Past Meetup

Kayak down the Pine Creek thru the PA Grand Canyon

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Details

Pine Creek Gorge, commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania is surrounded by approximately 165,000 acres of the Tioga State Forest. The Canyon begins south of Ansonia along US Route 6 and continues for approximately 47 miles. The maximum depth of the canyon is 1,450 feet at Waterville, near the southern end. At Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks, the depth is more than 800 feet. These overlooks offer the most spectacular views. Pine Creek Gorge received national acclaim in 1968 when the National Park Service designated a 12-mile section as a National Natural Landmark.

I have a lodge in the area that sleeps 20 on single beds so come with your boat and personal gear (sleeping bag/sheets/blanket/towels) and have a blast. We did this back in June 2011 and had a great weekend, if you want to see the place check it out in the past meetups.

The lodge has a large kitchen and facilities to cook for 20 so we will be planning a group menu and to split the food cost last time it was 20$ per person. It's also BYOB and adults only 21+.

We will be using the link below, as we get closer to the date, to plan the length of our kayaking trip. So please comment on the duration you would like.

If you don't kayak, but want to join us anyway, there is a really nice hiking/biking "Rails to Trail" that you can also check out at this link. Plus it would be great to have people to help us shuttle.

http://www.pinecreekwatershedrcp.org/railtrail.pdf

If the water level in the Pine Creek is too low, Plan B is to drive within an hour and kayak the West branch of the Susquehanna River and we'll put in near Hyner Mountain. I have made contact with an Outfitter in the area that can help us with that if needed. If you like to watch the water level of Pine Creek, find it on this link: http://www.pinecrk.com/riverweather/riverweather.html

Directions to the lodge and all contact information will be provided as soon as the meetup reservations close on 5/31. (side note: lodge is 6 miles from Waterville - FYI poor cell phone reception at the lodge...it's 1.2 miles from the closest hard road at the intersection of Rt 664 and Lower Pine Bottom Rd)

1- Wearing PFD'S Required

2- Wear polyester or nylon clothes
3- Have an extra set of dry clothes too.
4- Gear such as extra paddle, pump, sponge, paddle float,whistle.

5- Be familiar with a wet exit ( Minimum )
6- Self-rescue ( Optional )

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