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DATE: 08/13/2022
TIME: All Day (prompt start, estimated end)
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DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)

Location: Lehigh – White Haven to Rockport – Instructor – Jim Costello and Jack Lewnard

Maximum of 5 students

In this class we will work on building on your basic kayak skills. We will be using numerous

features on the river to allow us to fine tune paddling skills. All drills will be challenge by choice.

Class Topics:

Body position and the effects on boat handling

Eddies – single boat eddies, mid-river eddies, large eddies, using the entire eddy, use of boat angle when entering and exiting an eddy

Using current

Dominant current – How to recognize it and use it to aid you movement

Cross current push – Using current, boat angle and limited strokes to move into dominant flow of the river

Rolling Instruction (time sensitive) – fine tuning your roll

Prerequisite Skills: Participants should have basic knowledge of paddle strokes, solid boat control and the ability to roll a kayak. High level of comfort on the Upper Lehigh. Must have weather dependent gear.

Course Fees: $20

Please contact Jim Costello for information regarding this trip.

 

LOCATION

WHERE:
Lehigh River – White Haven to Rockport

NEAREST ADDRESS:
500 Main St
White Haven, PA 18661

EXACT COORDINATES:
41.058917, -75.772553

ONLINE DIRECTIONS:
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PARKING FEE:
No

RESTROOM AVAILABLE:
Yes

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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:
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LOCATION NOTES:

General Information:
Whitewater: the White Haven to Rockport section of the Lehigh River is the “go-to” run for WTC whitewater paddlers from April though October. Dam releases are scheduled routinely beginning in May each year; meaning that the Lehigh can be run even when other rivers are dry. It offers plenty of challenges for beginner and intermediate paddlers and the advanced paddler can always find a move to challenge themselves with. Its also incredibly beautiful, teeming with wildlife and has lots of historical artifacts from the coal mining days.

Difficulty & Must Haves:
Class II+ – III. Section Length: 9 miles. Time: 5-6 hours normal run time with stops for lunch and playing. No matter what time we put on the river, we seem to take off at 5 pm. 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:
Optional/Recommended Equipment and Supplies: Lunch and snacks, extra water, sunscreen, glasses holder, throw-rope.

Additional Notes & Shuttle Info:
40°57’56.8″N 75°45’26.3″W https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zjduWflhNnK4.k3hQBevJ6NXw
Our normal routine is to meet at White Haven; all drivers will take their cars to Rockport and one car will come back to the put in (or more depending on trip size). Note: on busy weekends, the number of vehicles allowed at the Rockport access is limited; please listen to the Park Rangers’ instructions, be patient and minimize your time at the bottom of the hill to allow others to load up. Parking at White Haven and Rockport is free. Additional Notes: There are porta-potties at White Haven; and a composting toilet/changing room at Rockport. No soap or running water is provided. On summer weekends, the parking lots and river get crowded so an early start time is advantageous, particularly to get ahead of the rafts. There are a number of restaurants near White Haven for dinner after the trip if you still have the energy


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