DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This is a CORVID-19 compliant paddle. We will be maintaining social distancing when possible and wearing face masks as necessary. Please bring a face mask, hand sanitizer, and your own pen to sign the liability/release form. Please bring a lunch to eat in your boat. You must RSVP the leaders (Kalindi Dogra and Christina Older, Christina_older at Hotmail dot com) via email to attend.
Please respond as soon as possible. You do not have to wait until six days before the trip. Paddles are limited to 10 people and we want to determine how many are interested and possibly have two paddles each day. Also let the leaders know if you have a camp site reserved at Assateague Island State Park and have space for additional people since the park is fully reserved.
If there are cancellations (possible) you are responsible for booking your own campsite. Reservations for the campground will require you to use the online reservation system that the Maryland state park system uses. Sites in other areas (National park, Frontier town, etc.) may be available You will need to pay additional fees per car to enter the Assateague Island National Seashore if we choose to paddle there. If you have a National park pass, please plan to bring it with you.
The plan is to gather at Loop F on Friday afternoon for an easy early evening or late afternoon paddle, followed by a Saturday paddle on the open tidal waters of Sinepuxent Bay. An ad hoc shorter paddle will happen on Sunday based on paddlers interest. The best boat would be a 14′ or longer vessel that is able to track well. A spray skirt is highly recommended as we do encounter chop. The bay is prone to wind, so you need to feel comfortable under these conditions. Please remember that this is coastal paddling in October; you need to be prepared for both warm and cool air/water temperatures. In case of scary high winds, we will shift the paddle to inland venues in the area (Ayers creek, Pocomoke, Trap pond, etc.)
There are no shuttles.
WHERE: Assateague State Park – Campground
EXACT COORDINATES: 38.229225, -75.140259
NEAREST ADDRESS: Stephen Decatur Highway Berlin, MD