DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, and carpooling directions.)
Open to recent and past graduates of the training program who want to continue developing skills needed to do the White Haven section in the future, or just want a fun day on the water. We will spend some time at Glen Onoko warming up before heading down river to the Weissport take out below Dunbar. Response from experienced paddlers willing to provide river support will dictate how may new paddlers the trip can accommodate. Arrive at the Glen Onoko private boaters lot in time to shuttle by 9:30 am. Directions will be provided if needed.
Club gear can be made available for rental. It is likely you will need to transport rental gear though. Check with Matt.
Contact Matt at email: himmelstein – 127 AT comcast.net. cell Four 8 Four – 35 six – 6187
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. 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!