HIKING Wednesday Miler Hiking -- for 11-13 miles on 07/13/2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm -- Start at Smith Bridge parking area, then 11-13 brisk miles with lunch at Brandywine Creek SP, return along east bank of Brandywine Creek. Bring water lunch, snack and anticipate a very hot day.
HIKING Saturday Long Hiking -- for 8-12 miles on 07/16/2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm -- Two loops: first is about 8 miles and will include Swarthmore winter gardens and the second is around 4 miles. Contact leader about setting up carpool if desired. Bring water and lunch. Heavy snow on ground will turn this into cross country ski day. Rain cancels. Relatively flat along Delaware County Crum Creek.
PADDLING Touring Paddling -- for miles on 07/16/2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm -- General Information: Holtwood is a section of the Susquehanna River below the Holtwood Dam. It is one of our most beautiful paddles with unique geologic formations. There is abundant wildlife with plenty of osprey and eagles. Difficulty and Must Haves: The water is an impoundment controlled by the Holtwood Dam above and the Conowingo Dam below. During most of the season, there is very little current, but there can be significant currents that build up quickly depending on the rate of release. When the current is low, rocks that lurk just under the water surface are not visible. Paddle carefully. We paddle upstream along the low current west bank then switch to paddle downstream along the high current east bank. We finish with a trip up the Muddy Creek, a great place for a swim. Nice to Have and Human Interest: This is one of our favorite swimming spots, so plan to get wet. Lunch is o...
HIKING Sunday Hiking -- for 4-5 miles on 07/17/2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm -- Please dress for cold weather and hiking boots are recommended in case there is ice and/or snow. There will be a few hills. Please call leader in case of inclement weather for cancellation information.