Past Meetup

Paddle Down the Delaware 2014

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Our past river trips have been lots of fun and a great outdoor experience. We regularly see bald eagles, osprey and hawks cruising the Walpack Bend. The trip is at slow leisurely pace and includes a few stops to swim, grab some lunch and at least 1 water fight with Jane and Suzanne along the way! Join us for another great day on the water. Rentals are available or bring your own kayak (see below).

Distance: 14 miles

Paddle Time: 4.5 hours (it may take longer because of breaks for lunch and swimming).

Put-in: Eshbacks

Haul-out: Smithfield Beach

I expect to be back in our cars by around 4:30 PM.

The 2013 rates are as follows:

- Kayaks: $39 per person (single or tandem)

- Canoes: $35 per person (they are for 2 people)

- Portage: $20 (if you bring your own boat)

These rates are discounted group rates. Taxes will be added.

Each participant will need to make a reservation on his/her own for a rental or for portage. Boat quantities are limited and they will be assigned on a first-come-first serve basis. Reserving a spot on meetup for this event will not guarantee you a boat. You will have to call to reserve! When calling, mention that you are with the Mark's Group.

For any questions or reservations, please call the outfitter:Chamberlain Canoes 8 River Road, Shawnee on the Delaware, PA Tel:[masked]

Suggested things to bring:

- Hat and sunglasses

- Sunscreen and bathing suit

- Camera (preferably waterproof)

- Towel

- Water shoes

- Gloves

- Plenty of water

- Snacks or light lunch

- Dry bag or similar to keep your stuff safe and dry

- Water guns (beware of Jane and Suzanne!)

- A change of clothes to keep in the car

Directions: - On Route 80 West take the first exit in PA (Exit 310).

- Follow the signs for the PA Welcome Center (white building). This is a good place to stop and use the restrooms since there are NO FACILITIES anywhere after that! - Continue on the road by the Welcome Center, which is River Road. At the traffic light go straight (the Center will be on your right) and through the Route 80 underpass. Continue for about 1 mile until you see the sign for Chamberlain Canoes (red barn) with their blue boats on the left.

Meetup Rules: This is not a guided river trip, merely a suggestion for a meeting time and date. As such you are responsible for controlling and navigating your own way and for understanding and following all laws within and around the river. You accept responsibility for the safety of yourself any friends you invite from outside the group. Attending this event signifies you understand the physical challenges and agree that you are physically capable, that you will be responsible for your own safety and agree to the terms and conditions of the waiver listed below.

Waiver- I fully understand and acknowledge that: (a) risks and dangers exist in my use of CANOE, RAFT, TUBE, KAYAK equipment and my participation in CANOEING, RAFTING, TUBING, KAYAKING OR CAMPING activities; (b) my participation in such activities and/or use of such equipment may result in injury or illness including, but not limited to bodily injury, disease, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, death or other ailments that could cause serious disability;

(c) These risks and dangers may be caused or increased by other event attendees, the rental company or other river users. These risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes; and (d) by my participation in these activities and/or use of equipment, I hereby hold harmless all volunteer organizers of NJ 40+ Hikers Group.

I release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, and indemnify NJ 40+ Hikers Group and its organizers from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of service or otherwise which may arise out of my participation in this event.

Questions:Call Chamberlain Canoes at[masked] for directions, river conditions, equipment details, reservation policy etc.