cup/napkin/utensils - everything you need to eat and drink.
4) Wicking clothing; camera; sunscreen; HAT; bug spray; personal items;
Sturdy shoes/clothes for a possible hike/walk around Harper's Ferry on Sunday
5) Sat Picnic dinner on the river; something to share for breakfast on Sunday; snacks
WE WILL PROVIDE:
2. Glow light
3. Firewood, marshmallows
All participants are responsible for their own safety!
Our group of recreational kayakers look out for each other, but we're not certified experts at rescuing novices. Our paddle events have been very successful so far because we stick together as a group in case anyone needs assistance. So relax and have a good time. It's not a race, and everyone will catch up if we give them time.
If you tip over into the water, DON'T PANIC. Just hang onto your boat and paddle until we can rescue you. You'll need to be able to climb back into the boat again.
This is an outdoor event that requires suitable weather. I'll post an update and send out an email if we need to change plans or cancel.