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Paddle Contentnea Creek

  • Sep 5, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Paddle Contentnea Creek -  USGS Gage indicates good water level at the moment. This will be challenging as there will be downed trees blocking entire creek that we have to cut our way thru or portage around. Best for short creek boats of 9 to 12 feet length. Bring a folding saw & pruning shears, plenty of cold water, good portaging shoes. If Meetup Host does not believe you have the proper boat and equipment you will not be allowed to paddle on this meetup. You should have experience at self-rescues & assisted rescues.

SHUTTLE - Your vehicle must be able to transport at least 2 kayaks for the shuttle.

RESPONSIBILITIES & LIABILITY - As there are never any meet-up dues/fees or money charged by organizers/hosts on trips, there is no assumption of risk or liability by hosts. Attendance at any event with said hosts, or any function is your agreement that it is completely at your own risk, and that you have been duly informed; any guests or others with you; that it is at their own risk. We will assume no responsibility for any untoward occurrences. . . . . .  As with all of our paddles, we are not guides and we are not instructors. We are a group of kayaking enthusiasts out for a good time. We help each other and we learn from each other. By participating in any of our paddles you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety and for your equipment. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining a trip. Be sure you are up to the paddle; physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. Know and respect your limits. Be safe and you will certainly enjoy another fantastic paddle.  

SAFETY - Properly worn PFD required with whistle required.  We will paddle using buddy system & never get out-of-sight of our group while always keeping ALL other paddlers in sight and keeping close-by for safety. Drowning can happen in just a very few moments, so we need to always respond quickly if someone gets knocked out of their kayak. No Fun unless we are all safe.

 

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  • Barry

    It was a great trip. Challenging because of all the downed trees and swift current due to all the recent rain. A great day to go swimming though. Thanks to Ron and David for being great paddling buddies. The pictures of me swimming were staged. Yea, right. Seriously it was a great trip.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Safety & Appropriate Boats – Both Bow & Stern floatation required. Most "recreational kayaks" lack basic safety features such as sufficient buoyancy (in both ends), & perimeter safety lines for holding onto the kayak in the event of a capsize. Most "recreational kayaks" go vertical or float in a bow down attitude when swamped leaving the cockpit coaming on a swamped "recreational kayak" under water -- making it impossible to pump or bail the boat out. Any kayak, no matter how stable, can capsize - even on a small lake. Buoyancy can be provided by front and rear bulkheads or float bags. Unfortunately most "recreational kayaks" lack front bulkheads, and it is impractical to use float bags in them because their short stubby shape makes the air bags slip out of the cockpit when swamped.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Flow rate at 144 CFS during paddle, but only 82 CFS 24 hr's later - http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?02090380 144/2.76

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful Creek - One of my absolute favorites. Faster currents than we expected & we got to practice a few impromptu rescues as a result. Soo many huge trees down & completely across creek. Some Limbos under, one way, way low. Some scootches over & one get out of yak, straddle tree, & get back into cockpit in very deep, swift water. Over ten miles & about 6 hours on the water. We had a total blast & were able to practice real world rescues in nice warm but fast-flowing water. Creek - All very wild, probably essentially like it was millions of years ago, ..... Great Friends, Great Day, Great Paddle...

    September 5, 2013

  • Sophie

    You three are the yakkers for sure!!! Have fun today kids!!!

    September 5, 2013

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  • David D
    Lead Organizer, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Barry
    2014 Simply Kayaking * Supporter,
    Event Host
  • A former member

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