3rd Annual Paddle in the NJ Pine Barrens!

  • October 14, 2012 · 11:00 AM

Kayaking/canoeing down the meandering rivers of the NJ Pine Barrens is one of my favorite events to lead and is a great way for us to celebrate the arrival of autumn!

TENTATIVE details: Everyone meets his/her carpool by 9 AM and arrives at Micks in Chatsworth, NJ by 11 AM. We get our gear and get driven by their staff to the river of our choice. We'll probably do the Oswego River, since it's a nice 4-hr paddle. We'll dismebark somewhere along the route for lunch.

PLEASE indicate in your RSVP if you need a ride or can offer one. I'm capping the attendee list at 12 for now. I will later open it to a few more folks, with drivers getting priority, if necessary.

Meeting Spot in the Pine Barrens:
http://www.mickscanoerental.com/

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  • Natasha

    Another awesome Fall adventure. Strongly considering getting up earlier for a 5 hr paddle next year!

    October 15, 2012

  • Joel

    I had a blast! The weather was so perfect, I felt like I was squeezing one more beautiful day of summer out of 2012. On the down side (no pun intended), the Oswego river was barely deep enough to navigate, and the fallen trees didn't help...but overall, it was a fantastic time!!!

    October 15, 2012

  • Joel

    I have room for two folks if you can get to any of the PATH stations in NJ, preferably Newark...but if you live in Hoboken, I can come get you if necessary.

    -Joel[masked]

    October 13, 2012

  • Gabriela

    Anyone have space for 1 more from hoboken? Last minute. Either way have fun!

    October 13, 2012

    • Allan

      I can loop by once I cross over the river. My number is[masked]

      October 13, 2012

    • Joey A.

      I pick Natasha and a friend from Hoboken at 9 from the path station. You can join us.

      October 13, 2012

  • Joel

    My number is[masked]

    October 13, 2012

  • Joel

    I am leaving from Elizabeth, NJ but I'm able to provide rides for up to three folks if they can get themselves to a PATH station in Hoboken, Jersey City or Newark.

    October 13, 2012

  • Natasha

    WHAT TO BRING:

    1. Lunch -- bring enough food and water (in a water-tight bag!) to enjoy when you pull over on the banks of the river for a lunch stop and before you get in the car for the journey home
    2. Extra clothes -- people have capsized in the past, so please bring clothes you can change into before going home. There are changing rooms at Micks. The people to whom this happened in the past were still among the first to rave about the trip on the event page that evening, but if you think your day will be ruined if you get wet, please keep this possibility in mind. You can probably also bring clothes in a water-tight bag aboard your watercraft.
    3. Water-tight bags -- bring a few of these for your phone, camera, lunch, clothes, etc.

    October 8, 2012

    • Natasha

      ...and $$ for your driver!

      October 8, 2012

    • Allan

      If anyone needs a lift and can split gas, I can pick up passengers in Brooklyn, or along the way in Jersey. I am departing from Bensonhurst, so I'd not want to go too far the other direction.

      October 8, 2012

  • Natasha

    LOGISTICS:

    Please meet your carpool on time, and allow a full two hours for commuting to Chatsworth, NJ. Be sure someone in your carpool has a Smartphone as well as printed directions, just in case. Remember to have Micks' number on hand if you get lost -- I will not be able to help you with directions.

    Upon arrival, begin filling out release waivers to provide to Micks, and select what you'll rent that day -- we're a big group, so don't wait for others to arrive before getting started. I expect that we will all have completed the forms and rental choices by 11:30, and one of their employees will transport us and our watercraft to the starting point at that time.

    October 8, 2012

  • Natasha

    Your organizer (and two of her friends) are still looking for a ride! Is everyone else all set with carpools?

    October 5, 2012

    • Allan

      Still have room for two. Most likely I am heading from Bensonhurst (gravesend) over the Verazanno.

      October 5, 2012

    • Natasha

      Thanks, guys! A friend and I decided to ride with Joey. He's a good friend of mine.

      October 7, 2012

  • Silvia M.

    it seems my ride is in the waiting list...Who has a spot for me?

    October 5, 2012

    • Allan

      I'm Leaving from Brooklyn, Bensonhurst.

      October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Natasha! I can pick up at Exchange Place Path station. Car is small, MiniCooper.

    October 3, 2012

  • Natasha

    I just bumped two drivers (Tom and Grace) into "Attending."

    October 2, 2012

    • Tom

      Thanks, Natasha! I have room for only one since my car is a 2 seat sports car. My car is locvated in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, but I will go via Holland Tunnel, so can pickup in lowwer Manhattan! Any participant that needs a ride please let me know! I am a non-smoker!

      October 3, 2012

  • Allan

    Leaving from Brooklyn, probably taking the Verazzano narrows Bridge if anyone wants to split gas. I live in Brooklyn Heights, but I'll have my car in Bensonhurst (long story).

    October 2, 2012

    • Natasha

      Hey Allan, I'm likely carpooling with friends from Manhattan, but in case that doesn't pan out, please let me know where you would want to meet your carpool. I live at the southeast tip of Prospect Park, off the Q train's Parkside stop.

      October 2, 2012

  • Christine

    Is anyone leaving from the city? If not, Joel, if you have room, can I meet in Hoboken or Newark Path or Grace, in Jersey City to catch a ride?

    October 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Same here. I am also on the waiting list. You can come to Exchange Plance path station if I got to go.

      October 2, 2012

    • Christine

      Well, let's hope you both get in! I have no power to do that, but would gladly accept a ride from either of you. Thanks!

      October 2, 2012

  • Silvia M.

    Hi Joel,

    Thanks for the ride! I will send you my contact info later :)

    October 2, 2012

  • Joel

    Sillvia, I'll pick you up from Hoboken or Newark PATH...

    October 2, 2012

  • Joel

    My buddy and I went canoeing last week and it was a blast...perfect weather! lets hope for the same on Oct 14...

    October 2, 2012

  • Natasha

    Check out the website cited in the description for rental prices for singles and tandem kayaks. I'll call them as well to see if we can get a small group discount. Remember to also factor in ~$12-15 contribution to your driver, if carpooling.

    October 1, 2012

  • Alexis

    hey you guys...how much is this?

    October 1, 2012

  • Silvia M.

    I live in Brooklyn, but I am happy to go to Manhattan/Hoboken/NJ city to catch a ride :)

    October 1, 2012

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