I'm planning a "Trip of Great Taste" for Saturday, June 7th, 2014. Overnight camping at my place is suggested after the paddle on Saturday. In the evening, I'll build a fire in the "fire ring". Please bring a chair to sit on around the fire. The garage has a full kitchen, and bath facilities. The shower upstairs is available for anyone who wants to freshen up, but please bring you're own towels and personal items. I'll also be doing a supplementry paddle on Sunday, June 8th, if anyone is interested in doing that one to. For those who are camping out, we can do breakfast at the Creekside Restaurant across the river from Apollo. This will be a 12 mile paddle on the Kiski River from Saltsburg to my place near Apollo. The Kiski is a docile, class I river, with a couple of short stretches of 100 yards or less of extremely mild class II "Fun Foam". After the paddle on Saturday, I'll fire up the grill and make burgers for the group. If you like, fell free to bring something to share, chips, snaks, etc.
We will meet at my place at 9:30am on Saturday, set up a shuttle and proceed to the put in at Saltsburg. At the 4 mile mark, well stop at Avonmore for lunch. Please pack a lunch. There is a pavilon and porta potty there. We'll then proceed another 4 miles to Copper Head Cove where we will stop for a swim break. From there, I'll proceed ahead of the group for about 200 yards to check the river for any wild beast that may be lurking in the water. Jeff will take the group from Copper Head Cove to the meeting point where I will rejoin the group with "the barge". After joining the group, and enjoying some leisure float time on the water, we will proceed to the take out at my place.
Upon taking out, and retrieving the shuttle vehicles, we can enjoy the evening eating, and sitting around the fire sharing tales of incredible feats.