A Paddle on the Kiski in 4 parts.

I'm planning a paddling trip on Sunday, July 27th.  This trip is in conjunction with the Soup Hike, which is being held at my place on Saturday, July 26th, 2014.  For more information on the Soup Hike, please go to the Pittsburgh Hiking Group, and click on Soup Hike for Saturday, July 26th.  A little about the hike.  Basically, folks bring something to share with 5 to 6 people, brownies, cake, pie, snacks, soup, etc. and we go for an easy 5 mile hike.  Upon returning from the hike, we sample the various goodies that people brought to share.  This trip is in 4 parts.  You can come for one, or any one of the parts.  When signing up, please be specific as to what part(s) you will be attending.  The garage has ample outlets to plug in crock pots.

Please read the headings carefully.

Part 1 -- The hike.  Satrurday, July 26th, 2:30pm.  Meet at my place and do an easy 5 mile hike.

Part 2 -- Dinner.  Upon returning from the hike, at approximately 6pm, we'll sample the various soups and dishes that people brought to share.

Part 3 -- Bonfire and Camping.  At dusk, I'll light the bonfire and we can enjoy the evening, and share tales of incredible feats.  Please bring a chair to sit on around the fire.  Everyone is welcome to pitch a tent and camp along the river.  In the morning, we can go to the Creekside Restauraunt for breakfast across the river from Apollo.  The garage has full kitchen and bath facilities.  The shower is available upstairs in the garage if anyone wants to freshen up.  Pleae bring you're own towels and personal items.

Part 4 -- The Paddle.  SUNDAY, July 27th, 9:30am.  We'll meet at my place and set up a shuttle to the put in at Saltsburg, and do a leisurly 12 mile paddle on the Kiski River.  We'll paddle 4 miles and stop at Avonmore for lunch.  There is a pavilion and porta potty there.  We'll then paddle another 4 miles to Copper Hewad Cove, and take a swim break.  We'll then paddle another 4 miles to the take out at my place.  The Kiski is a slow moving class I river with a couple of spots of mild class II "fun foam". 

After the paddle, and the shuttle vehicles have been retrieved, I'll make burgers on the grill for all attending.  There may also be some items left over from the previous days Soup Hike.  I'll ask for volinteers to help retrieve shuttle vehicles.

You're welcome to come early on Saturday to stow things an set up a tent.

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  • Steve

    It was great seeing everyone on this trip. The rain held off, and thank you Terri for manning the grill and cooking the burgers and dogs.

    July 28

  • Sue K.

    5 stars day!!! Great weather and friendly people made for a wonderful day on the river. Thanks Steve for organizing and leading this adventure.

    July 28

  • Steve

    Trip is on, will "probably" put in at Avonmore. Will determine that at 9:30am.

    July 27

  • Tommy

    Some friends need some urgent construction help this weekend so I'll have to try for the next one. Thank you very much for organizing.

    July 27

  • Sue C.

    Sorry, I cannot make it tomorrow for the kayaking

    July 26

  • Steve

    Sharon,
    You're still on the wait list.

    July 25

  • Cindy S.

    I have to cancel my plans to be part of this unfortunately. I hope to catch the next time.

    July 25

  • Sharon

    steve, you emailed me that all your yaks were already taken..and I was on a waiting list..is there an update?

    July 25

  • Judy S.

    sorry already have plans will try to catch the next one...thanks

    July 22

  • Sharon

    Hi Steve, Just coming for the paddle on Sunday. My daughter and I will be coming. We need two of your kayaks please. Looking forward to seeing you again

    July 11

  • Sue C.

    I believe that I signed up but I am just coming for the Sunday paddle

    July 10

  • Cindy S.

    Hi Steve, my plan is to join you guys on Sunday morning for the paddle, so I'll see you Sunday morning!

    July 9

  • Steve

    Please feel free to ask questions as needed.

    July 8

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