This trip is being held in conjunction with the Soup Hike, which will be held at my place on Saturday, July 20th, at 2:30pm. For information on the Soup Hike, please go to the Pittsburgh Hiking Group and click on Soup Hike for Saturday, July 20th. In a nutshell, the Soup HIke is a hike where people bring something to share with a few people, soup, brownies, pie, chips, etc. We then go on a 5 mile easy hike, and upon returning, sample the goodies that people brought. This trip will be in 4 parts. You can sign up for all 4 parts, or any one of them. Please read the headings carefully.
Part 1. Hike -- Meet at my place on Saturday, July 20, at 2:30pm, and do an easy 5 mile hike.
Part 2. Dinner -- After the hike, at approximately 6pm, we'll feast on the various soups and dishes that people brought to eat. You should bring a snack or something to share, brownies, chips, pie, etc. After dinner, I'll build a fire along the river and we can enjoy the evening, and share tales of incredible feats. Please bring a chair to sit on around the fire.
Part 3. Camping -- Everyone is welcome to camp along the river. In the morning, we'll do breakfast at the creekside across the river.
Part 4. Paddling -- Sunday, July 21st, 9:30am. We'll do a 12 mile paddle on the Kiski River. We'll meet at my place no later than 9:30am, set up a shuttle to Saltsburg, and do a leasurly 12 mile paddle on the river. We'll do lunch in Avonmore, and then stop at Copper Head Cove for a swim break. We'll then proced to my place and take out. The Kiski is a docile class 1 river with a couple of spots of mild class 2 "fun foam".
When signing up, please be specific as to what part(s), you will be attending.
The shower is available upstairs in the garage for any one who wants to freshen up. Please bring you're own towels and personal items.
After the paddle on Sunday, and we retrieve the vehicles from the shuttle, I'll fire up the grill and make burgers for everyone. We can also munch on left overs from the previous days Soup Hike.
You're welcome to come early on Saturday to stow things and set up a tent if you like.