DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Location: Lehigh – Glen Onoko to Jim Thorpe – Instructor – Ross Northrop
This coached river trip will focus on tuning up your roll in current. The day will begin at Glen Onoko where we will work on developing your underwater comfort and fine tuning your roll in calm water.
Moving into the current, you’ll have multiple opportunities to practice those skills in a controlled setting. All drills will be challenge by choice.
This practice session will be followed by a coached river trip to Jim Thorpe. Selected sections will be chosen to allow for additional opportunities to continue to practice your roll in current.
Developing underwater comfort
Controlled practice for rolling in current
Coached practice using river features, eddies, current
Prerequisite Skills: Participants should have solid boat control and the ability to roll a kayak in a pool. High level of comfort on the Glen Onoko to Jim Thorpe section. Must have weather dependent gear.
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. 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!
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELED: No