EVENT

WHEN:
DATE: 06/08/2024
TIME: 12:00am (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.)

-Instructor –Lois Hillman

Proposed section -Lehigh (Jim Thorpe to Weissport)

Enrollment limit: 5

Course Goals:  Is your goal to get back on the river? Are you hoping to build some confidence?  This course will focus on getting you back to the river and emphasize scouting as a way to grow your confidence and independence on the water.  We will be scouting Class 2 rapids and making a plan to reach a given point on the river.  We will begin by land scouting then transition those skills to river scouting. (Yes, we will be out of our boats and land scouting).  We will review strokes and maneuvers to enhance boat control and reach a determined destination.

Weather dependent gear is required.

*Prerequisite Skills: Paddlers that participated in previous WTC WW training programs (or equivalent at instructor discretion).

Course Fee: $20 (WTC and ACA membership required)

LOCATION

WHERE:
Lehigh River – Jim Thorpe to Weissport

NEAREST ADDRESS:
1 Lehigh Ave
Jim Thorpe,  PA 18229

EXACT COORDINATES:
40.863766, -75.736932

ONLINE DIRECTIONS:
Google Mapping

PARKING FEE:
Yes

RESTROOM AVAILABLE:
Yes

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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:


LOCATION NOTES:

General Information:
Whitewater: This section of the Lehigh is known as the “family float” section and offers some great practice spots for practicing ferrying, eddy turns and river reading. The scenery is more urban than the upper sections of the Lehigh but still mostly delightful. You can break the trip up by putting in or taking out at an access known as “Dunbars”, or use this wide stretch of rocky shoreline for lunch.

Difficulty & Must Haves:
Class: I-II. Section Length: 7 miles Time: 6 hours. Required Equipment: Boat suitable for whitewater, paddle, skirt, helmet, PFD, whistle, water, dry bag. Recreational boats with skirts can run this section of river. 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°49’39.7″N 75°42’04.8″W https://maps.app.goo.gl/NnkHEEUXRXNgMw4A7?g_st=ic

Paddlers may be directed to park in Weissport (reverse shuttle) or to meet in Jim Thorpe; tell the attendant that you are “dropping off” to avoid the daily parking fee. Parking is free in Weissport.  Park along the fence of the playground area. Shuttle cars returned to Jim Thorpe will have to pay the daily parking fee – be kind and pool your money so your shuttle driver doesn’t have to pay. Additional Notes: There are no facilities at Weissport. The railroad station at Jim Thorpe offers flush toilets and running water during regular business hours.

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FUTURE HERE:
WW Trip - Lehigh River - 05/12/2024 - 12:00am
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