SACO River Canoe Trip 2011

  • July 9, 2011 · 9:00 AM
  • Wedeln Ski and Outdoors Club

This event is now closed to new RSVPs. We have a total of 64 people attending our Saco Canoe Weekend, yahoo! If you missed out on this event this year then make plans for next year. We always run a Saco River trip the weekend after 4th of July.

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The annual Wedeln Ski and Outdoor Club Canoe Trip will take place Saturday July 9th. We put in at Canal Bridge in Fryeburg Main and take out at Walkers Bridge. The total trip is just under seven miles but our mellow pace means we enjoy a full day (about 5 hours) on the river. Please feel free to RSVP on this site BUT to reserve your spot you MUST mail in the Registration form. This Meetup site is ONLY to show interest.

This year we will have a pirate theme - picture 50 canoes going down a river with pirate hats, plastic swords and water guns, yes that will be us. Cost includes canoe rental(including paddle, pfd), dinner, lunch, breakfast, and a bus to and from the river. We also host a bonfire that night. Cost for the weekend ($85) does not include guest fees so please add $20 dollar a night for guests staying at the Wedeln House. I recommend guests stay both Friday and Saturday. Friday night is the best time to meet people. If you have your own canoe or kayak then cost for the weekend is only $55(no bus), there are no other substitutions or savings even if you plan to skip meals.

Mail checks and form by JUNE 12th to: Jennifer Vecchi {email [masked] to get full address} 3 important things:

1. Check should be made out to "Wedeln" - not me, not Jen, not Wedlens :).

2. Please use the Registration form (I will send if you respond "yes")

3. No LATE people Guest fees should be pay ahead of time (include $40 added to check): IMPORTANT - This is a huge weekend for the canoe outfitters on the Saco. If your check/letter is not postmarked by 6/10 it is highly likely that we will not have a spot for you. If you are late please do not show up with your own canoe and hope to "tag along", This trip is difficult to organize and supervise and having people who are "kind of with us but not really" can lead to problems. Thank You.

SCHEDULE Here is the basic schedule - All times are aprox. and everything usually runs a bit late.

FRIDAY July 8th - 7PM meet and greet at the Wedeln Ski Club House

SATURDAY July 9th 8 am to 9am Full breakfast.

9:45am Buses arrive at Wedeln. 1pm - Lunch on the river: sandwiches and snackfood

4pm Takeout: be patient it can take a while.

5:30pm - BBQ - steak tips, chicken lots of vegi and sides.

7:30pm - Bonfire.

SUNDAY July 10th - optional day at Diana Bath Waterfall

If you or your friends do not have a canoe partner we will find you a paddle buddy. We pair several people up that morning and it can actually be more fun to be put in a canoe with people you do not know. No guest will get stuck alone (unless you want a single kayak). If we have an odd number of paddlers I will paddle solo. 

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  • Sam

    My first Saco trip and I had a blast. Met quite a few interesting people but all in all great fun all around! Looking forward to the next one! Special thanks to Bubba, Richie & Theresa for the entertainment.

    July 11, 2011

  • Tom L.

    I am heading north tonight, all should have received my email from early today, if not or you have a question call me at[masked] 5579. see you friday night!

    July 7, 2011

  • Tom L.

    Weather looks decent for this weekend. cloudy in Saturdy morning with chance of showers but we should get plenty of sun in the afternoon. Sunday will be hot and Sunny. Water level is average and 66 degrees.

    July 7, 2011

  • Lora

    Hi Karen... Saco Bound doesn't allow cancellations for "rain" unless there are severe electrical storms, and then may allow us to reschedule our reservations depending on the severity. It's usuallly rain or shine... and they call the shots... but the forecast looks good so far for the weekend.

    July 6, 2011

  • Karen J.

    do we have an alternative plan if there are thunderstorms and lightning predicted?

    July 6, 2011

  • Sam

    Hey Mari, that's great thanks! Will send you a quick PM.

    June 23, 2011

  • Mari

    Hey sam, I checked with my friends and I'm driving just one or none up so I have room in my car! Contact me offline ([masked]) and we can exchange numbers etc.....

    June 23, 2011

  • Sam

    Thanks will do!

    June 22, 2011

  • Mari

    Sounds good, let's keep in touch as the date approaches!

    June 22, 2011

  • Sam

    Ok thanks that's fine! Please keep me posted. I am in Lexington and can take the T to Harvard Sq.

    June 22, 2011

  • Mari

    Oh, and I just have to check to make sure my 2 friends are still planning to drive up by themselves..... otherwise there won't be room in my little car!!!

    June 22, 2011

  • Mari

    Hey Sam,
    Sure, you can come with, though I may now be leaving earlier than 1p (and from Brighton -- if I don't work that Friday). If I do work I will be leaving at 1p sharp from Harvard Square. Where are you?
    -Mari

    June 22, 2011

  • Sam

    Hey Mari, can I share a ride with you? Where in Cambridge are you leaving from? S~

    June 22, 2011

  • Tom L.

    Hi All - post carpool info here with departure date/time location and return time. I will leave Somerville Thursday at 8pm and will leave around 4pm on Sunday. I can drive.

    June 20, 2011

  • Mari

    I'm leaving from Cambridge at 1p sharp if anyone needs a ride

    June 20, 2011

  • Tom L.

    I have extended the deadline to sign up for the canoe trip to June 20th. Please send in the sign up form by mail by June 20th.

    June 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Tom, I have not received a registration form.

    June 1, 2011

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