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MOONLIGHT PADDLE: Kayak, Camp, and Bike - CAMP ONLY for BOAT OWNERS

  • Jun 22, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN BOAT - SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT!

IF YOU NEED A BOAT - SIGN UP FOR THE OTHER EVENT!

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!

The PLAN:

Saturday 11:00am:  Set up camp at our private group campground at Harper's Ferry Campground on the river. (You will need a tent.)  http://campingharpersferry.com/

2:00pm:  We will shuttle to Shepherdstown to put in the water around 3:00.  Kayak rentals will be delivered to the river for you.

3:00 We will paddle up river a ways, and picnic at a scenic spot on the river banks.

SUNSET:   We will paddle down river and beach the boats just above our campground, enjoying MOONLIGHT and STARS all the way!

11:00pm:  We'll enjoy a campfire, and socializing under the stars.

SUNDAY:

0800:  Breakfast - We'll have a fabulous campfire breakfast (Dave Ordonio will be making BACON!!!!), coffee, french toast, fruit, etc.

After breakfast we will break camp and pack tents and gear.

11:00AM  We will bike along the river (approximately 20-25 miles) and then have a late afternoon lunch in scenic Harper's Ferry!

THE DETAILS FOR THIS TRIP ARE STILL IN THE WORKS -- Jeff and I are working out the details for the shuttles, so please be patient.  We will post as we work it out.

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/

***If you have your own boat, please sign up for the campsite only option for $20****

NOTE:  There are approximately 25 boats available for rental - so please reserve your spot soon!

We will send out an equipment list closer to the date - so mark your calendars and stand by for a fabulous paddle, campout, and bike ride!

For more information, please write:

Jeff:  [masked]

Heide:  [masked]

 

 

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, social beverages, plate/cup/napkin/utensils - everything you need to eat and drink.

4)  Wicking clothing; camera; sunscreen; HAT; bug spray; personal items.

5)  Sat lunch; Sat Picnic dinner; something to share for breakfast on Sunday; snacks,

6)  Bicycle if you want to bike on Sunday

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.

Final Details

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.

 

 

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  • Gloria

    I won't be paddling but might change my mind closer to the date and bring my own boat. I love this bike ride!

    April 24, 2013

  • Alison

    maybe - I've been guilty of double booking lately and need to fit in a visit with my dad sometime soon too...

    April 23, 2013

  • Joanna K.

    I signed up but won't be able to do the bike portion of the event.

    April 22, 2013

    • Heide

      That's fine - it'll stil be a great weekend!

      April 23, 2013

  • Gregory S Pokrywka M.

    wish i could ! headed to Key West that weekend :)

    April 22, 2013

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