PPCS Trip and Event Schedule

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Please review the Participant's Responsibilities, Dos and Don'ts, Reading a River, Survival Tips and the Liability Waiver.
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Trip description/notes:

Dates River/Event Section Class Notes TC TC Phone TC email
Saturday, April 29KennebagoIII+Morrill Nason(207) 577-9264email
Saturday, April 29TC ChoiceIIWe will post on the list serve if conditions are favorableCarolyn Welch, Dave Lanman(207) 725-8178, (207) 462-6email
Saturday, May 6KennebagoIII+If still runningMorrill Nason(207) 577-9264email
Sunday May 7WebbIIITom Rutka(207) 450-3424email
Sunday May 7NH RiversIVKen Gordon(207) 784-2745email
Fri-Sun May 12-14Canoe Camping Wyman LakeFamily camping. Day trips on lake depending on group.Brant Winsor(207) 649-8041email
Fri-Sun May 19-21Stonycreek, Johnstown PAIII$20 entrance/ camping to the festival for entire weekend. Leave Thursday, Drive halfway, carpool. http://benscreekcanoeclub.com/rendezvous/ http://benscreekcanoeclub.com/rendezvous/Mike Fask(508) 826-1433email
Sat. May 2025 Mile StreamUnity to Burnham IIAllan Fuller(207) 453-2229email
Sun. May 28Dead @ 5500IVTC neededemail
Sun. May 28Dead @ 1300IIITC neededemail
Sat June 3Dead @ 5000IVTC neededemail
Fri - Sun June 9-11Maine Canoe SymposiumCelebrate Maine's canoeing heritage for three days in the woods at Moose Pond near Bridgton, Maine. MCS speakers and instructors share their knowledge and experience in paddling, tripping, camping, boat construction and many other topics. See description on pg 30 in this book. Register online at www.mainecanoesymposium.org.Paul Faria, David Butler(207) 660-5102, (207) 650-26email
Sat June 11Dead River @ 3500IVKenny Decoster(207) 985-2144email
Fri-Sun June 16-19Canoe Camping Wyman LakeFamily camping. Day trips on lake depending on group.Brant Winsor(207) 649-8041email
Sat. June 24Dead River Throwback CruiseIIIOK hot-shot boaters, let’s pretend it’s 1988 again…. What were you paddling the first time you ran the Dead River? (I was in a 16’ Old Town with an inner tube in the middle.) Load up that Tripper or Perception Dancer and come run the Dead at 1800. Don’t laugh – this is gonna be fun! If you’re a first-timer, this is your chance to take on this run with some back-up from the so-called experts. You might even get some informal instruction. Kyle Duckworth(207) 288-5763email
Sun. June 24Kennebec Gorge low flowIIIHaving conquered the savage Dead on Saturday, we will attempt to subdue the Kennebec Sunday morning. Low flow is 300-400 cfs, and is a great chance to see the gorge in a calm and more placid setting. Most drops are short and class II, with a couple that are solid class III. Kyle Duckworth(207) 288-5763email
Fri-Sun June 30 to July 1Roll Dams section of W. Br PenobscotIIIHelen Hess(207) 288-9510email
Sat. July 1Dead River @ 1800IIITC neededemail
Sun July 2Dead River @ 1300IIITC neededemail
Sat July 8Canada Falls @ 600IVRon Chase(207) 725-4342email
Fri. July 14Rapid RiverIVRyan Galway(207) 650-0978email
Fri. July 21Swiftwater Rescue Clinic (Forks)Kick off the Summer Picnic weekend with this one-day class taught by ACA-certified instructors from Northeast Guide Service. Includes a raft trip through the Kennebec Gorge to the site, drills on rope-throwing, swimming, boat recovery, wading, and more. Participation limited to 10 people with preference given to first-timers. Your slot will be reserved when you pre-pay the $65 cost of class to the PPCS. Kyle Duckworth(207) 288-5763email
Sat/Sun July 22-23Summer Picnicemail
Sat. July 22Dead River @ 2400IIITom Rutka(207) 450-3424email
Sat. July 22Kennebec from Webb's to CaratunkIIAllan Fuller(207) 453-2229email
Sat. July 22Cook's Meeting @ 5:30Webb's CampgroundSkirts are optional.  Followed by Pot Luck Supper @ 6:00 pm. All are welcome who bring a contribution. email
Sun. July 23Dead River @ 1800IIITC neededemail
Sun. July 23Kennebec low flowl 8:00 a.m.IIITC neededemail
Sun. July 23Kennebec Gorge @ 4800IVJean Miller, Bill Stafford(860) 309-8360, (860) 970-16email
Sun. July 30Kennebec RiverWaterville - AugustaIAllan Fuller(207) 453-2229email
Sat/Sun Aug 5-6Canada Falls @ 600, Roll Dams 500III-IVJohn Brower(207) 397-4815email
Sat. Aug 12Dead River @ 2400IIITom Rutka(207) 450-3424email
Sun. Aug. 13Dead River @ 1800IIITom Rutka(207) 450-3424email
Sat/Sun Aug 19-20Magalloway @ 1200IVCamping nearbyRyan Galway(207) 650-0978email
Sat/Sun Aug 19-20Canada Falls 600, Roll Dams 500III-IVJohn Brower(207) 397-4815email
Mon-Fri 8/21-25Sea Kayak StoningtonDave Wallace, Allan Fuller(207) 522-2525, (207) 453-22email
Sun Sep 3Dead River @ 5500IVTom Rutka(207) 450-3424email
Sat. Sep 9Canada Falls 600IVJohn Brower(207) 397-4815email
Sun. Sep 10Roll Dams section of W. Br PenobscotIIIJohn Brower(207) 397-4815email
Sat. Sep 16Dead River @ 3500IIISuzanne and Gary Cole(207) 933-4025email
Sun. Sep 17Kennebec GorgeIVSuzanne and Gary Cole(207) 933-4025email
Sat. Oct 7Dead River up to 6000IVTC neededemail
Sat.- Mon Oct 7-9Fall Supper Events Mt. Desert IslandHiking biking, sea kayaking and more. Sign up Saturday morning, Somesville Fire Station. Pot luck at 6:00; bring a dish to share; chowder served;program to follow.email
Sat. Oct 14NH River drawdown; TC ChoiceIII+Ryan Galway(207) 650-0978email
Sa. Oct 21Farmington River, New Boston MA.IIICamping nearbyJean Miller, Bill Stafford(860) 309-8360, (860) 970-16email