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Wading River on a Rainy Friday

  • Nov 1, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Join us for a soggy paddle on the Wading River, from Speedwell to Evans Bridge.  We will be meeting at Evans Bridge (the take out), loading up cars and shuttling boats/people up to Speedwell Bridge to launch.  The shuttle is a short one on paved roads.  We will paddle the 11.4 miles downstream to our cars, with a stop for lunch at Godfrey Bridge.  The trip should take about 4-6 hours on the water, plus extra for the shuttles.  The weather is going to be rainy and windy, so remember to dress in layers of synthetic clothing (no cotton, it stinks when it is cold and wet), and bring a full change of clothes in a dry bag with you in your boat.

This section of the Wading is narrow and twisty, and probably has trees we will have to climb over.  Short plastic boats are recommended.  As with all DVK paddles a PFD (life vest) must be worn.

Trip cancellations due to thunder/even higher winds/blizzard will be posted by 6:00am on the day of the paddle.  Jason can be reached via cell phone at[masked]-7047.

Evans Bridge is on Rt. 563, about 3/4ths of a mile south of the split with Rt. 679.  Parking area is on the east side of the road, north of the bridge.

GPS Coordinates are[masked] N,[masked] W

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was so much fun and I got to sand the barnacles off the bottom of my boat all at the same time. Thanks, Jason. I love the challenging stuff.

    November 1, 2013

    • Sheldon L.

      But did you do any attaining ?

      November 3, 2013

  • Sheila L.

    What a great group! And a great adventure! (And much less rain than they had back at home)

    November 1, 2013

  • Tony B

    A great work out. Shallow water, tons of obstacles. Great People.

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great soggy wet bushwacky time walking and paddling the speedwell section..thanks pals

    November 1, 2013

  • Dori M.

    I guess I will join the group for the next mild sunny day!

    October 31, 2013

  • Bruce A.

    Tom: good question. I was disappointed when I received notice that the Batsto trip was cancelled, but pleased to sign up for the Wading trip instead

    October 31, 2013

  • Tom G.

    Just wondering how people can be on 2 paddles at the same time...
    Wading River and Batsto River on the same time and time

    October 31, 2013

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