Past Meetup

Annual New's Year Day Paddle

Details

THIS HAS BECOME A DRY SUIT ONLY PADDLE DUE TO COLD WATER AND AIR TEMPERATURES. PLEASE ADJUST YOUR RSVP ACCORDINGLY.

This has become a tradition with DVK. Meeting Location: We will meet at Bull's Island Boat launch (which is just north of Bull's Island Campground- the directions may take you to the park office, the boat launch is a few hundred yards north of the park office) and is where we will finish the paddle

Launch Location:We will launch from Frenchtown, NJ.

Estimated Duration/Milage: this paddle is about 8.5 miles and should take about 3-4 hours
Shuttle Required?: yes, we will meet at the take-out and move as many boats to as few cars as possible
Skill Level: I would recommend beginner plus, this paddle does have class I rapids with swift moving water

Boat Types/Lengths: no boats under 12 feet
Cancellation Info:wind or heavy snow will cancel

Special Equipment Needed: Cold weather gear is mandatory. A dry suit is required for combined water + air temps under ninety degrees. As usual, pfd required, and due to size of the river would recommend having bilge pump and/or paddle float in case of emergency.

Food: We will be stopping at an island around the mid-point of the paddle for lunch/snacks so bring something to eat and plenty to drink

Loaner/Rentals Available: there are no rentals available that I know of

Important: The Delaware Valley Kayakers collects no dues and assumes no responsibility.

NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us.

Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Information is provided with the understanding that the providers are not engaged in rendering advice on technical matters, equipment performance, safety, or any other aspect of the sport in absolute terms or advocating any of the techniques or experiences described.