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New Meetup: The Lehigh River Whitewater Rafting Trip

From: JJ
Sent on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:40 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for BLAZE >> Backpacking Gay Men of NYC!



What: The Lehigh River Whitewater Rafting Trip

When: Saturday, August 7,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $62.50 per person

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)


What: The Lehigh River Dam Release Whitewater Rafting Day Trip
When: Saturday, Aug 07,[masked]:00 AM - 8PM
Where: Lehigh River, Pocono, PA

Fun, Adventure, and the Great Outdoors! You will find all of these in rafting! Join us for the Aug 07 Lehigh River Dam Release day, and enjoy the 12 miles of outstanding scenery over (or under) 5 hours of Class III whitewater. This is a fun, thrilling, and pristine trip that everyone from ages 8 and up can do?no experience necessary! While paddling over 17 rapids you?ll scream, laugh, swim, and have an excellent day. If you have done white water rafting before, you know what I am talking about; If you have not yet, the trip is definitely going to be worthwhile.

PLAN:

Leave Saturday Aug 07 early in the morning at around 7am, drive about 2 hours from NYC to Pocono, PA. We will likely be back in the city by 8pm.

Diving direction:
Take I-80 West from George Washington Bridge through Delaware Water Gap. Take PA Exit # 284 (Blakeslee) and travel South on 115 for 2 miles to 903 South. Take 903 South for 10 miles - Pocono Whitewater is on the right -directly on Route 903.

GROUP SIZE:
12 people, which can fit 3 cars (if we have 3 drivers) and 2 rafts. (If we have more divers I could take about 15 people, then we will have 3 rafts).

Trip Apparel and Gears:
Bring your bathing suit, shorts, rivershoes or old sneakers. Always remember to dress for the weather. Bring eyeglass straps if you wear glasses. Remember to bring your sunscreen. Bring smaller dry bags for your camera ( if you want to take photos, or better yet, bringing waterproof cameras), personal food, water and etc. Never forget a towel and change of dry clothes, very important because you will get wet! NO FLIP FLOPS!

COSTS:

$59.95 per person for rafting ticket($62.5 if payed through Paypal) to be collected prior to the trip, plus food and shared gas cost ( The outfitter provides subs for lunch for about $7.50 and there is also after post trip barbecue, or you can always bringing your own food)

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THIS EVENT:
NOTE #1: About RSVP. Pocono Whitewater Adventures requires all the trips to be booked at least 2 weeks ahead of time during popular season, and they need to receive the payment prior to the trip. So in order to secure our trip on Aug 07, I need all Blaze members who are interested in this trip RSVP before Friday 12pm, July 22. Please understand.

NOTE #2: About Safety. Rafting trip on Lehigh River is relatively pretty safe, and well guided. And it does not require much repelling experience at all. However, any outdoor adventure activity offers varying degrees of inherent natural risk. Slippery rocks, sudden water level changes, the individual's concentration to the task, and various other factors contribute to your rafting adventure. Therefore, Blaze cannot assume responsibility for property loss or personal liability. The outfitter there- Pocono Whitewater Ltd. will also ask you to sign a waiver of liability form agreeing to participate at your own risk before rafting.

RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/blazenyc/calendar/14166634/

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