This paddle is being canceled due to the weather for tomorrow.
Monocacy River Adventure - The Next 14 Miles With Shuttle
Adventurous Paddles: These paddles usually will be 8 plus miles, usually in slightly more challenging water. People who sign up for these trips should be experienced with small river paddling and minor whitewater paddling.
A few weeks ago, we did the first leg of the river. Now it is time to continue our adventure. We will set shuttle at 10:00 AM from the Pinecliff Park Boat Ramp on the Monocacy River for a 14 mile paddle with the current from the Devilbiss Bridge on the Monocacy to Pinecliff Park. Please plan to arrive at Pinecliff Park Boat Ramp no later than 10:00 AM for the shuttle.
This section of the Monocacy is mostly moving flatwater with a few minor (Class I) whitewater features. Nothing very serious, just fun. Composite boats are definitely not recommended for this paddle.
Pack a lunch for a rest stop in a small park or a beach area at about the 8 mile point. Total paddle time on the water should be about 4.5 to 5 hours. Factoring in shuttle time and a lunch stop, we should be back to the take out around 4:30 but will still need to retrieve cars at the put in so this will be a full day event. We will need drivers to help with the shuttle, by loading extra boats on their cars. Additionally we will need a few drivers to take the other drivers back to pick up their cars after the paddle.
Make sure to bring lots of water, sunscreen, and snacks. We will stop for a lunch/snack break on a small "beach". Feel free to bring something yummy to share. Afterwards we will mostly like stop for dinner somewhere nearby.
Remember that 10:00 is the time we need to set the shuttle. Please plan on being there by at least 9:45 am to unload and get your gear ready.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A PFD AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY. With cold weather, you also need to remember to wear Cold Weather Paddling Gear.
You must have your own equipment and kayak for this paddle. The Organizers and Event Hosts of Wicked Fun Kayakers look out for our paddlers, but we are not trained experts in rescuing paddlers. All trips are organized by volunteers who are experienced kayakers but not professionals or qualified rescue experts. You are responsible for your own personal safety.