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WHEN:
DATE: 08/20/2016
TIME: 9:00am-5:00pm (prompt start, estimated end)


DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water!  Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, and carpooling directions.)

I will lead the SPECTACULAR Lower Gorge trip, Rockport to Glen Onoko, on Saturday, August 20th.

Pay attention now… we will do a REVERSE shuttle.  Please meet at GLEN ONOKO at 9am.

From there, we will pile boats and people into as few cars as possible, then drive to Rockport, unload and put-in.

This is a longer section that the upper gorge with some more flatwater.  You may want to consider your more comfortable/faster boat.

 

Please post here or on the facebook post if you would like to join the group!

 

Thanks,

Gwen Rossini

302-494-1793

gwennieg.23@gmail.com

LOCATION

WHERE:
Lehigh River – Rockport to Glen Onoko

NEAREST ADDRESS:
650 Rockport Rd
Weatherly,  PA 18255

EXACT COORDINATES:
40.965803, -75.757108

ONLINE DIRECTIONS:
Google Mapping

PARKING FEE:
No

RESTROOM AVAILABLE:
Yes

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LOCATION NOTES:

General Information:
Whitewater: this section of the Lehigh River begins with a large pool, great for warming up, then a large continuous rapid great for beginner whitewater kayakers. The scenery is less spectacular on this stretch and a new bridge is (was?) under construction. Obey signs and stay away from construction.

Difficulty & Must Haves:
Class I-II. Section Length: 2 miles Time: 3 hours; depending upon how you work the features. Required Equipment: Boat suitable for whitewater, paddle, skirt, helmet, PFD, whistle, water, dry bag. Required Skills: Paddlers must have good boat control, be able to catch and exit eddies in moving water, ferry and wet-exit safely.

Nice to Have & Human Interest:
Lunch and snacks, extra water, sunscreen, glasses holder, throw-rope.

Additional Notes & Shuttle Info:
40°51’53.8″N 75°44’08.4″W https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zflYkOyGva3E.kmhbUT4uRGOA
Boats can be dropped off at the designated area; please load/unload your equipment as quickly as possible to make room for others. Avoid using the area designated for rafters. It is a quick shuttle to Jim Thorpe – park at the railroad station parking lot. There is a per/car fee of $10 for the day in-season. If you are the shuttle driver, tell the attendant that you are shuttling to avoid the fee.
Additional Notes: Shuttle drivers should park in the upper lots to leave the good spots for day trippers as a courtesy. There is a composting toilet (no running water) at Glen Onoko. There are toilet facilities with running water inside the train station depot during regular hours. There are plenty of dinner and snack options in Jim Thorpe!

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